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Some foods trap electromagnetic radiation when microwaved: Scientists discover why grapes produce fiery plasma when “nuked”

It’s a cool party trick, a staple at science fairs and is commonly demonstrated on the Internet: If you slice a grape almost in half and then put it in the microwave on full power, you can create a pyrotechnic spectacle as the area where the two halves of the grape meets bursts into flame.  Scientists used to believe that this phenomenon took place because the piece of skin holding the two parts of the grape together was acting as an electron conductor, but new research has uncovered a completely different explanation.  Read more...

 

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