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December 2, 2013

 

A water fountain shoots a stream of water from a human face.

Spitting Image of Health

Saliva doesn't just help with digestion; it also aids your body's fight against disease and infection.

October 11, 2012

 

yogurt containers stacked in a pyramid

The Mysterious Liquid In Yogurt

When you open a container of yogurt, you'll often see liquid collected on top. What is it, and where does it come from?

August 27, 2012

 

jars of honey in the sun

Why Doesn’t Honey Spoil?

A jar of honey that's been opened and resealed can stay on the shelf for years. Archaeologists have even found ancient jars with unspoiled honey inside.

December 8, 2011

 

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Are You Chemically Dependent?

We humans are dependent on chemicals like water, air, sugars, starches, fats, proteins, as well as on small amounts of vitamins and minerals.

August 2, 2011

 

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Can Food Be Addictive?

"Today, high calorie foods are not only abundant; they contain much higher amounts of sugar and fat than what's found in natural food sources."

February 2, 2011

 

A glass of white wine and a basket of bread on a table

Bread And Wine Are More Similar Than You Think!

Bread and wine have more in common than you might think... they both have yeast!

February 1, 2011

 

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How Your Stomach Digests Food Using Protease

How does your body know to stop digesting after all the food is gone?

January 20, 2011

 

A corn and beans salad

Corn And Beans Grow Well Together… Why?

The Maya knew that corn and beans grow well together, just as in this country some farmers rotate their crops.

August 25, 2005

 

As Good As Mom’s Apple Pie

Why do most people like Mom’s cooking? Although family attachments can account for part of our appreciation, the fact that Mom’s (or Dad’s) cooking tastes good to us also has some basis in genetics. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003

 

Is Microwaving Safe for Food?

Microwaves are low energy electromagnetic waves that have so little energy they can’t trigger chemical reactions in the molecules they encounter.

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