Why Do We Need Earwax?

Why Do We Need Earwax?

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What is this stuff? ChEARio mates, Trace ear for DNews. Earwax is weird and gross, it’s basically congealed ear sweat. There are two kinds of sweat: most is cooling watery sweat, but some is thicker smellier sweat — which shows up in the armpit and ear. Earwax isn’t really wax, it’s mostly dead skin cells, …

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Inside USGS, No. 6, Ken Pierce, Heavy Breathing of the Yellowstone Caldera

Inside USGS, No. 6, Ken Pierce, Heavy Breathing of the Yellowstone Caldera

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Number 6 Ken Pierce U.S. Geological Survey Heavy Breathing of the Yellowstone Caldera TEXT: Heavy Breathing of the Yellowstone Caldera DR. PIERCE: My name is Ken Pierce, I’m a geologist with the U.S. Geological Survey, actually presently retired and emeritus with the U.S. Geological Survey. And my field of focus-of specialization, is in what’s called …

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Why Is Fluoride Good for Teeth?

Why Is Fluoride Good for Teeth?

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Chlorine and fluorine are some of the most dangerous, most reactive elemental gases on the planet. But, of course, elements act very differently depending on what sort of compound they’re in. I mean, add sodium to chlorine and you get table salt. Add sodium to fluorine and you get… something that’ll strengthen your teeth? Yeah …

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