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NOVA scienceNOW

This science magazine series features four stories in each themed episode, tackling an array of thought-provoking topics.

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Thursday, Jun 20, 2013 - 7:00 PM    "Can I Eat That?" David Pogue, popular technology reporter for The New York Times, is the new host of this science magazine series. What are the secrets behind your favorite foods? Why are some treats -- like chocolate chip cookies -- delectable, while others -- like cookies made with mealworms -- disgusting? You might think you understand what makes something sweet, salty or bitter, but Pogue gets a taste of a much more complicated truth, as he ventures into labs and kitchens where everything from apple pie to Thanksgiving turkey to juicy grasshoppers is diced, sliced, dissected and put under the microscope. If scientists can uncover exactly what's behind the mouth-watering flavors and textures we take for granted every day, could they help us enjoy our food more -- without packing on the pounds?. D
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Friday, Jun 21, 2013 - 8:00 AM "Can I Eat That?" (WORLD)
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Friday, Jun 21, 2013 - 2:00 PM "Can I Eat That?" (WORLD)
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Monday, Dec 9, 2013 - 7:00 AM "What Are Animals Thinking?" (WORLD)
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