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Science Says Not To Wash Your Chicken Before You Cook It

Here’s something to bring up the next time you’re eating after being a winner winner: you don’t actually have to wash the raw chicken with water before you cook it.


Your Next Smartphone Screen Will Be Able To Disinfect Itself

Your phone is filthy. Anything that’s getting rubbed by your grimy little fingers on a ridiculously regular basis is going to be far from pristine. But Corning can help. Its newest revision of Gorilla Glass is not only ridiculously resilient, it also kills pesky germs all by itself.


These Are The Bacteria Lurking On Your Phone

Sure, your phone might look clean, but it isn’t really. In fact, it’s covered in bacteria — and this image shows how horrible they are.


How To Safely Eat Fallen Food With The 5-Second Rule

Who among us hasn’t quickly reclaimed a floor cookie when no one was looking? If nobody’s seen: it didn’t happen and it’s not dirty. Well, not quite.


Everything You Need To Battle Those Terrifying Invisible Invaders: Germs

You can’t see ‘em, you can’t smell ‘em, and you certainly can’t feel ‘em — but you just know your body and your home is crawling with microscopic invaders who’ll do everything they can to make you sick. Gerrrrrms!


We're Sending Germs To Mars

What happens when living organisms are bombarded with cosmic radiation for years on end? We don’t know, unless comic books are allowed into the discussion. But an upcoming mission will put earthling microbes in the crossfire en route to Mars.


Sorry, Freezing Your Jeans Will Not Ungross Them

Your jeans in the freezer: It’s a recipe for shrinkage of the worst kind, plus it won’t do anything to clean your jeans despite Levi’s recommendation to do so.


Opinion: No, You May Not Use My Earbuds

Have you ever had someone ask you to borrow your earbuds? It’s gross, right? I typically say yes, but I’m always skeeved out, and reach for the alcohol wipes afterward. Bottom line: earbud sharing is not acceptable social behaviour.


Stainless Steel Just Earned The Germ-Free Achievement

Researchers at the University of Birmingham have successfully managed to create antibacterial stainless steel. By introducing silver, nitrogen and carbon to the surface of the metal, it not only wards off germs but is resistant to wear and tear.


Almost-Indestructible Bed Bugs Can Be Sniffed Out With This Device

From the same man who invented the George Foreman spin fryer, the fuel-tank mechanism for the F-22 Raptor jet and dozens of other awesome products comes… the bed-bug sniffer!


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