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Chili Peppers

A look at where chili peppers’ signature heat comes from. Plus, which is the hottest of them all?

The Hottest Pepper in the World

Consuming the Carolina Reaper is “kind of like eating molten lava.”

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Chile Peppers

In this segment, live from Tucson, Arizona, we'll take a scientific look at the chile pepper, from the chemistry and biology of a pepper's burn, to the psychology of why some people like it hot. Grab some salsa and listen in!

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Tailgate Science

Hosting a game-day party? Have a ball with these tips on beer-brewing, barbecuing, and more.

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