Posts in 'Science'

Neil Armstrong: 1930-2012

"As long as there are history books, Neil Armstrong will be included in them, remembered for taking humankind's first small step on a world beyond our own"
NASA Administrator Charles Bolden

Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, passed away yesterday, August, 25th 2012 at the ...

Why old books smell

Chemists at University College, London have investigated the old book odor and concluded that old books release hundreds of volatile organic compounds into the air from the paper. The lead scientist described the smell as

"A combination of grassy notes with a tang of acids and a hint of vanilla ...