summer science http://wwno.org en When Ice Cream Attacks: The Mystery Of Brain Freeze http://wwno.org/post/when-ice-cream-attacks-mystery-brain-freeze If it hasn't happened to you, count yourself as lucky. For many people, eating ice cream or drinking an icy drink too fast can produce a really painful headache. It usually hits in the front of the brain, behind the forehead.<p>The technical name for this phenomenon is cold-stimulus headache, but people also refer to it as "ice cream headache" or "brain freeze."<p>The good news is that brain freeze is easy to prevent — just eat more slowly. Tue, 03 Jul 2012 07:30:00 +0000 Joe Palca 15027 at http://wwno.org Summer Science: The Perfectly Toasted Marshmallow http://wwno.org/post/summer-science-perfectly-toasted-marshmallow It's the epic quest of campers everywhere: How do you get the perfectly toasted marshmallow? In our inaugural installment of NPR's Summer Science series, we gave some guidance on the first key ingredient: <a href="http://www.npr.org/2012/06/04/154162859/summer-science-how-to-build-a-campfire">how to build the campfire</a>. Tue, 12 Jun 2012 09:08:00 +0000 Joe Palca 13433 at http://wwno.org Summer Science: How To Build A Campfire http://wwno.org/post/summer-science-how-build-campfire Summer living is supposed to be easy — school is out, the days are long, the traffic eases. But it's not all inner tubes and lemonade: Summer can throw us some curveballs, too. How can I avoid sunburn? What can I do to stave off that brain freeze? Why do my s'mores always burn?<p>Fear not; NPR is here to help. Mon, 04 Jun 2012 06:42:00 +0000 Joe Palca 12750 at http://wwno.org Summer Science: An Introduction http://wwno.org/post/summer-science-introduction David Greene speaks with NPR's Joe Palca about Morning Edition's upcoming series, "Summer Science." Mon, 28 May 2012 09:49:00 +0000 editor 12202 at http://wwno.org