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Anne Helmenstine
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Those flying vampires are back! Have you ever tried making your own natural mosquito repellent to keep them away? What's you favorite recipe?
Learn about natural ways to repel mosquitoes and develop strategies to reduce your exposure to them.
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Diamond Ring effect from the March 20, 2015 total solar eclipse taken from an Icelandair jet over the Atlantic.
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Green tea offers many health benefits, yet you can get too much of a good thing. Here's a look at the chemicals in green tea that can make you sick or even kill you if you drink too much.

How much green tea do you drink? What's the most you ever had in one day?
Learn about the toxic health effects of drinking too much green tea and how much it's safe to drink in a day.
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Ever wondered about the risks to your health from eating snow? Here's a look at when it's safe and not-safe to eat snow.
Have you ever caught a snowflake on your tongue? Learn whether or not it's safe to eat snow.
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Shouldn't eat snow to stay hydrated if it is an emergency situation; the ice lowers body temperature too fast to be worth any benefit in freezing conditions. Attempt to melt some ice, then drink it. Also, I've always heard: "avoid the yellow snow".;P
Ew, so not safe. 
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Ever wanted to change the color of your pee (or figure out why it was a weird color, like blue or green)? Here's the answer.
Have you ever wanted to color your urine or wondered what causes urine to become colored? If so, you're in luck, because I have the answer! Here's a little applied color chemistry for your entertainment and experimentation pleasure.
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Baking Valentine's Day cookies or a cake? If you run out of baking powder or baking soda, you can use some kitchen chemistry to make a substitute.
Baking powder and baking soda are leavening agents that help baked goods to rise. Here is exactly how to substitute baking powder and baking soda.
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Here's my picture of the total solar eclipse off the coast of Iceland today. Amazing experience!
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Here's a list of 10 laboratory safety rules. What do you consider to be the most important lab safety rule?
Learn 10 important laboratory safety rules, including the most important lab safety rule. Keep yourself safe!
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my be worth noting; it ma be useful to school going kids of safety in the lab of their school
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How many words can you write using periodic table symbols? Can you write your name?
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thank you
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So what if it's cold outside. Couldn't you go for some homemade ice cream? You don't even need a freezer for this edible science project.
Make ice cream in a bag to get a tasty treat while learning science.
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How man atoms do you think there are in a human cell? Take a guess and check your answer.
Have you ever wondered how many atoms are in a human cell? It's a huge number! Here's a look at the answer.
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Scientist, Writer
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photography, web content, writing, editing, SEO, scientific research, mathematical analysis
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  • Self-Employed
    Writer/Scientist, 2001 - present
    Freelance writer about all things relating to chemistry.
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South Carolina
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Murrells Inlet, South Carolina - Burwell, Nebraska - Knoxville, Tennessee - Oak Ridge, Tennessee
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Introduction
I am About.com's Guide to Chemistry. I have a Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Tennessee and B.A. degrees in Physics and Mathematics from Hastings College. My work experience includes research, teaching, and consulting.
Education
  • University of Tennessee
    Biomedical Sciences, 1992
  • Hastings College
    Physics and Math, 1988
  • University of Washington
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Female
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Azareal, Anne Manasil, Futsang
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