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September 15, 2017

 

a pile of waxworms

Wax Worms Eat Plastic Bags

Scientists may have found a solution for polyethylene pollution.

March 30, 2017

 

A monarch caterpillar (yellow, white, and black striped) is perched upside down on a bright green leaf.

Plants Arming Themselves

Plants do several defensive things when confronted by insects and animals.

February 28, 2017

 

a close-up image of the design on a roll of paper towel. Circles made of smaller circles made of dots. The paper towel is white.

How Do Paper Towels Absorb Water?

You've seen TV ads lauding the slurping powers of paper towels; while we won't make any exorbitant claims about them, we're going to discuss how they work.

August 31, 2016

 

Eggs in open carton

Why You Should Store Your Eggs Fat End Up

The reason it's smarter to store your eggs with the fat end up is that the egg itself does not completely fill the interior of the shell.

June 7, 2016

 

Bombardier Beetle on leaf

Bombardier Beetle

The bombardier beetle is aptly named: It fires toxic chemicals that, when released, sound like a bomb detonating.

April 27, 2015

 

E. Coli on augur plate

Fuel-making Bacteria

Bacteria may soon be leading the charge of high-energy biofuel.

November 21, 2013

 

A mother holds her infant's hand.

A Parent’s Touch

A parent's caress is crucial to babies' health and growth.

August 27, 2012

 

jars of honey in the sun

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.

February 1, 2011

 

An empty white plate with metal fork

How Your Stomach Digests Food Using Protease

How does your body know to stop digesting after all the food is gone?

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