Breaking Down How Your Computer Boots Up

In today’s world where all knowledge is accessible at the touch of a button, what happens when you touch the power button of your computer? When you press the power button on your computer, electric current flows through a specific power supply unit called SMPS (switching mode power supply), which converts the alternating current from …

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The Non-Glamorous History of Play-doh

Play-doh is fairly ubiquitous. Where there are toddlers, there is Play-doh or a variant of it. It’s one of the most beloved fidget toys for those with sensory issues, meaning it’s making it’s way into older people’s desks so they have something to manipulate while they think. So, what’s the history behind this beloved toy? …

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The Origin of Modern Birds and How They Evolved from Dinosaurs

One of the most striking examples of evolutionary transition in all biology history is the evolution of modern birds. Their group of land vertebrates is the most diverse on Earth, with more than 10,000 extant species worldwide (Brusatte et al. 2015). This evolutionary transition from an animal very much alike Tyrannosaurus rex, date back to …

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What Are Pesticides and Are They Really Harmful?

Pesticides are chemicals generally used in agriculture, in order to prevent diseases, pests, weeds and other kinds of plant pathogens. The final aim of pesticides is to maintain high quality in agricultural production and yield and also improve the external appeal of fruits and vegetables. Despite sometimes not being noticed by the public, there some …

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