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May 15, 2015


Thanksgiving turkey


Tryptophan's sleepy effect is maximized by foods heavy in carbs.

March 9, 2015


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Why Fish Smells More than Meat

The reason fish smell bad is partly chemical, partly psychological.

September 18, 2013


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What Makes Meat “Tender?”

Today's A Moment of Science asks, what makes meat "tender"?

February 25, 2013


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The FDA Is Restricting Antibiotic Use In Livestock

The trouble is, when antibiotics are used in small amounts over long periods of time, drug resistant super bugs can develop.

August 15, 2012


roasted chicken on cutting board

How Does Food Cook After Taking It Out Of The Oven?

When you take a roast out of the oven, the inner temperature will continue to rise by five degrees. How is it possible for the temperature to rise?

May 10, 2011


hamburgers on the grill

Why Meat Stays Red: Myoglobin And Nitrites

Check any package of bacon, hotdogs, or cold cuts and chances are you'll find nitrites listed among the ingredients.

May 9, 2011


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Gunpowder Can Preserve Food

During the middle ages the invention of gunpowder had the unlikely result of providing a new way of preserving meat.

February 8, 2011


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Top 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Food

Love to bake, cook, or eat food? A Moment of Science brings you some of our best food related articles.

February 7, 2011


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Growing Meat In The Lab

Would you ever eat meat that was grown in a lab? Or, is this food science too out there?

October 28, 2010


Many pineapples in a row

Pineapple: The Wonder Fruit

Christopher Columbus found Indians in the Caribbean using pineapple juice to soften their skin and to cure upset stomach. Are you a fan of pineapple?

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