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March 1, 2013

 

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Try This Sweet Experiment At Home!

Here's a simple experiment you can do at home with your kids. Somebody's bound to learn something.

January 18, 2013

 

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Cilantro: Love It Or Hate It?

According to scientists working at the Monell Chemical Senses Center, the smell of cilantro usually produces a "love it" or "hate it" response.

November 23, 2012

 

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Pouring Foundations Under Water

Today's program explores how concrete foundations set underwater.

November 16, 2012

 

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How Do Potato Chips Stay Fresh In The Bag?

How do they keep the chips so fresh and crisp inside those plastic bags?

November 15, 2012

 

looking down at a glass with carbonation

What Is Carbonation?

All those little bubbles are popping on my tongue, and it makes that fizzy tingling you feel.

November 14, 2012

 

natural gas pipeline in grass

Gas Is Odorless

A chemical commonly used for this is called mercaptin. The process of adding the stink is called stenching.

August 27, 2012

 

jars of honey in the sun

Why Doesn’t Honey Spoil?

A jar of honey that's been opened and resealed can stay on the shelf for years. Archaeologists have even found ancient jars with unspoiled honey inside.

August 21, 2012

 

beer flight made with barley

How Is Barley Turned Into Beer?

Did you know that the majority of the world's barley harvest is destined for beer production.

August 20, 2012

 

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What Makes Windshield Glass So Tough?

We tend to think of glass as fragile--but in fact, glass is pretty strong stuff.

August 14, 2012

 

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From Chemistry Lab To Clothing

When did nylon make its big debut? Before its creation, scientists dreamed of a synthetic material that could take the place of silk.

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