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September 15, 2017

 

A pile of wax worms.

Wax Worms Eat Plastic Bags

Scientists may have found a solution for polyethylene pollution.

March 30, 2017

 

Plants being attacked by an insect might release scents that attract the predators of that insect.

Plants Arming Themselves

Plants do several defensive things when confronted by insects and animals.

February 28, 2017

 

Paper towels are made up of cellulose fibers, which also make up wood, cotton, and many other plants.

How Do Paper Towels Absorb Water?

You've seen TV ads lauding the slurping powers of paper towels; while we won't make any exorbitant claims about them, we're going to discuss how they work.

August 31, 2016

 

Storing eggs the fat side up or down might determine the bacteria levels inside the egg

Why You Should Store Your Eggs Fat End Up

The reason it's smarter to store your eggs with the fat end up is that the egg itself does not completely fill the interior of the shell.

June 7, 2016

 

Bombardier Beetle

Bombardier Beetle

The bombardier beetle is aptly named: It fires toxic chemicals that, when released, sound like a bomb detonating.

April 27, 2015

 

E. Coli produces hydrocarbons chemically identical to those in commercial fuel.

Fuel-making Bacteria

Bacteria may soon be leading the charge of high-energy biofuel.

November 21, 2013

 

Parent and baby have a bonding moment.

A Parent’s Touch

A parent's caress is crucial to babies' health and growth.

August 27, 2012

 

Just look at those gorgeous jars of honey.

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.

August 21, 2012

 

Check out all that barley beer!

How Is Barley Turned Into Beer?

Did you know that the majority of the world's barley harvest is destined for beer production.

February 1, 2011

 

How Your Stomach Digests Food Using Protease

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

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