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Scientists Find Ingenious Way To Reuse Those Pesky Packing Peanuts

Scientists Find Ingenious Way To Reuse Those Pesky Packing Peanuts

Macrina Cooper-White  03.23.2015
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...
'Hypoallergenic' Isn't Really A Thing? We Feel Duped

'Hypoallergenic' Isn't Really A Thing? We Feel Duped

Jacqueline Howard  03.20.2015
Have we all been fooled? A new video from the American Chemical Society (above) reveals that many household products labeled as "hypoallergenic"...
Chemists Create Amazing 'Molecule-Making Machine'

Chemists Create Amazing 'Molecule-Making Machine'

Macrina Cooper-White  03.14.2015
Thanks to advances in 3-D printing, it's now possible to whip up everything from pizza to prosthetics to human organs with the push of...
The Freaky Science Behind How Chameleons Change Color

The Freaky Science Behind How Chameleons Change Color

Macrina Cooper-White  03.11.2015
Everyone knows that chameleons are the kings of camouflage. But as to the exact process by which these familiar lizards change color to...
What Makes A Rose Smell So Sweet? Here's The Science

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

Macrina Cooper-White  02.14.2015
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...
Jon Krakauer Offers New Theory on How Chris McCandless Died

Jon Krakauer Offers New Theory on How Chris McCandless Died

Alaska Dispatch News  02.12.2015
Author Jon Krakauer posted "How Chris McCandless Died: An Update" Wednesday at The New Yorker online with the fifth theory he has put forward...
Now We Know How Many Licks It Takes To Reach The Center Of A Lollipop

Now We Know How Many Licks It Takes To Reach The Center Of A Lollipop

David Freeman  02.10.2015
How many licks does it take to reach the center of a lollipop? A new mathematical model formulated by scientists at New York University...
Flacking With the 'Father of Birth Control' for Cockroaches

Flacking With the 'Father of Birth Control' for Cockroaches

Sal Cataldi  02.10.2015
If you're lucky in life, once in a blue moon, you have a brush with genius like this, someone astoundingly accomplished in their chosen...
Scientists Invent A Way To 'Unboil' An Egg

Scientists Invent A Way To 'Unboil' An Egg

Jacqueline Howard  01.27.2015
It's pretty easy to boil an egg, but is there a way to "unboil" it? Not quite, but scientists say they have found a way to reverse the...
Here's A Science-Backed Guide To De-Icing Your Driveway

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

01.26.2015
You already know salt is a good tool for melting ice on snowy roads, driveways, and sidewalks. But have you ever wondered how something...
The Little Question That Fueled Actor's Big Push For Plain-Spoken Science

The Little Question That Fueled Actor's Big Push For Plain-Spoken Science

David Freeman  01. 9.2015
Alan Alda became famous for his film and television roles, including Hawkeye Pierce in the long-running TV series M*A*S*H*. In recent years,...
Snowflake Shapes Are Not So Unique After All?

Snowflake Shapes Are Not So Unique After All?

Jacqueline Howard  01. 3.2015
Each snowflake may not be so unique after all. While no one snowflake is exactly the same as another on a molecular level, it turns out...
'Sparks' Really Do Fly When Egg And Sperm Hook Up

'Sparks' Really Do Fly When Egg And Sperm Hook Up

Macrina Cooper-White  12.17.2014
Talk about fireworks in the bedroom. When a sperm cell fuses with an egg, it triggers the sudden release of zinc atoms from the egg's...
Tiny Invisible Robot Gives Whole New Meaning To The Term 'Baby Steps'

Tiny Invisible Robot Gives Whole New Meaning To The Term 'Baby Steps'

Macrina Cooper-White  12.12.2014
One day in the not-too-distant future, doctors may be able to treat deadly diseases like cancer by injecting an army of tiny nanorobots...