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August 3, 2012



Why Does Plastic Wrap Cling To Itself?

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.

July 26, 2012


ice cream sodas in a soda shop

The Science Of Ice Cream Soda

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.

April 27, 2012


sliced white bread on a cutting board

How To Keep Bread From Going Stale

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.

April 18, 2012


whipped cream on a beater

How To Make Perfect Whipped Cream

There's science behind the perfect whipped cream recipe!

March 28, 2012


child underwater holding breath

How Much Breathable Oxygen Gas Is There In The Atmosphere?

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?

March 8, 2012



Baking With Carbon Dioxide

The recipe calls for baking powder, but you've just run out. Can you substitute baking soda?

March 1, 2012


whipped cream with chocolate and fudge

What Is Whipped Cream?

Did you ever wonder why heavy cream whips into soft, light peaks?

January 3, 2012


lightening strikes

Lightning Helps Fertilize The Soil

In addition to providing a spectacular light show, and scaring us to death, lightning also helps fertilize the soil.

December 28, 2011


water drop

Is It True That People Used To Drink Water Laced With Radium?

It may seem incredible that people once willingly ingested radium.

December 13, 2011


A spilt salt skaker

Why Salt Makes You Thirsty

Why does eating salty popcorn or baked ham make you thirsty, sometimes a few hours after you've eaten it?

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