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July 14, 2011

 

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The Surprising Chemical Structure Of Soap

Soap has been used for cleaning for many years, but it wasn't until modern chemists began to understand its structure that anyone knew how soap worked.

June 24, 2011

 

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The Physics Behind A Ship’s Wake

There's physics and science behind a ship's wake.

June 7, 2011

 

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How Does The Cartesian Diver Experiment Work?

The Cartesian diver, named after French philosopher and scientist René Descartes, works because of several factors.

June 6, 2011

 

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The René Descartes Experiment

Most folks know René Descartes as a philosopher, but he was also one of the best scientists of his day.

May 10, 2011

 

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Why Meat Stays Red: Myoglobin And Nitrites

Check any package of bacon, hotdogs, or cold cuts and chances are you'll find nitrites listed among the ingredients.

May 9, 2011

 

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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 19, 2011

 

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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?

April 5, 2011

 

lava lamps in the dark

Make Your Own Lava Lamp!

This easy-to-do experiment is a great way to learn about density.

March 24, 2011

 

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Clams Are Great Pollution Detectors

Can you imagine that the lowly clam would take on a role as water based pollution detector?

February 22, 2011

 

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How Do Microwaves Heat Up Food?

Have you heard the phrase, "Let's nuke it in the microwave!" Well, Nuclear power and microwaves really don't have much in common.

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