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Our Ephemeral Periodic Table

Our Ephemeral Periodic Table

Melanie Fine  01. 6.2016
The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry, better known by its acronym IUPAC, has announced that four new elements 113, 115,...
Chemistry Counts in Relationships--But How Much?

Chemistry Counts in Relationships--But How Much?

Marcia Naomi Berger  01. 5.2016
When it comes to a potentially romantic relationship, chemistry is a loaded word. Does one of these beliefs pop into your mind when you...
How To Prevent And Cure Hangovers, According To Science

How To Prevent And Cure Hangovers, According To Science

Jacqueline Howard  12.31.2015
Many people ring in the new year with lots of dancing and drinking, which then leaves them hurting the morning after. Before you...
Your 5 Biggest Dating Mistakes

Your 5 Biggest Dating Mistakes

Francesca Hogi  12.15.2015
For most people, the risk of being ignored online is less painful than risking someone saying to your face "I'm not interested." And so...
Mystery and the Psyche

Mystery and the Psyche

Jane Simon, M.D.  11.18.2015
"It began in mystery, and it will end in mystery, but what a savage & beautiful country lies in between." This beautiful quote by poet...
This Perfume Actually Repels Mosquitoes, Study Finds

This Perfume Actually Repels Mosquitoes, Study Finds

Jacqueline Howard  11.12.2015
Here's something to keep in mind for the next mosquito season. If you don't have access to an insect repellent containing the common active...
This Is The Best Cheese For Grilled Cheeses, According To Science

This Is The Best Cheese For Grilled Cheeses, According To Science

James Cave  11.11.2015
Sure, there's a cheese for every cheese head, but when it comes to making a grilled cheese sandwich, it turns out there's one type of cheese...
Are You Science Literate? Take Our Quiz And Find Out

Are You Science Literate? Take Our Quiz And Find Out

David Freeman  10.15.2015
How much do you know about science? You're about to find out. From astronomy to physics, our fun but challenging science literacy quiz...
What Exactly Is The Microwave Doing To Your Food? Here's The Science

What Exactly Is The Microwave Doing To Your Food? Here's The Science

Jacqueline Howard  09.18.2015
Americans have been using microwave ovens for about 60 years, and we finally seemed convinced that they're safe as well as convenient. But...
How I Finally Found Love After 49 First Dates

How I Finally Found Love After 49 First Dates

Ken Solin  09.18.2015
At first glance, 49 is a big number, but there are three relevant facts to consider. First, the 49 first dates spanned 18 months. Second,...
If You Like To Blow S*** Up, Check Out These Chemistry GIFs

If You Like To Blow S*** Up, Check Out These Chemistry GIFs

David Freeman  09.17.2015
Chemistry can be a blast--literally.   Just consider what happens when you seal dry ice (solid carbon dioxide) in a bottle and...
11 YouTube Channels Every Science Nerd Should Follow

11 YouTube Channels Every Science Nerd Should Follow

Eliza Sankar-Gorton  09.15.2015
Yes, YouTube is full of cat videos and vine compilations. But it's also chock full of fun and educational science videos--if you know...
Freaky 'Terminator'-Style Material May Lead To Safer Space Travel

Freaky 'Terminator'-Style Material May Lead To Safer Space Travel

Jacqueline Howard  09. 1.2015
Scientists have developed a "Terminator"-style material that instantly heals itself if it's pierced by a fast-moving object....
55 Essential Pieces Of Dating Advice

55 Essential Pieces Of Dating Advice

Francesca Hogi  08. 7.2015
Embrace serendipity -- As long as there are other humans, there is the potential for you to meet someone to date, or someone who might...