Prof, Student on CBC-TV

November 24, 2011 - In the News

U of G food science professor Massimo Marcone and William Albabish, a fourth-year kinesiology student, will be featured tonight on CBC-TV’s The Nature of Things.

They took part in the show’s “Myth or Science” feature, which is hosted by Jennifer Grady, a molecular biologist. She travels around North America testing claims to determine whether they’re science fact or science fiction.

Marcone and Albabish were part of a segment that involved exploring ice cream and brain freeze, specifically whether eating ice cream when it's cold outside induces brain freeze. To test the claim, they put 24 Grade 8 students in a freezer truck and fed them ice cream. Marcone provided scientific commentary, including the science behind ice cream. Watch a clip here

The Nature of Things airs at 8 p.m. on CBC TV. The segment will also be repeated Dec. 1 at 10:00 p.m. on the CBC news network.

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