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November 29, 2011

 

Rubbing alcohol

Why Does Rubbing Alcohol Make A Good Antiseptic?

Oddly enough, a solution of 70% alcohol, that is, rubbing alcohol, is a more effective antiseptic than 100% alcohol. Another case of where more is not better.

July 6, 2011

 

orb_weaver

Spiders Recycling

What if a nice, protein-rich insect doesn't get trapped in the web every day? What's a hungry orb-weaver to do?

May 26, 2011

 

Man holding tissue to his nose

How Plant Communication And Your Allergies Are Related

Why does pollen from plants make your nose run? The answer involves protein and communication.

May 25, 2011

 

inside a protein

How Do Proteins Communicate?

Did you know that most chemical messages in your body take the form of a protein?

January 20, 2011

 

A corn and beans salad

Corn And Beans Grow Well Together… Why?

The Maya knew that corn and beans grow well together, just as in this country some farmers rotate their crops.

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 29, 2010

 

Close up of the top half of a pumpkin

Pumpkin Skin May Prevent Germs

Could pumpkins help prevent infections and disease? A new study says, "Yes!"

October 28, 2010

 

Many pineapples in a row

Pineapple: The Wonder Fruit

Christopher Columbus found Indians in the Caribbean using pineapple juice to soften their skin and to cure upset stomach. Are you a fan of pineapple?

February 1, 2010

 

Eggs in a carton

The Denatured Egg White

Were you ever curious how does an egg white turn into an opaque gel?

July 16, 2009

 

Jello in the shape of a human brain

What Is Jello Made Of?

It's pretty easy to guess what most of your food is made of. There is one food, however, that might have you guessing animal, vegetable, or mineral...jello.

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