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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?

December 7, 2010

 

Public Washers and Dryers

How Do Dryer Sheets Work?

Yes, we have the answer! How do those dryer sheets work in the dryer?

November 16, 2010

 

freshly sliced bread

How To Keep Bread Fresh

How do you keep bread fresh? Does it go on the shelf or in the fridge?

November 15, 2010

 

sliced bread

What Happens To Bread In The Oven?

Where does the water go when you put bread in the oven?

October 18, 2010

 

cold diet coke can

From Fizz To Flat: The Science Of Soda Pop

"Soda", "pop", or "cola." There's a lot of science behind the fizz no matter what we call our beloved drink.

September 27, 2010

 

Frost-free freezer

Frost-Free Freezers And Sublimation

How does sublimation change the way ice cubes look?

September 2, 2010

 

flame

Activation Energy, Fire, And Burning Sticks

How does fire pass from one burning stick to another unlit stick?

August 31, 2010

 

Chocolate bar on a white background

Chocolate’s Chemical Structure And Composition

Are you a chocolate fan? Learn how chocolate crystallizes.

August 19, 2010

 

Girl in a dryer

How Clothing Shrinks In The Laundry

How and why does clothing shrink in the laundry?

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