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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.

October 4, 2013

 

A used paper towel roll

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 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?

September 30, 2010

 

homemade apple pie

Why Do We Love The Taste Of “Mom’s Cooking?”

Why do we prefer "Mom's cooking" over another persons?

August 3, 2009

 

Toddler shedding a tear.

Why We Cry: The Chemistry Of Tears

It turns out, tears are more essential than might have thought. This Moment of Science looks at the chemistry of tears.

May 13, 2009

 

Colorful reef squid

When Over-eating Can Kill

It would only take a single oversized meal to kill or cause brain injury to a squid.

March 26, 2009

 

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.

December 26, 2007

 

Baked coconut cream pie

Custard Soup: The Science Behind Failed Custard Pies

If you've ever made a cream pie and it turned into a soupy disaster overnight, then you know about this common frustration.

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