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A Treatment for Chemophobia

A Treatment for Chemophobia

04.11.2014
The oxygen we breathe, the water we drink and the sugar we eat are all chemicals. But somehow "chemical" has become a dirty word, synonymous...
Basketball Great's New 'Skyhook' Is All About The Kids

Basketball Great's New 'Skyhook' Is All About The Kids

David Freeman  04. 8.2014
Basketball fans know Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for his signature skyhook shot that he used to bring his teams to victory in the 1960s, '70s,...
WATCH: Are These The Lamest Chemistry Jokes Ever?

WATCH: Are These The Lamest Chemistry Jokes Ever?

04. 1.2014
Just in time for April Fool's Day, the American Chemical Society has released a new video featuring its favorite chemistry jokes. A few...
WATCH: Lighting Each Other On Fire Because... It's Science!

WATCH: Lighting Each Other On Fire Because... It's Science!

Isaac Saul  03.26.2014
There's really only one reason you should ever light another person on fire, and that's if you're a scientist who has a burning curiosity--and...
Alan Turing Theory Validated 60 Years After His Death

Alan Turing Theory Validated 60 Years After His Death

David Freeman  03.20.2014
Alan Turing is remembered mostly for his work in computer science--and for cracking Nazi Germany's Enigma code. But the English mathematician...
The Poop of the Matter

The Poop of the Matter

03.17.2014
The P.I. I just want to say one word to you. Just one word.* Sewage Let's discuss the influents and the effluents. That's right,...

Can Baseball's Intangibles Be Measured

03. 7.2014
Critics of sabermetrics often focus on the inability of quantitative approaches to determine the value of real or imagined parts of the...
Food Science 101: Salt

Food Science 101: Salt

03. 5.2014
Salt -- the delicious alchemy between explosive sodium and the toxic green gas chlorine -- is an essential mineral for biological life...
Weird New State Of Matter Discovered In Most Unlikely Place

Weird New State Of Matter Discovered In Most Unlikely Place

David Freeman  02.26.2014
Gaze deeply into the eye of a chicken, and what do you see? Some see terrifying stupidity. But researchers at Princeton University and...
Watch: Mesmerizing Time-Lapse Shows Snowflake Come To Life

Watch: Mesmerizing Time-Lapse Shows Snowflake Come To Life

Isaac Saul  02.24.2014
Ever seen a snowflake up close? It's absolutely stunning. But how did it get that way? A new time-lapse video provides the surprisingly...
Weird 'Cloud' Takes Astronomers By Surprise

Weird 'Cloud' Takes Astronomers By Surprise

Nola Taylor Redd  02.13.2014
A dusty gas cloud around a young sun-like star is surprising astronomers with its strange chemistry, suggesting that such planet-forming...
The Best Gift for Your Man on Valentine's Day

The Best Gift for Your Man on Valentine's Day

02.12.2014
What do people really want for Valentine's Day? Empty sentimentality? Forced ardor? Anti-climactic grand gestures? No. People want to be...

Chemistry and Attraction: When It's Healthy and When It's Not

01.22.2014
When individuals with healthy emotional backgrounds meet, the irresistible "love force" creates a sustainable, reciprocal and stable...
WATCH: Match Head Igniting In Super Slow Motion Is Super Cool

WATCH: Match Head Igniting In Super Slow Motion Is Super Cool

Meredith Bennett-Smith  01.21.2014
A dying alien world? A bubbling, blue orb? A terrible new disease? This fun new video posted by UltraSlo Studios could be of a lot of...