The Science of Cinnamon

Cereals with cinnamon, cinnamon sugar,
cinnamon buns—from breakfast to dinner,
there are many ways we fit this classic spice
into our meals. And why not? A sprinkle of
cinnamon is delicious! And, as the ancient
Egyptians and Chinese might attest, cinnamon
also has important health benefits... Read more


The world is full of people who discover things — big things, little things, mysterious things. While the rest of us eat breakfast or go to class or IM, scientists do science.

Teams of people may work for months or years to advance a piece of knowledge; they depend on the people who came before; they help the people who come later.

What A Year! highlights a breakthrough each month and gives some information about the people behind it. You can learn what's going on in your scientific back yard, and to dig a lot deeper if you want.

Have a great year!

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