Anne Helmenstine

Table of Edible pH Indicators (Todd Helmenstine)
Red cabbage juice is the best known edible pH indicator, but there are many safe fruits, vegetables, and flowers that change color in response to acidity or alkalinity. The plant pigments responsible for the color change are anthocyanins. Most of these molecules change from red to purple to blue in […]

Edible pH Indicators From Your Kitchen and Garden   Recently updated !

The largest solstice celebration in the world is at Stonehenge in England.
The solstice is the longest or shortest day of the year, depending on whether you live in the Northern or Southern Hemisphere. It marks the official beginning of summer and winter. Here’s a collection of useful and interesting solstice facts. The Solstice Marks the Longest and Shortest Day of the […]

Solstice Fast Facts   Recently updated !

Cats eat grass because it's a good source of certain nutrients, may help their digestive system, and simply because they enjoy it. (Ethan Weil)
Why do cats eat grass? The answer is that it offers some health benefits. Cats are obligate carnivores, which simply means they need to eat meat to satisfy their nutritional needs, yet wild cats naturally ingest some grass with prey. Both wild cats (e.g., bobcats, lions, and tigers) as well […]

Why Do Cats Eat Grass?

Nail Polish
Every nail polish stash contains a few bottles of gloopy, dried-out polish. Unless you hate the color, don’t throw it out! You can fix dry nail polish, returning it to its fluid consistency. Just be aware, there’s a right way and a wrong way to save the polish. The Wrong […]

How to Fix Dry Nail Polish