We tend to think of glass as fragile--but in fact, glass is pretty strong stuff.
When did nylon make its big debut? Before its creation, scientists dreamed of a synthetic material that could take the place of silk.
Plastic wrap clings for two reasons: it's elastic and it's sticky. Let's explore the chemistry beneath the elasticity and stickiness of plastic wrap.
There's an art to creating the perfect ice cream soda. You start with just two ingredients-ice cream and soda-you end up with three-ice cream, soda, and foam.
Don't try to store a loaf of bread in the refrigerator if you want it to stay fresh--refrigeration is the quickest way to make bread go stale.
There's science behind the perfect whipped cream recipe!
I have a friend who says there's not much oxygen on earth. Ever since I heard that I can't catch my breath! What's the truth?
The recipe calls for baking powder, but you've just run out. Can you substitute baking soda?
Did you ever wonder why heavy cream whips into soft, light peaks?
In addition to providing a spectacular light show, and scaring us to death, lightning also helps fertilize the soil.