THIS DAY IN SCIENCE: Autumnal Equinox in 2015

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In this demonstration, a chemical reaction is used to make a hidden message visible. The demonstration illustrates an entertaining application of chemical reactions in toys and everyday objects. It is also an interesting way to start the discussion of acids and bases, the pH scale, or acid-base indicators. Invisible ink has been used in espionage to send messages that cannot easily be read by enemies.

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