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And the Nobel Goes To...

And the Nobel Goes To...

09.26.2014
In anticipation of this latest round of awards, Thomson Reuters is once again releasing its annual list of Citation Laureates -- scientists...
After Decades Of Effort, Chemists Overseas Report 'Nano' Breakthrough

After Decades Of Effort, Chemists Overseas Report 'Nano' Breakthrough

David Freeman  09.22.2014
After more than 25 years of effort, scientists say they've finally succeeded at synthesizing a so-called "Star of David" molecule. The...
Most Science Teachers Lack Proper Safety Training

Most Science Teachers Lack Proper Safety Training

09.19.2014
DENVER (AP) — A dazzling show of fire and color can make science come alive for young students, but it can also inflict serious and painful...
New Study Yields Surprising New Picture Of Earth In Its Infancy

New Study Yields Surprising New Picture Of Earth In Its Infancy

Macrina Cooper-White  09.17.2014
What was Earth like in its infancy? Scientists have long believed that it was a brutally hot and hellish place, covered in molten rock...
The Limited Edition Female Scientist

The Limited Edition Female Scientist

09.16.2014
These sold-out limited edition Research Institute Legos have probably found their way to bright and high potential girls whose parents...
Chemistry Lab Mishap Injures Four High School Students

Chemistry Lab Mishap Injures Four High School Students

Macrina Cooper-White  09.15.2014
Four students at a Denver high school were injured today, one seriously, when a classroom chemistry demonstration caught fire, according...
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

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