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Sugar is just one of many flavor enhancers people and companies use to sweeten foods and beverages. Marie LaFauci/Moment via Getty Images

What’s the difference between sugar, other natural sweeteners and artificial sweeteners? A food chemist explains sweet science

Just because something is sweet doesn’t necessarily mean it is sugary. There are a number of molecules that taste sweet. To understand how and why takes a little bit of chemistry.
Tour de France riders have to eat constantly to replenish the energy they burn. Filip Bossuyt/Flickr

Tour de France: How many calories will the winner burn?

Riders in the 2021 Tour de France will ride more than 2,100 miles (3,400 km) over the 21 flat and mountainous stages of the race. And they will burn an incredible amount of energy while doing so.
The finicky fruit took some time to adapt to California’s climate. Print Collector via Getty Images

Love avocados? Thank the toxodon

If it weren’t for historical and biological happenstance, few would be eating avocados today.

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