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Posts tagged food

August 19, 2014

 

microwave light pours out in mesh pattern

Is Microwaving Safe for Food?

It's time to zap the myth that microwaving food somehow damages or irradiates it.

March 10, 2014

 

A grizzle bear stands in the bushes

Is Global Warming Good For Grizzlies?

While climate change is bad for most of us, grizzly bears may not complain too much -- at least in the near-term.

March 6, 2014

 

A glass of red wine

Is Your Wine Allergy An Allergy To Sulfites?

Have you ever had a bad allergic reaction to wine? If so, you might actually be allergic to the histamines in the wine, not the sulfites.

November 28, 2013

 

A cornfield with blooms of candy corn.

Sweet Corn’s Not-So-Sweet Rewards

The history of corn is marked by an increase in sweet flavor and a decrease in nutrition.

November 27, 2013

 

A male water bug suns his egg-laden back.

Sacrificial Fathers

Single fatherhood is hard for the male water bug. Afraid he'll eat his offspring, dad simply goes without.

November 25, 2013

 

Glass mason jars are displayed next to garden vegetables in preparations for canning season.

Food Preservation

Canning is the best way to keep your favorite foods bacteria-free.

November 4, 2013

 

Woman shops in soda aisle of a supermarket.

Menu Mapping

New food map could help researchers better understand the connection between food consumer patterns and health.

July 19, 2013

 

Chickens on grass

Chickens Have A Language

Researchers debate this, and it depends on how you define language.

June 20, 2013

 

leafcutter ant crawling next to a leaf

The First Farmers

Farming has been a useful tool for a long long time, and not just for humans!

May 2, 2013

 

Tree branches at night

Sleeping With Plants

Can sleeping in a room full of plants can be dangerous? A common myth states that, at night, plants compete with people for oxygen!

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