Physical Sciences

16 Ways You Didn’t Know to Use Candles

16 Ways You Didn’t Know to Use Candles

Candles make for a great ambiance, make a room smell nice, and they come in handy when the power goes out. We love their versatility, and naturally, that comes with some hacks — whether it’s inventive ways to remove wax after the wick has burned down, or ways to use…

Instead of ‘Reef Safe,’ Use This Kind of Sunscreen

Instead of ‘Reef Safe,’ Use This Kind of Sunscreen

No matter the skin type, we all need protection from harmful rays that can damage our skin or cause forms of cancer. Sunscreen is made of carbon-containing molecules to either absorb light or reflect it away from the skin, but one problem is when those same ingredients have been reported…

You’ve Been Using Hydrogen Peroxide Wrong

You’ve Been Using Hydrogen Peroxide Wrong

Hydrogen peroxide is a household disinfectant made up of two parts hydrogen and two parts oxygen. The high oxygenation creates a foaming action when it is poured on, jarring loose bacteria and more deeply penetrating porous surfaces, helping to cleanse them. When poured on the skin, all that foam makes…