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This common antioxidant actively slows the signs of ageing in human skin. A common antioxidant used as a dye in laboratories could one day be added to skin care products as way to slow the signs of ageing, a recent study on the effects of a chemical called methylene blue on human skin cells suggests.

This common antioxidant actively slows the signs of ageing in human skin

The compound did a better job of helping cells called fibroblasts survive longer, divide faster, and show fewer indicators of ageing than several other antioxidants. "I was encouraged and excited to see skin fibroblasts, derived from individuals more than 80 years old, grow much better in methylene blue-containing medium with reduced cellular senescence markers," said lead researcher Zheng-Mei Xiong from the University of Maryland. 'Cellular senescence' is the term used to describe when normal cells stop dividing. The Science of Sunscreen & How it Protects Your Skin. Click to enlarge With summer more or less here (stifle those sniggers, English readers), it seemed as good a time as any to examine the chemicals in sunscreen.

The Science of Sunscreen & How it Protects Your Skin

Revision Quizzes for your PC, Tablet or Smartphone. 50 Awesome Chemistry Videos For The Busy Science Teacher. Though we don’t often recognize it, chemistry defines nearly every element of our everyday lives.

50 Awesome Chemistry Videos For The Busy Science Teacher

From the reactions that fuel the sun to the biology of our bodies to the technology in our gadgets, chemistry is at the heart of everything we do and is the central science that unites biology, physics, geology, astronomy, medicine, and countless other fields. Yet chemistry doesn’t always get the credit and recognition it deserves for playing such an awesome role in, well, everything. If you’ve been slighting chemistry, there’s no better time to give the field the credit it deserves than National Chemistry Week. Founded in 1987, the week-long event has helped bring awareness to the role chemistry plays both in our lives today and in our future.

You can get in the spirit of the event by checking out a few (or all) of these amazing chemistry videos online. Amazing Reactions and Experiments Brainiac: Thermite and Liquid Nitrogen: Think thermite reactions are super awesome? Lectures Courses Fun. Mr Banks's Chemistry Site. Four new element names are on the table. Time to throw out that old copy of the periodic table: New names have just been penciled in for four elements officially recognized back in December.

Four new element names are on the table

Nihonium, moscovium, tennessine, and oganesson will grace the blocks assigned to atomic numbers 113, 115, 117, and 118, said the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) today. Theconversation. When we say “salt”, we usually mean the stuff we sprinkle on our chips, which is sodium chloride (NaCl).

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But, technically speaking, this is just one example of a salt. Molecules that have an electrical charge are called ions. Those with a positive charge are cations, and those with a negative charge are anions. They’re like the opposite ends of a magnet, so anions attract cations. Acids are substances release positively charged hydrogen ions (H+) when in water, while bases release negatively charged hydroxide ions (OH-) in water. So salts are just made up of positively charged cations bound with negatively charged anions. Salty Not all salts are safe to eat, and not all of them taste salty. While adding salts to water is a pretty safe chemical reaction, in their elemental state, each component can be highly reactive.

Humans have been adding salt to food for thousands of years for two simple reasons: it’s a cheap and natural preservative; and it makes food taste better. Defensive eating. The Periodic Table of Videos - University of Nottingham. The Periodic Table of Elements. Path to the Periodic Table. Lesson Overview This activity allows students to re-create the thought process that Dmitri Mendeleev and Julius Lothar Meyer went through to devise their early periodic tables.

Path to the Periodic Table

The students are given cards (provided at the end of the teacher activity page), each with the name of an element, its symbol, and some properties. The students are then asked to sort the elements into a table of some sort, in any way that makes sense to them. In arriving at arrangements similar to those devised independently by Mendeleev and Meyer, they will come to a greater understanding and appreciation of how the periodic table is organized and of the information it contains. The activity is carried out in three steps. Student Ability Level and Grouping This activity is appropriate for high school introductory chemistry students or ninth-grade physical science students.

Expected Student Background and Skills. JINA-CEE Educational Gallery: Interactive Movies/Games on Nucleosynthesis in Nuclear Astrophysics. Chem year nine. SchoolMedia Interactive - Changes in the Properties of Matter - Physical and Chemical. MINT Center - The University of Alabama. Mixtures, elements and compounds. KS3 CHEMISTRY Science Quizzes revision notes Practice Questions multiple choice quiz worksheets crossword puzzles exercises. Doc B's revising for KS3 SCIENCE Doc Brown's Chemistry KS3 chemistry revision notes and practice questions KS3 CHEMISTRY and Earth Science multiple choice revision QUIZZES I appreciate SAT levels have gone, but I hope these KS3 chemistry Quizzes will still be of some use.

KS3 CHEMISTRY Science Quizzes revision notes Practice Questions multiple choice quiz worksheets crossword puzzles exercises

Chemistry resources - Listing page. Free Game to Practice Chemistry Knowledge! Also available for your iPhone/iPad/iPod here or Android device here.

Free Game to Practice Chemistry Knowledge!

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