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Marty Jopson

The Science of Everyday Life

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With each step away from the International Prototype Kilogram, the weighing device becomes more and more inaccurate
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The solution used by chefs who are in the business of chopping onions is simpler still: chop the onion quickly. It takes about 30 seconds before the chemical reactions start producing lachrymatory factor
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Fortunately for lovers of Jaffa Cakes, a ruling at the United Kingdom VAT Tribunal in 1991 decided that a Jaffa Cake was and always will be a cake
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that a packet of Jaffa Cakes is a binary object, by which I mean it has only two states: unopened or empty.
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these spices that many of us crave in our food have evolved to contain these active chemical ingredients specifically to dissuade animals from eating them
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the sensation of chilli in your mouth is exactly the same as something hot, for the reason that both things are detected by the same nerve cells
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However, you should never refrigerate bread. Freezing bread is fine, but never, I repeat, never keep it in the refrigerator
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Many people presume that sugar substitutes are entirely synthetic and made in a lab. It turns out that nature was there long before the diet industry, and you can find sugar substitutes in surprising places
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slightly acidic solution
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dry powdered acid
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disodium dihydrogen phosphate
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What makes this chemical so useful to us is the hydrogen carbonate as, when this is dissolved in anything acidic, it turns into carbonic acid, which quickly breaks down into water and carbon dioxide gas.
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There are two key ingredients in baking powder: the first is sodium hydrogen carbonate
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fronds of Saccharina latissima,
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The sweetest chemical so far discovered goes by the name of lugduname
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The sweetest chemical so far discovered goes by the name of
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piperine, gingerol, allyl isothiocyanate
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There are only four fundamental forces in nature. The weak nuclear and strong nuclear forces are what glue atoms together, the gravitational force we don’t really understand but it gives us gravity, and then there is the electromagnetic force.
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The kilogram is defined, in absolute terms, as the weight of a lump of 90 per cent platinum and 10 per cent iridium made in 1889 and currently located in a vault in Sèvre, on the outskirts of Paris.
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example, the metre is now defined as the distance travelled by light, in a vacuum, in one 299,792,458th of a second.
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