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How To : Turn a penny into gold with common chemicals

This science experiment will show you how to turn a penny into gold with common chemicals. This video tutorial will demonstrate turning the copper penny into a silver penny and into a gold cent. All you need to make gold pennies is sodium hydroxide (also known as lye), zinc po ...more

How To : Kill Cockroaches in a Green Way

Cockroaches are one of the most durable and and irritating forms of life on Earth. Many turn to toxic chemicals to get rid of them, but that's not very green is it? This video will give you some eco-friendly tips for preventing infestations, trapping insects, and disposing of ...more

How To : Pick a safe chemical lightening/whitening cream

You'd think that in the United States we have more of a problem of women wanting to look tan year round than white and pale. But many women actually crave the vampirish pale complexion, and because not all of them are born with it, some turn to whitening/lightening creams. Som ...more

How To : Identify problems with the peach tree borer

This video explains how to identify problems with the peach tree borer. The video begins with a peach tree shown with bore issues below the dirt line on the trunk. The instructor then explains that most of the pesticides used for this problem are no longer available and that m ...more

How To : Turn pennies into silver and gold coins with zinc

One of the most famous and repeated chemistry experiments involves money. Some would say this is more of a trick than an experiment, but you can be the judge of that. No one can just turn pennies into silver or gold coins, but someone with a few chemicals can. So, if you want ...more

How To : Dominate the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

First off, don't be frustrated. YOU CAN DO IT! Contrary to the message in the image above, it's NOT over. It's just beginning. And when it comes to solving the New York Times crossword puzzle, the old cliche does apply: practice makes perfect. I've read quite a few books and ...more

How To : Test manganese dioxide for purity (and sand)

This video speaks to everyone who has ever bought anything online, or in fact, anyone who has ever bought anything period. How do you know what you're getting is genuine? Is it a fake product? Is it stolen goods? Is it impure? Watch this science video tutorial from Nurd Rage ...more

How To : Make "elephant toothpaste" with hydrogen peroxide

C For Chemistry delves into the chemistry of science experiments. This chemist knows what he's talking about. These chemistry experiments are not only fun, but very educational for all of those interested in scientific chemical reactions and properties. This video tutorial wi ...more

How To : Swim a proper freestyle

New techniques may improve a swimming pool workout from Masters coach Nancy Kirkpatrick Reno. Before sticking a toe in the water, consider this advice: * Swim in a pool that's at least 20 to 25 yards long; those pools can usually be found at high schools and some gyms. A 50-me ...more

How To : Use a Bunsen burner in the chemistry lab

Find out how everything in a chemistry lab works, from pipettes to burners to recrystallization to storage. You'll get precise instructions on how to work and perform certain scientific duties in the chem lab, whether it's chemical or just ordinary high school science. Watch ...more

How To : Perform centrifugation in the chemistry lab

Find out how everything in a chemistry lab works, from pipettes to burners to recrystallization to storage. You'll get precise instructions on how to work and perform certain scientific duties in the chem lab, whether it's chemical or just ordinary high school science. Watch ...more

News : Fluorescent Puppies You Can Turn On and Off

Always wanted a fluorescent dog but didn’t want to commit? Well, here’s your solution. Researchers at Seoul National University developed fluorescent puppies that only glow when you want them to. Just inject the special pups with doxycycline and they’ll glow like a black light ...more

How To : Build a green wind tunnel insect trap

Killing bugs used to be the domain of fancy chemicals that, it turns out, hurt us as much or more than the bugs. If you have a flying pest problem and need a green way to control it, watch this video to learn how to make a DIY wind tunnel trap for your insect nemeses.

News : 60+ Hours of Sweet Darkness

As a show of support for the global effort in saving the earth RI Chemical Corporation encourages it's employees to join the upcoming event this saturday March 26. This shouldn't be just a turn off your lights. I suggest we all turn off all electrical appliances (Television, R ...more

Scrabble Bingo of the Day : EUCAINE

EUCAINE n pl. -S an anesthetic 59 points (9 points without the bingo) The first effective local anesthetic ever was cocaine, obtained from the leaves of the coca plant, and it's still legal for medical use. But cocaine tends to cause intense vasoconstrictor activity and some ...more

You Are What Your Mother Ate : Eat Well for Healthy Kids

I always thought you looked kinda like a pickle with peanut butter. Anyway, so the saying goes—you are what you eat—which is supposed to make you feel guilty when downing that triple cheeseburger with a side of donuts and frogs legs. Although, what's so wrong with being a chee ...more

How To : Make distilled water at home

This video shows us how to make distilled water for your carnivorous plants, such as a Venus Fly Trap. First, you fill a kettle with water from the tap. Heat on your stove top for a good 8 minutes or until it starts to steam and boil. Take the top off the kettle, but keep it ...more

How To : Defrost food safely

Thawing frozen food on the countertop or in warm water may put your family at risk from food-borne bacteria. Keep them safe by following these methods. Step 1: Know the dangers Keep food out of “the danger zone” – between 40 and 140 degrees. Freezing stops bacteria from growi ...more

News : Creepy Facial Reconstruction of Iceman Mummy

It's tough to figure out what a mummy would have looked like when he was alive; soft tissue of a human body decays, even in ice. But, Dutch brothers Adrie and Alfons Kennis took the challenge. Using techniques that belong to both science and art, they managed to reconstruct th ...more

How To : Drain and clean a hot tub spa

This eleven-part video tutorial discusses how to drain and clean a hot tub spa. It goes over the process step-by-step from turning off the circuit breaker to restarting the spa. It also gives helpful tips on cleaning the tub, working with spa chemicals and avoiding air locks t ...more

Scrabble Bingo of the Day : CREMAINS

CREMAINS n/pl the ashes of a cremated body 62 points (12 points without the bingo) Perhaps one of the creepiest portmanteau words out there, CREMAINS combines CREMATED and REMAINS to clearly describe the leftover ashes from a dead body that was burned. When you're grieving, ...more

How To : Make a chemical indicator from kitchen items

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a chemical indicator from kitchen items. First, make an indicator by grabbing some red cabbage and some vodka. Now, heat up some water until it's boiling, then place a smaller beaker inside the water with vodka inside of it. Place the red ...more

How To : Make frozen lemon blueberry popsicles for summer

Don't spend your hard earned money purchasing popsicles at the grocery store this summer; make your own! While we wouldn't turn down a Creamsicle, making popsicles at home means you'll be using all natural ingredients and no harsh chemicals and food dyes, meaning your kids wil ...more

How To : Clean a Spyder Marker paintball gun

In this tutorial, we learn how to clean a Spyder marker paintball gun. Before you start, disconnect your air source and turn the gun off to a safe position. Now, remove the barrel and slide out the pin. Now, the marker should fall out on its own. Make sure not to lose any of t ...more

News : Organic Soy Milk at Starbucks!

Starbucks may be the McDonalds of the coffee world, but sometimes there is just no way around that jones for a cup of joe. Today was one of those days. A late night of wishing friends farewell from the city of angels turned into sleeping past my alarm and running late for work ...more

How To : Get rid of ants

Ant problem? If the ants have come marching two by two—or, God forbid, 10 by 10—it’s time to put an end to the parade. Here’s how. How to get rid of ants, a guide by Howcast: You Will Need * A kettle of boiling water * Insecticides * Soapy water * A sponge * Baited ant traps ...more

How To : Make gooey slime for kids

Make Slime! This one is easy. Just mix equal parts of glue and water and then add an equal part of liquid starch. Just like that you have gooey slime. The more you play with it the more fun it becomes. This acclivity causes the polymer chains in the glue to cross link with che ...more

Make Your Own Nitrous Oxide : Hilarious Science

If you've ever had teeth removed/minor surgery, you most likely received some laughing gas, or nitrous oxide. This gas creates a happy, lightened feeling, and causes instant laughter. In this article, I'll show you how to make some. BUT BE CAREFUL!!! DO NOT proceed in this exp ...more

How To : Make Cool Sculptures with PVC Cut-Offs

PVC isn't something you want to send to the landfill. It's not going to do anything good for the ground when it's buried. It is also something you really, REALLY don't want to send to an incinerator. When burned, PVC releases some really nasty chemicals, including hydrochloric ...more

How To : Get rid of tent worms without insecticide

Talk about taking one for the team. If you're an eco-friendly earth muffin who refuses to use anything chemical-ridden on yourself and the environment around you, then there exists a gnarly - though effective - approach to killing a tent worm infestation that you may want to t ...more

How To : Make methamphetamine

This video shows you how to make Methamphetamine. The process for making it in chemistry terms is called an acid catalyzed dehydration of an alcohol using an E2 mechanism. The chemical compound being used is called Ephedrine. To turn Ephedrine into Methamphetamine you first ne ...more

How To : Build a beer kegerator

Having a problem keeping your beer cold? Ditch the regular fridge and use a kegerator! And don't buy an overpriced piece of junk -- make on yourself, right out of your old fridge. A kegerator is a modified refrigerator that keeps a keg of beer cool while dispensing the beer on ...more

How To : Make sodium acetate ("hot ice") in your kitchen

The Mr.G Show presents how to make "hot ice" more commonly known as sodium acetate in the kitchen. You start with one liter of white vinegar which you place into a sauce pan. You add four table spoons of baking soda to the pan being very careful because both chemical together ...more

News : Pentagon Funds Real Life Spider-Man Technology

Chemical engineers at Cornell have created a small device that may one day turn troops into real life spider-men. The device would cradle in the palm of the hand, allowing troops to scale walls. It uses an adhesive inspired by the Floridian leaf beetle, an insect that "can adh ...more

How To : Protect your hair from chlorine and saltwater

Everybody into the pool! Or the ocean! But not before you take measures to prevent your hair from getting fried. You Will Need * Leave-in hair conditioner with sunscreen * Club soda * A clarifying shampoo * A sulfate-free shampoo * A deep conditioner Step 1: Wet hair before s ...more

Making Electromagnetic Weapons : EMP Generator, Part One

In this series, I'll be exploring electromagnetic weapons, how to build them, their function and application to the future, and the amazing possibilities electromagnetism has to offer. First, the electromagnetic pulse generator, or EMP. You've probably heard of these before, a ...more

DIY Plastination : Turning Dead Animals Into Science-Jerky

If you found the world renown Body Worlds exhibition gnarly and perverse, perhaps you'll find this latest parade of plastination a little less so—considering we don't share the same DNA as these specimens of jerky-in-the-name-of-science. The Koerperwelten der Tiere—or Animal B ...more

How To : Safely Clean a Garbage Disposal

Does your kitchen smell like a landfill? Try these simple steps to clean out the culprit. This video will show you how to safely clean a garbage disposal. You Will Need * 2 cups ice * 1 cup rock salt or vinegar * Tongs or pliers * Lemon peels WARNING: Never put your hand in ...more

How To : Solder for electronics and other repairs

Learn how to solder. Whether you like to tinker with electronics or do your own plumbing repairs, soldering metal is an essential skill. Plus, it's kinda fun. You Will Need   * A soldering iron   * A soldering tip   * Safety glasses   * Solder   * Flux   * Soldering clamps ...more

News : Ten foods to eat for clear, acne-free skin - part 2

Welcome back to the two-part series of Ten foods to eat for clear, acne-free skin. Check out part 1 here. As any good dermatologist and aesthetician will tell you, beauty begins from the inside. In a healthy skin diet, the quality of the calories you eat matters more than any ...more

News : Take it on

Take It On Many critics of Traditional Martial Arts (TMA) base their criticisms on the training methodology of the “old school.” Kata and pre-arranged partnered sets, they say, don’t prepare the trainee for anything “real.” The approach of TMA, they continue, is based on assu ...more

How To : Clean and detail an engine

Learn how to clean your auto engine with these great tips. • Apply spray wax to fenders to prevent spotting on the paint, from engine degreaser. • An alternator is a crucial electrical device which must be protected from water and other chemicals. as a precaution, cover it wit ...more

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