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September 18, 2013

 

Look at all that meat! What makes meat so tender?

What Makes Meat “Tender?”

Today's A Moment of Science asks, what makes meat "tender"?

July 9, 2013

 

This little guy has a great sense of smell.

What Makes Dogs Such Great Sniffers?

In one study, dogs were able to smell a particular test scent a thousand times better than humans!

March 1, 2013

 

Try this sweet experiment at home!

Try This Sweet Experiment At Home!

Here's a simple experiment you can do at home with your kids. Somebody's bound to learn something.

January 23, 2013

 

Do you believe in alien life?

Is There Life On Other Planets?

Some simple sugars detected by astronomers, glycoaldehydes, are thought to be the basic building blocks of life.

January 21, 2013

 

Have your kids play this game and learn physics at the same time.

Molecules Get Down With Music

Here's a game you can play that will show you something about how matter changes state. You don't need any supplies except a lot of kids.

December 28, 2012

 

Bison did a great job surviving the ice age.

How Did Animals Survive The Ice Age?

How did animals respond to the ice age? Ancient bison preserved in the Canadian arctic have given scientists a clue.

November 16, 2012

 

Have you ever wondered what keeps potato chips so fresh in the bag?

How Do Potato Chips Stay Fresh In The Bag?

How do they keep the chips so fresh and crisp inside those plastic bags?

November 9, 2012

 

Ice cubes are a great way to cool a drink.

How Does Ice Cool Drinks?

Drop a few ice cubes into a glass of water at room temperature, and in a few minutes the water will cool. How does this work?

September 25, 2012

 

Everyone loves to blow bubbles!

Creating Bubbles

If you've ever wondered why blowing on a thin film of soapy water creates bubbles, this is your lucky day.

April 20, 2012

 

Hmm, healthy chocolate? We're skeptical.

Are Antioxidants The Fountain Of Youth?

Reading ads for antioxidant supplements, you'd think you'd found the fountain of youth. What are antioxidants and how do they work?

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