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November 27, 2012

 

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Bacteria Loves Your Mouth

Did you know that there could be more bacteria living in your mouth than there are people on earth?

November 26, 2012

 

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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

 

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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.

September 3, 2012

 

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Fear Smells Like Sugar

Fear smells like sugar. At least that's the case for zebra fish.

August 31, 2011

 

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Which Is Healthier: Standing Or Sitting

There's mounting evidence that long stretches of inactivity are not good for you, even if you're not overweight and seem basically healthy.

March 7, 2011

 

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Why Does Sugar Dissolve?

Sugar cubes crumble and fall apart when they get wet. What causes sugar to dissolve?

December 17, 2010

 

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What Is The Boiling Point For Candy?

Changing the temperature and amount of water will change the type of candy being made.

November 26, 2010

 

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Sweet Sap: What Exactly Is Maple Syrup?

Why do sugar maple trees produce sweet sap?

October 4, 2010

 

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What Makes Some Year’s Leaf Displays Better Than Others?

What makes some fall leaf displays so gorgeous? Learn what changes leaf colors.

March 9, 2010

 

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Attract And Repel: How Fruit Uses Ripeness To Germinate

Why would some plants want their fruit to be eaten?

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