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November 10, 2016

 

Gasoline spilled on concrete. The spilled gasoline is iridescent, so it looks like a smashed up rainbow.

Some Fuel For Thought

What is the difference between gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel?

August 18, 2016

 

dietcoke

How Do You Make A Diet-Coke Float?

Here is an at home experiment you can try! Learn about molecular density!

August 3, 2016

 

Chicken noodle soup in a white bowl

Soup’s Ready!

Why does blowing on hot soup help to cool it off? The answer is evaporation.

March 15, 2016

 

superglue

Glue and Superglue

Cyanoacrylate is the chemical that gives superglue its sticking power.

December 24, 2015

 

old person in background, young person in foreground

A Switch for Aging

Scientists discover the switch that turns on the aging process.

March 3, 2015

 

campfire

Surface Crackle

Here's a life hack that every camper should know: kindling.

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 20, 2014

 

The word

Do Fake Sugars Have Calories?

These days artificial sweeteners are everywhere. Do they have any calories at all?

March 3, 2014

 

A sleeping kitten

Why Do We Sleep?

We do it every night, but science still isn't sure exactly why we sleep.

September 18, 2013

 

meat in the grocer's freezer

What Makes Meat “Tender?”

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

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