Check any package of bacon, hotdogs, or cold cuts and chances are you'll find nitrites listed among the ingredients.
During the middle ages the invention of gunpowder had the unlikely result of providing a new way of preserving meat.
Sugar cubes crumble and fall apart when they get wet. What causes sugar to dissolve?
Scientists believe they now know why Vincent van Gogh's sunflower paintings have dulled over the years.
Salt crystals are made of sodium and chlorine atoms linked together like Tinkertoys to form a three-dimensional framework.
Sodium chloride is a basic cooking ingredient. However, have you ever stopped and wondered what was in "iodized" salt?
Bread and wine have more in common than you might think... they both have yeast!
Champagne is a great to drink during times of celebration. Does the glass you pour champagne into matter?
It can be a pain but changing your car's oil is very important!
Changing the temperature and amount of water will change the type of candy being made.