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Ask A Scientist: Sumo Peeps

Question: “Why do marshmallows expand in the microwave?” -Laura M  Moonachie, NJ...more

The Siren Call of Girl Scout Cookies and Easter Candy

In a cruel twist, the day after I received my directionally-positive cholesterol news, the 9 boxes of girls scout cookies we ordered arrived. Yes, nine. Yes, that's embarrassing (though in my defense, we like to support the neighborhood girls. And yes, I realize we could have given them the money and donated the cookies. Somehow, though, that's not what happened.)...more

Denise, you are so right, of course. But what I want to know is WHY is more exercise ALWAYS the ...more