Science / Geology / Hydration: A chemical reaction, usually in weathering, which adds water or OH to a mineral structure.


Health / First Aid / Dehydration: Depletion of body fluids, to the point of illness. MORE

Passito (Italy)

Life Style / Wine / Passito (Italy): The passito method describes the drying of grapes prior to fermentation. The dehydration results in an increased sugar concentration. The practice is traditional in Veneto, Italy, particularly in the MORE

Recioto (Italy)

Life Style / Wine / Recioto (Italy): This term describes wines made from grapes which have been dried for several months prior to fermentation. The dehydration results in a concentration of the grape sugars, and the resulting wines are s MORE

Samarium (Sm)

Science / Periodic Table of Elements / Samarium (Sm): Atomic number: 62 Atomic mass: 150.35 g.mol -1 Electronegativity: 1.2 Density: 6.9 g.cm-3 at 20°C Melting point: 1072 °C Boiling point: 1790 °C Vanderwaals radius: unknown Ionic radius: unknown Iso MORE


Entertainment / Literature / Naturalism: A literary movement seeking to depict life as accurately as possible, without artificial distortions of emotion, idealism, and literary convention. The school of thought is a product of post-Darwinian MORE


Science / Chemistry / Corrosion: Corrosion is a reaction that involves action of an oxidizing agent on a metal. The oxidizing agent is often oxygen dissolved in water. See How Iron Rusts for examples. MORE