Topic: food

Friday, August 2, 2013

Science and technology have been leading the way for massive changes throughout human history. We are healthier and more connected to each other than ever thanks to the many individuals working in the science industries. So,how about our meals? Can we more efficiently feed the...

Friday, September 7, 2012

The lunar eclipse has never been so delicious! We hope you enjoy learning about one of the coolest natural phenomena that can be observed without any special equipment!
Have you ever thought about the numbers surrounding Thanksgiving? How many dollars are spent on turkey? How many pounds of tryptophan is that anyway?
Coffee is one of the most commonly purchased products in the United States. Actually about 400 million cups of coffee are sold every single day!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Turkey meat:  white vs. dark - What causes the color difference between white and dark turkey meat? The type of muscle fiber determines the color of the meat. Dark turkey meat has slow contraction muscle fibers. Slow contraction muscle fibers, sometimes called slow twitch muscle fibers, are...

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

By Fernando Luna Vera Ph.D. Candidate, Chemistry Department, VCU Science Museum of Virginia Volunteer   “Can you please pass me the hot sauce?” a friend of mine asked. “This one?” I replied, holding up and showing him a warm spinach dip cup. “No...

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Play ball! It’s Opening Day at the Diamond! Today Richmond welcomes its new baseball team, the Richmond Flying Squirrels, with a sold-out Diamond! So why Flying Squirrels??? Well, flying squirrels are rather cute! And Virginia boasts 2 species: the Northern Flying Squirrel, whose range...

Thursday, February 11, 2010

This spring, I've been tasked with creating a one-acre farm for the Science Museum of Virginia. Ever since I was a child, I've been fascinated with growing plants. I still remember growing a bean in a wet paper towel wadded up into a baby food jar when I was in third grade. I remember my...

Friday, November 13, 2009

Would you believe it’s the sweet potato? According to nutritionists at the Center for Science and Public Interest, the sweet potato ranked #1 in nutrition when compared to other vegetables. Foods were given points for their content of dietary fiber, naturally occurring sugars and complex...
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