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April 6, 2019


Was There An Opium Trade In The Bronze Age?

A chemical analysis of a Bronze Age jug found in Egypt might finally vindicate an old theory that jugs like it contained opium.

March 27, 2019


Ancient Vanilla Found In Israel

In the Bronze Age site of Megiddo in Israel, archeologists found traces of chemical compounds usually found in natural vanilla extract.

February 21, 2019


Fighting Aging

Scientists may have found a way to fight senescence, one of the primary factors in the aging process.

February 12, 2019


The Temperature of Rubbing Alcohol

The chemical makeup of rubbing alcohol allows it to evaporate more quickly than other liquids.

January 28, 2019


The Biology of Curls

The shape of hair follicles determines whether human hair is curly or straight.

January 2, 2019


Cilantro: Love It Or Hate It?

According to scientists working at the Monell Chemical Senses Center, the smell of cilantro usually produces a "love it" or "hate it" response.

February 26, 2018


There are so many delicious ways to cook an egg.

Cooking An Egg From Liquid To Solid

Why does the consistency of an egg change from liquid to more or less solid as it cooks?

November 29, 2017


You can also make butter using a stand mixer or food processor.

A Moment Of Butter

Learn more about the history and science of butter.

November 15, 2017


The way a gravy becomes thick is by using a roux: a mixture of a fat and a starch.

Why Your Gravy Needs Starch

Smooth, delicious gravy isn't just art; it's science!

November 2, 2017


A composite image of Cassini before it was retired with Saturn and Titan. Image credits: Cassini Model: Brian Kumanchik, Christian Lopez. NASA/JPL-Caltech. Migrated to Maya & materials updated by Kevin M. Gill

Life On Titan?

Researchers are studying methane as a potential substitute for water as a source for life.

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