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May 5, 2015

 

ice sheet in Antarctica

Hidden Antarctic Ecosystems

Scientists discover thriving ecosystem underneath Antarctica's ice sheet.

January 29, 2015

 

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Does Sugar Cause Cavities?

Contrary to popular belief, sugar (alone) doesn't rot your teeth.

October 10, 2014

 

iron dumbbells

The Battle Over Iron

Iron can be used by our body for good or bad, depending on which cells get a hold of it.

September 3, 2014

 

swimming pool handstand

Killer Chlorine

Small doses disinfect, but large chlorine quantities are deadly to humans.

June 25, 2014

 

A satellite view of Europa's icy surface

The Ocean Of Europa

Could the frigid waters of Jupiter's moon Europa host alien life?

August 9, 2013

 

people spelling poop out in sparklers

Fecal Transplants, C-Diff, And Poop!

Doctors have been having remarkable success with a rather unconventional type of treatment: fecal transplantation.

September 24, 2012

 

a labrador leaning over a toilet

Yak The Yuk

How can dogs eat anything from homework to food wrappers and still be ok?

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

 

gunpowder for cannons

Gunpowder Can Preserve Food

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

April 26, 2011

 

Red and yellow antibiotic pills

How Antibiotic-producing Bacteria Avoid Suicide

The antibiotics help those microorganisms survive by attacking other bacteria competing for the same food supply... but how do they protect themselves?

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