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These 'Chemistry Life Hacks' Are Serious Game Changers

These 'Chemistry Life Hacks' Are Serious Game Changers

09. 9.2014
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...
Ancient Earth's 'Deep History' Gets Major Rewrite

Ancient Earth's 'Deep History' Gets Major Rewrite

David Freeman  09. 8.2014
It may be time to rewrite geology textbooks. Geologists say they've found evidence that oxygen-producing life existed on Earth some 3.02...

'What If? - A Review of Randall Munroe's New Book

08.31.2014
One night, years ago, when I was complaining at dinner, one of my sons wordlessly got up from the table, walked out of the room, and a...
YUM! Scientists Reveal Key To Making The Perfect Pizza

YUM! Scientists Reveal Key To Making The Perfect Pizza

Jacqueline Howard  08.24.2014
There's mozzarella, cheddar, Colby -- oh, and don't forget provolone! With so many different cheeses to choose from, which type is the...
Storied University Is Seeking A Real-Life Willy Wonka

Storied University Is Seeking A Real-Life Willy Wonka

Emily Thomas  08.20.2014
The University of Cambridge is looking for the next Willy Wonka. Or, more precisely, the storied university -- which counts among its...
Scientists May Have Found The Fix For Nut Allergies

Scientists May Have Found The Fix For Nut Allergies

Yael L. Maxwell  08.12.2014
The threat of death does not loom over most people who dip their fists in a bowl of honey-roasted cashews. For those with severe nut allergies,...
WATCH: Liquid Boils And Freezes At The Same Time

WATCH: Liquid Boils And Freezes At The Same Time

Ryan Grenoble  08. 7.2014
How's this for a "state" of confusion? This YouTube video (above) features a flask of cyclohexane that's been put under a vacuum. As the...
The Real Reason That Opposites Attract

The Real Reason That Opposites Attract

08. 6.2014
Great relationships thrive on passion, particularly passionate lovemaking, and in trying too hard to avoid risk or novelty, we may inadvertently...

Nine Steps Closer to Safe Science

08. 1.2014
A new study released July 31 by the National Research Council may help prevent future accidents by challenging current safety standards...
Ancient Earth's 'Face-Lift' Detailed In New Model

Ancient Earth's 'Face-Lift' Detailed In New Model

Becky Oskin  07.31.2014
Earth got a "face-lift" early in its history, wiping out most of its original crust, according to a new model of the ancient barrage of...
How Important Is Chemistry in a Friendship?

How Important Is Chemistry in a Friendship?

07.24.2014
Think of some of your closest friends and try to image just meeting them at a coffee shop as strangers the first time, not knowing anything...

#AOLBUILD Welcomes Jason Segel, Cameron Diaz and @SexTapeMovie Director, Jake Kasdan

07.18.2014
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What These STEM College Women Are Doing This Summer

07.16.2014
Having graduated from a women's college with a degree in biology, I thought it would be fun to see what my fellow STEM sisters are doing...
Workers Prepare To Clean Site Of 'Atomic Man' Accident

Workers Prepare To Clean Site Of 'Atomic Man' Accident

07. 3.2014
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Workers are preparing to enter one of the most dangerous rooms on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation — the site...