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Dec. 14, 2012

How Science Can Keep Your Christmas Tree Merry and Bright

Rick Bates, of Penn State University, shares handy tips for how to care for your Christmas tree.

christmas tree, xmas tree, pine tree, needles, spruce, fir, evergreen, holiday

Nov. 30, 2012

Perhaps Another Reason to Spike That Eggnog?

A perennial holiday mystery: will alcohol kill bacteria in homemade eggnog?

food safety, eggnog, egg nog, salmonella bacteria, food poisoning, eggs, holiday, christmas, alcohol

Dec. 26, 2008

Keep the Holidays Merry - and Safe

Find out how to poison-proof holiday gatherings, and keep the holidays happy.

poison, toxins, holidays

Nov. 30, 2007

Stress

You've survived the big family Thanksgiving get-together -- but now the winter holidays loom on the horizon. In this segment, we'll talk about stress, how it affects your health, and how you can de-stress for the holidays.

stress, mental health

Dec. 12, 2014

Food Failures: Cookie Science Secrets

In this episode, Cooking for Geeks author Jeff Potter gives home bakers tips on how to achieve cookie perfection using different sugars, fats, and flours.

jeff potter, cooking for geeks, cookies

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Michael Pollan Talks Plants and Food

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Snowflake Safari

\tWinter weather means more than sledding and snowmen. Next snowstorm, grab a magnifying glass and try snowflake hunting. Bullet rosettes, stellar plates, and capped columns are just a few of the varieties of snow crystal you can find in your backyard. Kenneth Libbrecht, physicist at Caltech and snowflake expert, shares secrets of the snowflake.

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