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Five reasons why sugar is added to food

From a food science and technology perspective, sugar (sucrose) plays several roles when it comes to the functional properties in food. In the September issue of Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety published ...

dateAug 18, 2015 in Other
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Video: How does Febreze work?

Almost all of us have used some type of odor eliminator like Febreze to un-stink a room. These sprays can work wonders, but how do they actually work? Do they really remove the smell or just mask it?

dateAug 17, 2015 in Other
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Why does coffee make you... 'go'?

It's Monday, and most of us need to reach for a cup of joe to get through the day. But with that dose of pep also comes the chance that you'll have to make an extended trip to the bathroom. In this Reactions video we explain ...

dateAug 10, 2015 in Other
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Video: Can we save the strawberries?

Strawberries are sweet, juicy and delightful. Unfortunately, an expiring federal pesticide exemption could mean 2016 will be the end of strawberries in the U.S. How can we protect our strawberries from pests and comply with ...

dateAug 03, 2015 in Other
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Video: Chemistry of tattoos

If you don't have a tattoo, you probably at least know someone who does—but what's the chemistry behind tattoos?

dateJul 28, 2015 in Other
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Video: The chemistry of wine

If you're stumped in the wine aisle of the store, then you're not alone. Every bottle has unique nuances of taste and smell. How can something made of grapes smell buttery or taste like grass? Learn about the complex chemistry ...

dateJul 20, 2015 in Other
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Indian researchers cook up low-fat ghee

Scientists in India have developed a low-fat version of ghee that cuts the cholesterol content by 85 percent in a move that could give a much-needed boost to fitness levels, a senior researcher said Thursday.

dateJul 16, 2015 in Other
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Video: Why do feet stink?

Foot odor might make you cringe with embarrassment in the airport security line, but chemistry can help you beat stinky feet. In this week's Reactions video, we answer all your foot-focused questions and share some tips to ...

dateJul 13, 2015 in Other
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Video: This town has been on fire for 50 years

In 1962, an underground fire started in the coal-mining town of Centralia, Pennsylvania. Fifty-three years later, that fire still burns. In this week's episode of Reactions, we explain the history and science behind the Centralia ...

dateJul 07, 2015 in Other
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Science to the rescue of art

Vincent van Gogh's "Sunflowers" are losing their yellow cheer and the unsettling apricot horizon in Edvard Munch's "The Scream" is turning a dull ivory.

Culinary biomimicry

(Phys.org) —As any chef knows, preparing good food is just physics, or was that chemistry? Either way, the state of the art in cooking increasingly looks to science for inspiration. Engineers at MIT have partnered up with ...

ChemWiki takes on costly textbooks

The hefty college textbook, weighty in both pounds and dollars, has long been a staple of student life. But UC Davis chemistry professor Delmar Larsen is on a mission to replace textbooks with an online, open e-textbook network. ...

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