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‘Sniff test’ to help preserve old books

A new 'sniff test' has been developed that can help libraries and museums preserve old documents and books. The test is based on detecting the levels of volatile organic compounds. These are released by paper as it ages and produce the familiar "old book smell". The international research team, led by Matija Strlic

Atomic veteran recalls x-ray experience

During the late 1950s, some soldiers were exposed to nuclear blasts in the hope of hardening them to repeated radiation exposure. It was an awesome force. A nuclear bomb thrusts so much air away from its center that it creates a vacuum moments later that sucks wind back in until it