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October 11, 2013


service dog posing for the camera

How Did Dogs Become “Man’s Best Friend?”

We've all heard the phrase "dog is man's best friend." But how did dogs get to be so friendly with humans?

February 19, 2013


head of lettuce

Why Lettuce Should NOT Be Frozen

A Moment of Science wonders, why isn't there any frozen lettuce?

July 30, 2012


exposed tree roots on a river edge

How Roots Know to Grow Down

Many plants roots grow deep down into the soil, but how does the plant know which way is down?

April 27, 2012


sliced white bread on a cutting board

How To Keep Bread From Going Stale

Don't try to store a loaf of bread in the refrigerator if you want it to stay fresh--refrigeration is the quickest way to make bread go stale.

November 16, 2010


freshly sliced bread

How To Keep Bread Fresh

How do you keep bread fresh? Does it go on the shelf or in the fridge?

November 15, 2010


sliced bread

What Happens To Bread In The Oven?

Where does the water go when you put bread in the oven?

September 30, 2010


homemade apple pie

Why Do We Love The Taste Of “Mom’s Cooking?”

Why do we prefer "Mom's cooking" over another persons?

December 10, 2009



Bugs In Cake Mixes

What is that bug in your box of flour, sugar, or cake mix?

June 5, 2008


Rooted Potatoes and other vegatables

Rooted Potatoes

It's not unusual for us to be struck by the amazing ways in which life on earth has adapted to its environment. Rooted potatoes are an example of this.

March 25, 2008


A plate of freshly baked cookies

Hard Bread and Soggy Cookies

What happens to a baked good when you leave it out on the counter overnight? Actually, the answer to that depends on which baked good are being talked about.

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