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Posts tagged sugar

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?

December 10, 2009

 

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Bugs In Cake Mixes

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

November 6, 2009

 

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Why Honey Turns Hard

Ever wonder why your favorite jar of honey turns hard?

July 20, 2009

 

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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?

December 29, 2008

 

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The Oldest Sweetener, the Freshest Bread

Today honey is mostly used for its distinctive flavor, but for baking it has another advantage as well: baked goods made with honey take longer to get stale.

December 9, 2008

 

Shovel and hole on beach

Sugar bowls and holes

If you've ever had to dig a hole and then fill it back in, you may have noticed a mysterious thing: there was always a little dirt left over. Why?

September 16, 2008

 

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How Do You Make A Diet-Coke Float?

Here is an at home experiment you can try! Learn about molecular density!

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.

October 23, 2007

 

Ice-Cream In A Bowl

A Sweet Tooth Means a Numb Tongue

Ice cream seems to be the worst offender in terms of calories. Is there a reason why it has to be so very fattening?

July 3, 2007

 

Tropical fruit stand

Where “Yum” Comes From

Our love of sweetness is written directly into our genes. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

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