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November 9, 2016

 

It's not just the roast that gives your coffee flavor. It's also fermented yeast.

Why Does Coffee Taste So Good?

The similarities between coffee and wine might surprise you.

May 5, 2015

 

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Hidden Antarctic Ecosystems

Scientists discover thriving ecosystem underneath Antarctica's ice sheet.

January 29, 2015

 

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Does Sugar Cause Cavities?

Contrary to popular belief, sugar (alone) doesn't rot your teeth.

October 10, 2014

 

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The Battle Over Iron

Iron can be used by our body for good or bad, depending on which cells get a hold of it.

September 3, 2014

 

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Killer Chlorine

Small doses disinfect, but large chlorine quantities are deadly to humans.

June 25, 2014

 

Europa is covered with ice that's cracked by tidal forces.

The Ocean Of Europa

Could the frigid waters of Jupiter's moon Europa host alien life?

August 9, 2013

 

Joking about poop is common but C.Diff is no laughing matter.

Fecal Transplants, C-Diff, And Poop!

Doctors have been having remarkable success with a rather unconventional type of treatment: fecal transplantation.

September 24, 2012

 

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Yak The Yuk

How can dogs eat anything from homework to food wrappers and still be ok?

May 10, 2011

 

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

 

Gunpowder Can Preserve Food

During the middle ages the invention of gunpowder had the unlikely result of providing a new way of preserving meat.

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