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September 15, 2008



The Special Relationship Between Ants and Lycaenid Butterflies

Learn about the surprising relationship between caterpillars and ants.

December 12, 2007


Organic salad and sandwich

Is Organic Good for You?

Are you bothered by all the pesticides farmers use and want to eat food that's more nutritious? Well, organic food is not necessarily more nutritious.

December 5, 2007


Obese Child Timeline

Gov. Spending More Than A Billion Dollars On Nutrition Education

This year the U.S. federal government will spend over one billion dollars teaching kids about healthy eating.

November 27, 2007


Steamed carrots, cauliflower, and broccoli

Color Changing Veggies

Have you ever wondered why steamed vegetables turn an even brighter green initially, but then will turn this dull green if you cook them too long?

July 3, 2007


Tropical fruit stand

Where “Yum” Comes From

Our love of sweetness is written directly into our genes. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

June 18, 2007


Pan Seared Steak

Seared Meat

Does searing meat at a high temperature when you first begin to cook it help to seal in the meat's juices, flavors, or nutrition?

January 2, 2006



Seed Swallower

Mmm, there's nothing like a fresh slice of watermelon until, oops, you just swallowed a seed!

August 25, 2005


Eat Thy Neighbor

Have you ever wondered why cannibalism isn’t more popular? Just think about it, each animal is made of a complex variety of chemical ingredients. As an animal, we can either try to assemble these ingredients haphazardly, eating other animals and plants and hoping these assorted meals will add up to exactly what we need. Or we can get all our essential nutrients in one complete package by dining on our next-door neighbor! Learn more on this Moment of Science.

March 31, 2005


Food of Many Colors

Variety in color stimulates our appetites. The more colors thrown together, the more we eat. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

March 15, 2004


Eat, But Don’t Drink Up

If you're watching your weight should you drink or eat your calories? Find out on this Moment of Science.

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