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What is Caramel Made of?

The science of the sugary treat

Have you ever covered your ice cream with salted caramel? Delicious! Caramel can satisfy a sweet tooth as it is basically cooked sugar. Depending on the type of caramel that is being made, other ingredients can include water, butter, vanilla, or heavy cream. The process of making caramel, while not […]

What is Caramel Made of?

The science of the sugary treat

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Have you ever covered your ice cream with salted caramel? Delicious! Caramel can satisfy a sweet tooth as it is basically cooked sugar. Depending on the type of caramel that is being made, other ingredients can include water, butter, vanilla, or heavy cream. The process of making caramel, while not

Understanding Ant Emotions: Do Ants Feel Pain?

Two ants on a violet

Ants are one of the most social animals on Earth. They are found on all continents except Antarctica. Scientists have estimated that there are over twenty quadrillion ants in the world. They build their colonies underground, within rotting trees, or under rocks. Ants work together as a colony to find

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Ants are one of the most social animals on Earth. They are found on all continents except Antarctica. Scientists have estimated that there are over twenty quadrillion ants in the world. They build their colonies underground, within rotting trees, or under rocks. Ants work together as a colony to find

Do Wasps Die After They Sting?

Exploring the Life Cycle and Behavior of Wasps After Stinging

Do Wasps Die After They Sting?

A paper wasp queen creating a new colony Credit: Wikimedia/Alvesgaspar Wasps are a common sight during the summer months, and many of us have likely had an encounter with one that ended in a sting. But what happens to the wasp after it stings? Does it die? The short answer

Do Wasps Die After They Sting?

Exploring the Life Cycle and Behavior of Wasps After Stinging

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A paper wasp queen creating a new colony Credit: Wikimedia/Alvesgaspar Wasps are a common sight during the summer months, and many of us have likely had an encounter with one that ended in a sting. But what happens to the wasp after it stings? Does it die? The short answer

Saving the Bees: US Approves Innovative Vaccine for Pollinators

The honey bee – an important pollinator

The honey bee – an important pollinator, Credit: Wikimedia/Andreas Trepte A Novel Vaccine for Honey Bees Recently, the first vaccine in the world for honey bees was allowed to be used in the United States. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) gave a short-term license to the company, Dalen Animal Health,

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The honey bee – an important pollinator, Credit: Wikimedia/Andreas Trepte A Novel Vaccine for Honey Bees Recently, the first vaccine in the world for honey bees was allowed to be used in the United States. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) gave a short-term license to the company, Dalen Animal Health,

What do Snails Eat?

Their habitat determines the foods they eat

White-lipped snail (Cepaea hortensis), Cumnor Hill, Oxford. Attribution

Have you seen a snail sliding along a sidewalk on its muscular foot? Snails are fascinating invertebrates that carry their home, a spiral shell, with them as they move. Their shell provides them support and protects them from predators.   Snails can be found all over the world in deserts,

What do Snails Eat?

Their habitat determines the foods they eat

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Have you seen a snail sliding along a sidewalk on its muscular foot? Snails are fascinating invertebrates that carry their home, a spiral shell, with them as they move. Their shell provides them support and protects them from predators.   Snails can be found all over the world in deserts,

Bite Force of Humans

Weaker jaws of humans provided more space in the skull for the brain to develop

Weaker jaws of humans provided more space in the skull for the brain to develop, Credit: pexels.com/Oleksandr PidvalnyiClose-Up Shot o Have you ever wondered why humans have such weak bites compared to other animals? While some animals, like alligators and lions, can chomp down with over 1,000 pounds of force, the average

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Weaker jaws of humans provided more space in the skull for the brain to develop, Credit: pexels.com/Oleksandr PidvalnyiClose-Up Shot o Have you ever wondered why humans have such weak bites compared to other animals? While some animals, like alligators and lions, can chomp down with over 1,000 pounds of force, the average

Why Do People Like Chocolate?

Chocolate

Chocolate makes us happy and lifts our spirits, Credit: Wikimedia/Simon A. Eugster A delicacy that can lift spirits, chocolates are quite a treat. Almost a billion people consume chocolate every day. Why do most people love chocolate, and is it good for us in some way? A simple reason why

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Chocolate makes us happy and lifts our spirits, Credit: Wikimedia/Simon A. Eugster A delicacy that can lift spirits, chocolates are quite a treat. Almost a billion people consume chocolate every day. Why do most people love chocolate, and is it good for us in some way? A simple reason why

Do Cows Drink Milk?

Cow with calf

Have you ever seen a cow munching on green grass while driving past a farm? Or have you have seen a cow eating food from a barn trough? You might have an idea of what foods they eat. But if you’re still wondering what a cow drinks, here are some

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Have you ever seen a cow munching on green grass while driving past a farm? Or have you have seen a cow eating food from a barn trough? You might have an idea of what foods they eat. But if you’re still wondering what a cow drinks, here are some

The Surprising Reasons Why Dogs Lick Their Paws

Dogs lick their paws quite frequently

Hey there! Have you ever noticed that your dog likes to lick their paws? It might seem strange, but there are actually a lot of reasons why dogs lick their paws. Dogs are really interesting animals, and they do lots of things that humans might not understand. But that’s okay,

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Hey there! Have you ever noticed that your dog likes to lick their paws? It might seem strange, but there are actually a lot of reasons why dogs lick their paws. Dogs are really interesting animals, and they do lots of things that humans might not understand. But that’s okay,

How Long Have Sharks Been Around?

Meet the sharks

Table of Contents Meet the Sharks Meet the sharks, Credit: Wikimedia/Kschotanus It’s quite hard to imagine a shark without conjuring up images of a scary predator swimming through the murky ocean hunting for its next prey. While some of these awe-inspiring creatures, like the great white, are known to be

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Table of Contents Meet the Sharks Meet the sharks, Credit: Wikimedia/Kschotanus It’s quite hard to imagine a shark without conjuring up images of a scary predator swimming through the murky ocean hunting for its next prey. While some of these awe-inspiring creatures, like the great white, are known to be

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