SYSK Monday: Sweet, Sweet Summer

Summer is sweet. Lots of fruits are at their peak and taste their sweetest in July. Many sugars are delivered to us by nature, but what about sweeteners that are made by scientists? Watch the animated short, Sweet as Sugar: The Fascinating Story of Saccharin, by Josh and Chuck of Stuff You Should Know to discover the strange origins of saccharin, one of the most popular sugar substitutes.

Keep enjoying your sweet summer and keep your eyes (and ears, and mouth, and nose) open for accidental, scientific discoveries!


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