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November 25, 2015


salt shaker

Why Salt Clumps

Salt absorbs water vapor from surrounding air and sometimes partially liquifies and clumps together in the process.

September 2, 2014


Salty dog cocktail in salt-rimmed glass

Salty Seas

Oceans became saline hundreds of millions of years ago as rainfall mixed with sodium from the Earth's crust.

November 26, 2012


pretzels close up with salt

Which Makes You Thirstier, Salt Or Sugar?

Chow down salty chips or pretzels, and soon you'll be guzzling your favorite drink. But snacking on sugary foods makes you thirsty, too.

September 4, 2012


burger with bacon and onion rings with fries on wax paper

Is There A Link Between Fast Food And Depression?

According to a recent study, it's possible that eating fast food also raises your risk for depression.

June 6, 2012


the dead sea taken in wide angle

The Dead Sea Is Drying Up… Fast!

The Dead Sea has been drying up at alarming rates over the last century, dropping seventy five feet since the nineteen thirties.

February 14, 2012


nutrition label in black and white

Shoppers Do Not Read Nutrition Labels Thoroughly

How carefully do you inspect the 'Nutrition Facts' when you're at the store?

December 14, 2011



To Salt Or Not To Salt

The soup could use a little more salt, but a voice in your head wonders if salt is bad for your health.

December 13, 2011


A spilt salt skaker

Why Salt Makes You Thirsty

Why does eating salty popcorn or baked ham make you thirsty, sometimes a few hours after you've eaten it?

August 30, 2011



Crocodile Tears

Quite apart from the crocodile lore, crocodiles share an interesting physiological feature with marine turtles and other reptiles.

May 10, 2011


hamburgers on the grill

Why Meat Stays Red: Myoglobin And Nitrites

Check any package of bacon, hotdogs, or cold cuts and chances are you'll find nitrites listed among the ingredients.

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