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Short essays about the history of key words related to the field of science. Go to https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnLcc4NGH7sRxuL4Iz0sgAw if you prefer to watch the video.

Words of Scienc‪e‬ Orrin Omali Castillo

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Short essays about the history of key words related to the field of science. Go to https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnLcc4NGH7sRxuL4Iz0sgAw if you prefer to watch the video.

    Caffeine

    Caffeine

    Where does caffeine get its name from?  What is the active ingredient?  Answers to these questions and more in this episode of "Words of Science".


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    Bromine

    Bromine

    Are elements usually named based on their smell, or on their appearance?  Does our protective layer of ozone have an odor?  Find out the answers to these and more in this episode of "Words of Science".


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    Bile

    Bile

    Why do we speak of a bile duct and a gall bladder when bile and gall are essentially the same thing?  Find out in this episode of "Words of Science".


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    Benzene

    Benzene

    What was Benzene originally named?  Who originally discovered Benzene?  Answers to these and more in this episode of "Words of Science".


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    Base

    Base

    What do we call a substance that is neither acid nor alkali?  Are there different kinds of bases?  Where does the term 'base' come from anyway?  Answers to these questions and more on this episode of "Words of Science"


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    Barometer

    Barometer

    Who invented the first barometer?  What is the literal meaning of the word barometer?  Can you suck water up a straw to the second floor?  Third floor?  Maybe the fourth floor and higher?  Find out the answers to these questions and more in this episode of "Words of Science".


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