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April 19, 2011

 

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Why Does Adding Salt To A Melon Make It Taste Sweeter?

How come when you put salt on a melon, the melon seems sweeter? Then if you put more salt on, the melon turns salty?

February 8, 2011

 

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Why Doesn’t Table Salt Stick Together?

Salt crystals are made of sodium and chlorine atoms linked together like Tinkertoys to form a three-dimensional framework.

February 7, 2011

 

Morton iodized salt

Why Does Table Salt Contain Iodide?

Sodium chloride is a basic cooking ingredient. However, have you ever stopped and wondered what was in "iodized" salt?

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.

June 23, 2010

 

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Salty Consequences: When Do You Add The Salt?

When is the best time to add salt to food? Before or after you cook it?

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?

April 22, 2008

 

Close up of salt grains

More Salt, Higher Blood Pressure

You may have heard that too much salt is bad for you. Have you ever really understood why though? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

November 27, 2007

 

Desalination water pipe

Desalting Water, the Green Way

Some people depend on turning salty ocean water into fresh water, a process called desalination. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

May 24, 2007

 

Gummy candy on top of sprinkles

Sweet Thirst

Everyone knows salt makes you thirsty. However, did you know snacking on sugary foods makes you thirsty, too? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

July 1, 2006

 

great salt lake

The Great Salt Lake

What makes the Great Salt Lake in northern Utah salty? What makes freshwater lakes...well, fresh?

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