The milk industry produces in excess of 840 million tons of products each year. Why do humans drink so much milk? And given that all mammals lactate, why do we favor certain types of milk over others? Continue reading
I love coffee. Like, a lot. You know who else loves coffee? Astronauts! And also the people who help them do awesome things in space (I think NASA might be powered by coffee). But how do astronauts actually drink coffee in space, aboard the International Space Station, in microgravity? I visited astronaut Don Pettit to learn about his invention for having a cup o’ Joe in orbit. This is some awesome science. Continue reading
A certain viral video may have brought it to your attention that blowing out candles on a birthday cake might be gross, but exactly how gross depends on who’s blowing the candles out. Continue reading
More people have food allergies than ever before. Peanuts, tree nuts, shellfish, eggs, and even milk… the list of possibly dangerous foods seems to get longer every day. But why do some people’s bodies have deadly reactions food? Continue reading
Have you ever thought about how strange it is that dogs eat these dry, weird smelling bits of food for their entire lives and never get sick of them? This truly is a scientific puzzle and there are many different types of dog food formulas on the market. Some are designed for weight loss, long shelf life and making sure that your dog eats a balanced diet. This week on Reactions, you’ll see the real wonder of what’s behind the chemistry being used to make the perfect dog food kibble. Continue reading
This week Reactions is checking out some sushi chemistry. What creates the subtle interplay of flavors in your tuna nigiri? Take a deep dive with us into the science of rice, fish, and seaweed! Continue reading
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Source: Health & Diet