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Posts tagged boiling

March 22, 2013

 

a man looks into a microwave

Exploding Water

Heating water in the microwave seems quick and easy, but you may be taking a dangerous risk.

February 20, 2012

 

tea cups of all different sizes

Boiling Tea: Mystery Solved!

A listener wrote to A Moment of Science about a fascinating phenomenon she noticed when heating water for tea in a microwave oven...

December 17, 2010

 

Barrels of taffy in different colors

What Is The Boiling Point For Candy?

Changing the temperature and amount of water will change the type of candy being made.

November 4, 2010

 

A pan with boiling water on the stove

Cooking Question: When Is Water Actually Boiling?

You are heating up water and see bubbles form on the bottom of the pan. Is the water considered to be boiling?

October 29, 2008

 

Old Faithful erupting

Old Faithful

Geysers spout up where a column of underground water is heated to boiling by "magma," or molten rock, pushing the water upward.

August 14, 2007

 

Jarred tomatoes on table

Food Preservation

What makes canning last longer than refrigeration? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

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