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December 9, 2013

 

Two people dressed in vegetable costumes greet each other at a farmer's market.

Timing Your Vegetables Right

Eureka! Vegetables' nutritional properties vary according to their light cycle. They are most healthful when exposed to light after being stored in the dark.

November 28, 2013

 

A cornfield with blooms of candy corn.

Sweet Corn’s Not-So-Sweet Rewards

The history of corn is marked by an increase in sweet flavor and a decrease in nutrition.

November 19, 2013

 

Colorful tops of glass soda bottles.

A Heaping Spoonful of Sugar

Trying to curb carbs? Processed sugar is more widespread than you think.

October 28, 2013

 

Two baby salmon feed on water vegetation.

Salmon and Riparian Vegetation: Partners for Life

Without riparian vegetation, salmon would be in dire straits.

March 14, 2013

 

cockroach on a leaf

Are Cockroaches Actually Useful?

Although most us think of cockroaches as vermin, they do have a useful ecological role.

October 23, 2012

 

human body book

How Does The Body Make Blood?

The body must produce the liquid part of blood, called plasma, and the cells that float in it.

May 3, 2012

 

milk with two light reflectors used for taking professional photos

Ultraviolet Light May Be Used To Replace Pasteurization

Scientists believe they have a high-tech use for one of nature's natural anti-bacterial agents, ultraviolet light. They can use it to replace pasteurization.

November 23, 2010

 

Various junk food items linked up

Exercise And Healthy Eating Can Sometimes Lead To Weight Gain

Dieting and exercise only go so far in the weight loss battle.

October 21, 2009

 

puppies eating

How Dogs Eat

Why do dogs seem to gulp down any and all food put in front of them?

August 13, 2009

 

Bowl of Cheerios and milk

Are You Getting The Nutrients You Need From A Bottle Of Gatorade?

What would you rather have after playing tennis or jogging for forty minutes: a sports drink or a bowl of cereal with milk?

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