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April 5, 2013

 

green apple from side

Applesauce Harnesses The Power Of Osmosis!

Applesauce recipes call for sugar, to heighten the sweetness. The recipe is very specific about when to add the sugar--after the apples have cooked. Why?

December 27, 2012

 

A goldfish swims through a fish bowl

Do Fish Drink?

Fish live in water, but do they drink it?

November 17, 2010

 

woman runnning on the beach

Why Does Sweat Taste Salty?

If you have ever been outside on a hot day or gone for a long run you know that sweat is salty.

July 20, 2009

 

Three sugar cubes

Preserving Food: Death By Sugar

Some methods of preserving food are easy to understand, but did you know that sugar helps to preserve food by causing microbes to literally die of thirst?

September 27, 2003

 

Osmosis and Applesauce

This process is called osmosis; it dilutes the sugar-water inside the cells. But all the water coming in raises the pressure inside the cells so that eventually, the cell walls burst.

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