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August 6, 2014

 

A Chinese bowl and ladle

Diabetes: The Sweet & Sour Truth

Diabetes is not triggered by eating too much sugar; it's actually caused when the body cannot absorb glucose.

December 16, 2013

 

A closeup of a roach

Another One For The Roaches

Despite your best chemical defenses, cockroaches are evolving to bug you even more.

December 16, 2010

 

Old books that are falling apart

Why Do Some Old Books Turn Yellow And Fall Apart?

You go to the library and check out an old book. When opening the book, you notice the pages are yellow and falling apart. Why is this happening?

December 15, 2010

 

Homemade paper drying

The Chemical Process Of Cellulose To Paper

How does cellulose turn into paper? What chemistry is occurring?

November 6, 2009

 

honey

Why Honey Turns Hard

Ever wonder why your favorite jar of honey turns hard?

December 29, 2008

 

Honey bees on bee hive

The Oldest Sweetener, the Freshest Bread

Today honey is mostly used for its distinctive flavor, but for baking it has another advantage as well: baked goods made with honey take longer to get stale.

January 23, 2008

 

Full Skeleton Laying Down

Skeletons, They’re Not Just for Structure Anymore

Bones are not just for structural support, but are also dynamic organs, containing active living cells and with blood vessels and nerves running through them.

August 26, 2006

 

a plastic model of human organs

The Impressive Liver

Unless you've experienced problems with your liver, you may not appreciate the many important responsibilities of this pretty extraordinary organ.

August 16, 2006

 

stacked cinnamon sticks and ground cinnamon shaker

Cinnamon and Diabetes

Cinnamon is certainly delicious, but have you heard of its health benefits?

July 30, 2006

 

cyclist in race

Lactic Acid’s Not the Burn

Lactic acid isn't the enemy it's been made out to be.

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