Dear Dr. Universe: Why do some cheeses stink? – Cody, 11rcwebber
Dr. Universe: How do you make cider? -Julianna, 7rcwebber
Why do I like buffalo wings and not broccoli? - Joe, 10, New York City, NYjaime.chambers
You’re not alone—cats don’t like broccoli much either. As a carnivore, I think a nice, meaty buffalo wing sounds great.
But humans are omnivores, meaning they eat both plants and meat. They’ve developed a taste for all kinds of things growing and living all over the world. So where do individual people’s preferences come from?
To find out, I visited Carolyn Ross, a professor of Food Science at Washington State University. Like you, she is very curious about why people like the foods they like.Read More ...
How is chocolate made? -Lydia, 6, Bedfordshire, Englandrcwebber
A few thousand years ago, humans discovered that beans inside the bright green pods of cacao trees could be made into a real treat.Read More ...
How is ice cream made? - Israel, 7rcwebber
It just so happens that July is National Ice Cream Month. To celebrate, I decided to whip up some homemade ice cream. You can try it at home, too.Read More ...
Hi, Dr. Universe! When I was eating breakfast today, I came up with this question. Why does crispy rice make a popping sound when I pour milk over it? It makes me curious as a cat! -Allison, 11, Pullman, WArcwebber
My ears perked right up when I got your question. Like you, I’ve heard the sounds crispy rice cereal makes. But the truth is, I wasn’t entirely sure why it happens. There was only one way to find out.Read More ...
Why does soda fizz? -Emily, 9, Floridarcwebber
If you’ve ever had flat soda, you know a sip isn’t the same without some fizzy bubbles. We can hear them pop and feel them burst on our tongue.Read More ...