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Is Sugar Really Toxic? Sifting through the Evidence

Our very first experience of exceptional sweetness—a dollop of buttercream frosting on a parent’s finger; a spoonful of strawberry ice cream instead of the usual puréed carrots—is a gustatory revelation that generally slips into the lacuna of early childhood. Sometimes, however, the moment of original sweetness is preserved. A YouTube video from February 2011 begins [...]

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Have a Coke, and….Some Chemistry!

Coke, a favorite “empty calorie” drink normally feeds those adipocytes at our waistline. I say, let’s put it to better use  to feed our neurons instead with a refreshing splash of science! I missed posting for Chemistry Day here on SciAm (August 2, 2011), but I don’t feel too sad as I often feature chemistry [...]

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