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December 12, 2014

 

polar bear mother and pup

How Do Polar Bears Drink?

Polar bears have evolved so that they don't need to drink liquid water.

October 10, 2014

 

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The Battle Over Iron

Iron can be used by our body for good or bad, depending on which cells get a hold of it.

August 8, 2014

 

crops in a severe drought

More CO2, Less Protein

Climate change may not only devastate food crops, but also diminish plants' nutritional value.

August 1, 2014

 

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Detecting Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer's, a brain disorder associated with memory loss, is caused when plaque accumulates on neurons, killing the cells off and causing brain shrinkage.

February 24, 2014

 

Close-up of a brown grasshopper's face

Beetles, It’s What’s For Dinner!

While it's something of a taboo for folks in the U.S., eating insects instead of conventional meat might not be such a bad idea.

September 18, 2013

 

meat in the grocer's freezer

What Makes Meat “Tender?”

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

August 21, 2013

 

Brown gravy on stove

The Rest Is Gravy

Your recipe calls for flour or cornstarch as the thickening agent. Does it make a difference which you choose? How do thickeners thicken, anyway?

June 5, 2013

 

man standing near a tanning light

How Do Artificial Tanning Creams Work?

Have you ever used fake tanner?

March 20, 2013

 

shelled peanuts

Death By Peanut

How much damage can one little peanut do? An awful lot for those who are allergic.

December 28, 2012

 

bison eating in a field of grass

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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