Topic: food

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

From the days of domesticating agriculture our diet has played a huge role in who we are as a species.  As technology advanced we were able to do more with food and learn more about what food does to us.  Now scientists are asking bold new questions and getting some pretty amazing answers...

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Food is awesome!  About 11,000 years ago humanity started to explore the domestication of agriculture.  A little time passed, one thing led to another, and before you know it we have Nacho Day.  Time flies when you're hungry...   This year for Nacho Day...

Monday, July 14, 2014

Many important things happen every day, but on July 16th, we simply must take a moment to give props to Orville Redenbacher on his birthday!  Of course, we can't celebrate a birthday without some tasty treats to pass around, so we're bypassing the cake and dishing out popcorn in Mr....

Friday, August 2, 2013

Science and technology have been leading the way for massive changes throughout human history. We are healthier and more connected to each other than ever thanks to the many individuals working in the science industries. So,how about our meals? Can we more efficiently feed the...

Friday, September 7, 2012

The lunar eclipse has never been so delicious! We hope you enjoy learning about one of the coolest natural phenomena that can be observed without any special equipment!
Have you ever thought about the numbers surrounding Thanksgiving? How many dollars are spent on turkey? How many pounds of tryptophan is that anyway?
Coffee is one of the most commonly purchased products in the United States. Actually about 400 million cups of coffee are sold every single day!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Turkey meat:  white vs. dark - What causes the color difference between white and dark turkey meat? The type of muscle fiber determines the color of the meat. Dark turkey meat has slow contraction muscle fibers. Slow contraction muscle fibers, sometimes called slow twitch muscle fibers, are...

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

By Fernando Luna Vera Ph.D. Candidate, Chemistry Department, VCU Science Museum of Virginia Volunteer   “Can you please pass me the hot sauce?” a friend of mine asked. “This one?” I replied, holding up and showing him a warm spinach dip cup. “No...

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