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Food Science 101: Salt

Food Science 101: Salt

03. 5.2014
Salt -- the delicious alchemy between explosive sodium and the toxic green gas chlorine -- is an essential mineral for biological life...
Weird New State Of Matter Discovered In Most Unlikely Place

Weird New State Of Matter Discovered In Most Unlikely Place

David Freeman  02.26.2014
Gaze deeply into the eye of a chicken, and what do you see? Some see terrifying stupidity. But researchers at Princeton University and...
Watch: Mesmerizing Time-Lapse Shows Snowflake Come To Life

Watch: Mesmerizing Time-Lapse Shows Snowflake Come To Life

Isaac Saul  02.24.2014
Ever seen a snowflake up close? It's absolutely stunning. But how did it get that way? A new time-lapse video provides the surprisingly...
Weird 'Cloud' Takes Astronomers By Surprise

Weird 'Cloud' Takes Astronomers By Surprise

Nola Taylor Redd  02.13.2014
A dusty gas cloud around a young sun-like star is surprising astronomers with its strange chemistry, suggesting that such planet-forming...
The Best Gift for Your Man on Valentine's Day

The Best Gift for Your Man on Valentine's Day

02.12.2014
What do people really want for Valentine's Day? Empty sentimentality? Forced ardor? Anti-climactic grand gestures? No. People want to be...
Chemistry and Attraction: When It's Healthy and When It's Not

Chemistry and Attraction: When It's Healthy and When It's Not

01.22.2014
When individuals with healthy emotional backgrounds meet, the irresistible "love force" creates a sustainable, reciprocal and stable...
WATCH: Match Head Igniting In Super Slow Motion Is Super Cool

WATCH: Match Head Igniting In Super Slow Motion Is Super Cool

Meredith Bennett-Smith  01.21.2014
A dying alien world? A bubbling, blue orb? A terrible new disease? This fun new video posted by UltraSlo Studios could be of a lot of...
WATCH: Here's What Happens When You Bike Across A Pool Of Non-Newtonian Fluid

WATCH: Here's What Happens When You Bike Across A Pool Of Non-Newtonian Fluid

Cate Matthews  01. 2.2014
Two hundred and seventy gallons of oobleck later, and Anthony Carboni and Tara Long are ready to roll. Carboni and Long are the hosts...
WATCH: Caterpillar Does WHAT To Stop Spider Attacks?

WATCH: Caterpillar Does WHAT To Stop Spider Attacks?

Joseph Brownstein  01. 1.2014
Ripped from the pages of Lewis Carroll's "Alice in Wonderland," scientists have discovered a smoking caterpillar of sorts. While this...
Hormone Quirk May Explain Laid-Back Behavior Of 'Hippie Chimps'

Hormone Quirk May Explain Laid-Back Behavior Of 'Hippie Chimps'

Megan Gannon  12.20.2013
Bonobos have a reputation among the great apes as "hippie chimps," and new research hints that high levels of a key thyroid hormone may...
WATCH: Diamonds At The Bottom Of The World!?

WATCH: Diamonds At The Bottom Of The World!?

Environment Correspondent Alister Doyle  12.19.2013
By Environment Correspondent Alister Doyle OSLO (Reuters) - A kind of rock that often contains diamonds has been found in...
Actor Poses Tough New Question To Scientists

Actor Poses Tough New Question To Scientists

12.11.2013
MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — Alan Alda, the actor-turned-part-time professor, has a new question for scientists to consider: How do you explain...

The Not-So-Sweet Skinny on Sugar-Free Gum Sweeteners

12. 5.2013
If you like gum, perhaps sugar-free gum is part of your strategy for shedding some pounds while still enjoying some sweet masticating....
EXPLAINED: Science Behind Familiar Bar Trick

EXPLAINED: Science Behind Familiar Bar Trick

Sarah Barness  11.30.2013
Ever tried beer-tapping? No, not tapping a keg, but tapping the top of a bottle full of suds. If you've tried it, then you know that...