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The Chemistry Of Gender Transition

The Chemistry Of Gender Transition

06.10.2015
What exactly happens when someone undergoes hormone replacement therapy, especially as part of a gender transition? Transitioning is in...
The Argument Against the 'Scientific' Origin of Life

The Argument Against the 'Scientific' Origin of Life

Dr. Sten Odenwald  06. 4.2015
You have heard Creationists and their sympathizers evoke the comment that you cannot assemble life from randomness. What you don't know...
Why Wet Dogs Smell So Bad

Why Wet Dogs Smell So Bad

Jacqueline Howard  06. 3.2015
Wet dogs smell bad. We all know that. But why is it that every time Rover hits the H20 -- even when he takes a bath -- he ends up smelling...
Former Student Honors St. Charles, Michigan Teacher

Former Student Honors St. Charles, Michigan Teacher

Geoff Koboldt  05. 6.2015
Imagine being a teacher and walking into the chemistry lab only to see the room engulfed with the sight of black smoke and the smell of...

Professor Mike Abrams: Reflections of An Illuminated Friendship

Randee Mia Berman  04.29.2015
I was always a 3M girl. I loved Mozart, martinis and macaroons. And then of course there's Mike. I met Mike Abrams as a studious Cornell...
Chemists' Feat Hailed As Major Breakthrough

Chemists' Feat Hailed As Major Breakthrough

David Freeman  04.20.2015
In what's being called a win-win for the environment and the production of renewable energy, researchers at Lawrence Berkeley National...
San Francisco's Bicycle Day 2015 With Alex and Allyson Grey

San Francisco's Bicycle Day 2015 With Alex and Allyson Grey

Morena Duwe  04. 9.2015
These are the words of Swiss chemist Albert Hofmann after accidentally going on the world's first acid trip. In 1938, Hofmann began investigating...

Science Majors Develop Effective Communication Skills at Women's Colleges

Diane Propsner  04. 9.2015
If you're thinking about a STEM career or know of a college-bound high school girl who is, I encourage you to investigate women's colleges....
Building Blocks For Life Found In Distant Star System

Building Blocks For Life Found In Distant Star System

Macrina Cooper-White  04. 9.2015
We may be one step closer to finding alien life. Astronomers have found complex organic molecules -- the chemical building blocks for...
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...