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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...