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Quinine
quinine. Article #31. Vol 9, pg 862. Quinine, used to treat Malaria, has the distinction of being the first chemical compound to be successfully used to treat an infectious disease. Quinine is made from the bark of the Cinchona tree and was … Continue reading
Local Group
Local Group. Article #28. Vol 7, pg 431. The term “local” is clearly relative. In the context of the astronomical term “local group”, the term “local” doesn’t refer to your neighborhood, your city, country, or even your own solar system. “Local … Continue reading
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Real Number
real number. Article #23. Vol 9, pg 973. The set of real numbers is probably best described as the set of numbers that includes all numbers that most of us will ever care about. Put another way, the real numbers are: … Continue reading
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Carbon14 Dating
carbon14 dating. Article #14. Vol 2, pg 850. Here’s how it works. Without knowing it, we’re all breathing in Carbon14, a radioactive isotope of Carbon. While we’re alive, the amount of Carbon14 in our bodies, as a percentage of the total … Continue reading