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What Happens In Your Brain When You're Chased By A Murderer

The Huffington Post | Eliza Sankar-Gorton | Posted 10.29.2015 | Science

"Don't go to the basement alone!" It's the classic line you blurt out whenever you're watching a scary movie, and you know that one of the characters ...

Here's Why Coffee Makes You Have To Poop

The Huffington Post | Eliza Sankar-Gorton | Posted 08.12.2015 | Science

We've all been there, or at least thirty percent of coffee-drinkers have: you down your morning cup of joe and are halfway out the door when your stom...

The Chemistry Of Gender Transition

HuffPost Science | Posted 06.10.2015 | Science

What exactly happens when someone undergoes hormone replacement therapy, especially as part of a gender transition? Transitioning is in the spotlig...

Why Wet Dogs Smell So Bad

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 06.03.2015 | Science

Wet dogs smell bad. We all know that. But why is it that every time Rover hits the H20 -- even when he takes a bath -- he ends up smelling like that? ...

Science Majors Develop Effective Communication Skills at Women's Colleges

Diane Propsner | Posted 06.09.2015 | College
Diane Propsner

If you're thinking about a STEM career or know of a college-bound high school girl who is, I encourage you to investigate women's colleges.

This April Fools' Day, Nerd Out With These Chemistry Jokes

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 04.01.2015 | Science

It's April Fools' Day! What better way to celebrate than to nerd out with some cringeworthy chemistry jokes? The American Chemical Society has got ...

Scientists Find Ingenious Way To Reuse Those Pesky Packing Peanuts

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 04.03.2015 | Science

Packing peanuts are great at protecting valuables, but what in the heck do you do with them once they've done their job? "Although packing peanuts...

What Makes A Rose Smell So Sweet? Here's The Science

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 02.14.2015 | Science

Happy Valentine's Day! Whether you've got a hot date or you're hanging with your friends and family, it's the perfect day to stop and smell the roses....

Here's A Science-Backed Guide To De-Icing Your Driveway

The Huffington Post | David Freeman and Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 01.26.2015 | Science

You already know salt is a good tool for melting ice on snowy roads, driveways, and sidewalks. But have you ever wondered how something that's not hot...

Do Carrots Really Help You See Better?

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 01.01.2015 | Science

Mom always said eating carrots would boost your eyesight. Was she right? Carrots are a good source of vitamin A (in the form of beta-carotene), a ...

The Chemical Ocean

Peter Neill | Posted 02.15.2015 | Green
Peter Neill

Like ocean acidification, this is mostly an invisible problem, but it is comparable in import for the vitality of marine ecosystems and the implication for human reliance on the ocean for water, food, and health in the future.

Here's What Happens Inside Your Body When You Overeat

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 11.27.2014 | Science

It's Thanksgiving, and you know what that means -- it's time to unbuckle your belt and go to town on a plate piled high with holiday fare. And if y...

These 'Chemistry Life Hacks' Are Serious Game Changers

The Huffington Post | Posted 09.09.2014 | Science

You bring home a case of beer, and all you want to do is crack open a cold one. But you have to wait more than an hour for your beer to cool down in t...

Students Host an International Undergraduate Summit on Global Climate Change at the National Meeting of the American Chemical Society in San Francisco

Keith Peterman | Posted 10.14.2014 | Green
Keith Peterman

Seventeen thousand scientists, engineers, representatives from business & industry, students, and others gathered in San Francisco during the week of ...

Climate Science Literacy from A to Z in the Interest of Global Stewardship

Keith Peterman | Posted 10.11.2014 | Green
Keith Peterman

More than 15,000 chemists are gathering in San Francisco this weekend for the upcoming August 10-14 National Meeting of the American Chemical Society.

Here's The Icky Reason Dogs Sniff Each Other's Butts

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 07.28.2014 | Science

Why do dogs sniff each other's butts? The answer to that question is a bit more complicated than you might imagine. According to a new video from ...

Apparently, We Don't Actually Know How This Common Pain Reliever Works

The Huffington Post | Amanda L. Chan | Posted 07.23.2014 | Healthy Living

Acetaminophen -- perhaps known best by the brand name Tylenol, and overseas as paracetamol -- is so widely used, that surely we must know how exactly ...

Why Peeing In The Pool Is Even Yuckier Than You Thought

| Josh Fischman | Posted 06.11.2014 | Science

In the summertime, when the weather is fine, you may have swimming on your mind. A swimming pool dip can cool you off. But some other bodily functions...

WATCH: This Is Why Bacon Smells So Darn Good

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 05.28.2014 | Science

We've all had the experience: it's a lazy Saturday morning and as you slowly blink your eyes awake, it hits you -- "Is that the smell of BACON?!" ...

WATCH: Does 'Breaking Bad' Get The Science Right?

The Huffington Post | Posted 09.25.2013 | Science

In addition to being showered with accolades from Hollywood insiders, this year's Emmy Award-winner for best television drama, "Breaking Bad," has bee...

National Awards for Incorporating Sustainability Into Chemical Education

Keith Peterman | Posted 06.09.2013 | Impact
Keith Peterman

Strolling down Decatur Street in the French Quarter on a sunny spring day, it's not hard to appreciate New Orleans as "The Big Easy." Easy jazz mixes ...

WATCH: Guess What Goes On In This Factory

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.14.2013 | HuffPost Home

And no, it’s not Willy Wonka’s.

UN Climate Change Youth Involvement: A Call to Action

Greg Foy | Posted 02.03.2013 | College
Greg Foy

Last Monday, ACS student NGO observer Marla Bianca, a chemistry and environmental science student at Moravian College in Pennsylvania, sat on the floor with U.N. chief climate negotiator Christiana Figueres and other youth discussing the importance of youth involvement.

Climate Change Must Be Addressed Now

Ted Kaufman | Posted 03.03.2012 | Green
Ted Kaufman

We are beginning a new year, and the silence in Congress is still deafening. Will there ever be a debate about what should be done to deal with climate change?

Up To 90 Percent Of U.S. Paper Money Contains Traces Of Cocaine: New Study

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On Sunday, the American Chemical Society, a nonprofit scientific society chartered by Congress, released a study claiming that up to 90 percent of U.S...