Better Thanksgivings Through Chemistry!

At first blush, brining a turkey doesn't make much sense. The process of osmosis – whereby water moves to regions of higher solute (i.e. salt) concentration – might lead you to believe that soaking the bird in salty solution would pull moisture out of the meat. So why doesn't it? » 11/27/13 9:20am 11/27/13 9:20am

More Evidence that Life First Came from Comets

Many people believe the seeds of life on Earth came from someplace else — but there's always been a huge stumbling block for this theory. Any amino acids carried on a meteor would have needed to survive the intense journey through the Earth's atmosphere, in order to be the origin of life on our planet. » 3/28/12 10:28am 3/28/12 10:28am