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Posts tagged food

April 2, 2013

 

blue ice stacked up

How Do Iceboxes Work?

To preserve the ice as long as possible, people made sure to cool hot foods before putting them in the icebox.

February 14, 2013

 

a basket of apples

Why Am I Still Hungry?

You've just snacked on rice cakes. Why are you still hungry?

September 6, 2012

 

two astronauts sit while their burgers float in the air

Dining In Space

Would food fly off a plate in space? Would astronauts have digestive problems? Learn the science behind space food!

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.

April 16, 2012

 

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The Supermarket Numbers Game

Dr. Brian Wansink of the University of Illinois Food & Brand Lab studied how people make decisions in stores.

February 14, 2012

 

nutrition label in black and white

Shoppers Do Not Read Nutrition Labels Thoroughly

How carefully do you inspect the 'Nutrition Facts' when you're at the store?

January 31, 2012

 

open refrigerator

Why Refrigerators Hum

How does the gas coolant that just chilled your fridge make the coils warm? The secret's in the refrigerator's hum.

November 7, 2011

 

measuring tape

Chew Your Way To Weight Loss

According to a new study, taking more time to chew could help you better control your weight.

October 13, 2011

 

agriculture

The Dawn Of Agriculture (And Health Problems)

According to many studies, the rise of agriculture coincided with declines in human height and overall health.

September 22, 2011

 

monkey

Some Monkeys Chew Their Cud?

Proboscis monkeys from Borneo and cows do have something in common: They both chew their cuds.

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