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May 9, 2011


gunpowder for cannons

Gunpowder Can Preserve Food

During the middle ages the invention of gunpowder had the unlikely result of providing a new way of preserving meat.

April 20, 2011


Teenage girl eating pizza

Should Your Teen Watch Their Salt Intake?

The typical American teenager eats about nine grams of salt per day. That's twice the recommended amount.

April 19, 2011


watermelon cut and lined up

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


close up of table salt

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



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.

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