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June 5, 2013

 

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How Do Artificial Tanning Creams Work?

Have you ever used fake tanner?

May 31, 2013

 

garlic in a bunch

Garlic And The Enzyme Alliinase

If you're a garlic lover (or hater) --these two basic guidelines might help: chopping garlic heightens the flavor and smell, while cooking mellows it.

April 5, 2013

 

green apple from side

Applesauce Harnesses The Power Of Osmosis!

Applesauce recipes call for sugar, to heighten the sweetness. The recipe is very specific about when to add the sugar--after the apples have cooked. Why?

March 25, 2013

 

Electron microscope image of the bacteria (bordetella pertussis) responsible for pertussis (whooping cough).

Bacteria Portrait Sessions

A team of chemists and microbiologists has put a new spin on a type of photography: a small‑scale spin, to be precise. They photograph bacteria!

March 1, 2013

 

sugar cubes in a bowl

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

 

cilantro close up

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

 

shell mixed cement

Pouring Foundations Under Water

Today's program explores how concrete foundations set underwater.

November 16, 2012

 

potato chips in a silver bag

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.

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