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November 15, 2017

 

gravy

Why Your Gravy Needs Starch

Smooth, delicious gravy isn't just art; it's science!

November 2, 2017

 

cassini, titan, and saturn

Life On Titan?

Researchers are studying methane as a potential substitute for water as a source for life.

November 10, 2016

 

Gasoline spilled on concrete. The spilled gasoline is iridescent, so it looks like a smashed up rainbow.

Some Fuel For Thought

What is the difference between gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel?

July 19, 2016

 

Inside an atom

Meet the New Elements

Do you remember seeing some blank squares at the end of the periodic table of elements? Those blanks were for elements we knew existed, but hadn't yet observed.

November 1, 2013

 

Assorted chocolate candies on display

The Secret of M&Ms

Candy coated chocolates are made through an intensive tumble-dry process.

August 21, 2013

 

Brown gravy on stove

The Rest Is Gravy

Your recipe calls for flour or cornstarch as the thickening agent. Does it make a difference which you choose? How do thickeners thicken, anyway?

July 30, 2013

 

snake on the jungle floor

Staying Warm

You probably already know that humans are warm-blooded, while creatures like snakes are cold-blooded. Scientists prefer the terms endothermic and ectothermic.

July 26, 2013

 

ice cream in a cup

Ice Cream Is Not So Simple!

Milk, sugar, cream, maybe some strawberries. What could be simpler?

July 8, 2013

 

toothbrush with toothpaste on it

Why Brushing Your Teeth Makes Juice Taste Funny

A glass of juice is a great addition to breakfast: it's healtful, and it tastes good. But, what if you've already brushed your teeth?

June 5, 2013

 

man standing near a tanning light

How Do Artificial Tanning Creams Work?

Have you ever used fake tanner?

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