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What Is Tinsel Made Of? Speaking of Chemistry Ep. 12

How is the shiny tinsel that decorates many Christmas trees made? Find out all about tinsel's chemistry history in this very special holiday episode of Speaking of Chemistry.

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Of Zinc And Making Babies

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December 17, 2014

Team Finds Source Of Zinc Sparks Released During Egg Fertilization

Developmental Biology: When an egg gets fertilized, it releases bursts of zinc cations from packets near its outer membrane

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