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Posts tagged molecules

March 16, 2018

 

Do Artificial Sweeteners Like Aspartame Have Calories?

We explain the difference in caloric value between sugar and some artificial sweeteners like aspartame.

July 20, 2017

 

Unlike most materials, rubber shrinks when you heat it and expands when you cool it.

The Science of Rubber Bands

Rubber molecules have a peculiar structure and arrangement.

January 30, 2017

 

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Is Microwaving Safe for Food?

It's time to zap the myth that microwaving food somehow damages or irradiates it.

November 10, 2016

 

The difference between diesel and gasoline has to do with the average length and shape of the carbon chains each contains.

Some Fuel For Thought

What is the difference between gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel?

August 18, 2016

 

Learn why Diet-Coke floats and regular Coke doesn't!

How Do You Make A Diet-Coke Float?

Here is an at home experiment you can try! Learn about molecular density!

August 3, 2016

 

Remember to cool off your soup so it is safe to eat!

Soup’s Ready!

Why does blowing on hot soup help to cool it off? The answer is evaporation.

March 15, 2016

 

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Glue and Superglue

Cyanoacrylate is the chemical that gives superglue its sticking power.

December 24, 2015

 

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A Switch for Aging

Scientists discover the switch that turns on the aging process.

March 3, 2015

 

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Surface Crackle

Here's a life hack that every camper should know: kindling.

March 3, 2014

 

Though individual sleeping needs may vary, the average person needs between seven and eight hours of sleep per night.

Why Do We Sleep?

We do it every night, but science still isn't sure exactly why we sleep.

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