Science of Now

Science doesn't happen just in labs, it's all around us - from the physics that allow soccer players to "bend it like Beckham, to the chemistry that makes Sriracha sauce so pungent. KPCC’s Sanden Totten explains the science behind the news in an on-going segment we’re calling “Science of Now.” See our latest installment and an archive of previous stories below.

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What is artificial snow actually made of?

The fake flurries seen at malls and theme parks in Southern California are actually tiny bubbles made by creating a blend of surfactants and water.