Nov 25, 2008
You might be wondering what science has to do with Thanksgiving. Its only complexity should involve family feuds and kitchen disasters, right? Have we got news for you: there are myths to be shattered about this most American of holidays, including the alleged soporific effects of turkey and the assumption that gratitude has nothing to do with good health.
Our in-depth report on the science of Thanksgiving tackles those and other questions you may be mulling as you prep Tom in your oven. Don’t you want to know what makes the meat on your plate white or dark? The reason is all in the family – the family of turkey genetics, that is. And can you eat turkey without becoming drowsy? We’ve got the answer.
Nov 24, 2008
Among the pressing questions mere terrestrials usually have about astronauts: Where do they go to the bathroom? What do they eat, and don't they get sick of the grub up there?
We've heard many a tale about their toilet woes and now we have a bit more info about cosmic cuisine on the International Space Station, where astronauts dine on processed versions of American and Russian food staples from their home countries, Newhouse News Service reports.
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