The Perfect Bite

Tempering (c) Saanse CC BY-SA 2.0 I love chocolate. I love the way snaps as I break it apart and the way it melts in my mouth. When I was little, I would simply melt chocolate chips in the microwave and pour them into silicone moulds. This way, I could eat larger pieces of chocolate instead of … [Read more...]

Galinstan: The Next Best Thing to Mercury

The Weirdest Metal on Earth Mercury escaped from a broken thermometer, By Tavoromann, Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) In the Periodic Table, element number 80, known as mercury is really weird compared to other metals. Mercury is the only metal that is liquid at room temperature, … [Read more...]

Are Organic foods healthier?

You may have heard more on people starting to switch over organic foods only. I know I have, and my family is starting to transition too. Personally, I have never felt a difference during the process of the switching, which made me wonder, are organic foods beneficial? What is organic food? Organic … [Read more...]

Why Aren’t Café Drinks Piping Hot?

Latte Art 3 (c) Kim San So CC0 1.0 Last year, I started volunteering at a coffee shop. I learned to make a variety of milk-based drinks including Lattes, Mochas, and London Fogs. While attending my training session, I was instructed to steam the milk to 145°C. For extra hot drinks, the milk can … [Read more...]

Elevation Athletics

Bronwen Rees- Wiedemann Athlete, Running Long Jump.© Eadweard Muybridge CC0 1.0 Have you ever heard of athletes travelling to the location of an important competition early to adjust to the altitude? Do you know why training on a high mountain is so much more difficult than at sea level? … [Read more...]

How Voice-Altering Gases Work: A look into Helium and its lesser-known opposite

If you've been on the internet at all during the last decade, you may have noticed the trend of using helium to raise the sound of one's voice. Personally, I had noticed that the trend existed, but never really watched any helium videos until I came across this … [Read more...]