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yogurt

Danish scientists reduce sugar content of yogurt without reducing sweetness

A team from a Danish food ingredients company has manipulated the metabolic properties of yogurt-producing bacteria to sweeten the yogurt naturally, while reducing sugar...
how to make a reduced-fat chocolate

Scientists figure out how to make a reduced-fat chocolate

Chocolate is divinely delicious, mouthwateringly smooth and unfortunately full of fat. But reducing the fat content of the confection makes it harder and less likely...
hot dogs

Scientists develop a new technique to determine what’s really in your hot dogs

Hot dogs are popular fast food. But knowing for sure what you're getting inside a bun can be difficult. Now scientists have devised a method...
Marathon Chemistry the Science of Distance Running

Marathon chemistry: The science of distance running

Marathons are tough. Athletes push their bodies for miles and deal with cramping, dehydration and every runner's worst fear: that extreme form of fatigue called...
Prototype High-Performance Junkyard Battery

Scientists develop the world’s first steel-brass battery from junkyard scraps

Take some metal scraps from the junkyard; put them in a glass jar with a common household chemical; and, voilà, you have a high-performance...
Cooking heat

Cooking food at high heat may increase the risk of heart disease

Food cooked at high heat may carry toxic chemicals that increase risk of heart disease, researchers have warned. Cooking at a lower heat could help...
How Much Halloween Candy Would Kill You

Scientists explain how much Halloween candy would kill you

Halloween is almost here, which means costumes, scary movies and lots of candy. This week, Reactions tackles this spooky hypothetical question: How much Halloween candy...
sodium-ion batteries

Scientists developed advanced high-energy sodium-ion batteries

The large consumption of non-renewable resources has pushed the current fossil-fuel-based economy to be at serious risk. One solution is to use renewable energy...
3D printing

3D printed objects can remember their shapes

People use 3D printing (or additive manufacturing) to make 3D solid objects from a digital file. In an additive process, an object is created...
electronic waste

An effective way to recycle copper from complex electronic waste

Electronic waste, such as discarded mobile phones, computers, and tablets, contains a large amount of precious metals including copper, zinc, gold, silver, etc. Electronic waste...