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August 27, 2012

 

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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

 

macro image of nylon fabric

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.

August 3, 2012

 

plastic-wrap

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

 

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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

 

fluffy_cake

Baking With Carbon Dioxide

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

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