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Posts tagged molecules

August 19, 2014

 

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Is Microwaving Safe for Food?

It's time to zap the myth that microwaving food somehow damages or irradiates it.

March 20, 2014

 

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Do Fake Sugars Have Calories?

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

March 3, 2014

 

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Why Do We Sleep?

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

December 20, 2013

 

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Some Fuel For Thought

The number of carbon atoms in fuel determines its chemical properties.

September 18, 2013

 

meat in the grocer's freezer

What Makes Meat “Tender?”

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

July 9, 2013

 

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What Makes Dogs Such Great Sniffers?

In one study, dogs were able to smell a particular test scent a thousand times better than humans!

March 1, 2013

 

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Try This Sweet Experiment At Home!

Here's a simple experiment you can do at home with your kids. Somebody's bound to learn something.

January 23, 2013

 

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Is There Life On Other Planets?

Some simple sugars detected by astronomers, glycoaldehydes, are thought to be the basic building blocks of life.

January 21, 2013

 

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Molecules Get Down With Music

Here's a game you can play that will show you something about how matter changes state. You don't need any supplies except a lot of kids.

December 28, 2012

 

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How Did Animals Survive The Ice Age?

How did animals respond to the ice age? Ancient bison preserved in the Canadian arctic have given scientists a clue.

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