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Nine Steps Closer to Safe Science

Nine Steps Closer to Safe Science

08. 1.2014
A new study released July 31 by the National Research Council may help prevent future accidents by challenging current safety standards...
Ancient Earth's 'Face-Lift' Detailed In New Model

Ancient Earth's 'Face-Lift' Detailed In New Model

Becky Oskin  07.31.2014
Earth got a "face-lift" early in its history, wiping out most of its original crust, according to a new model of the ancient barrage of...
How Important Is Chemistry in a Friendship?

How Important Is Chemistry in a Friendship?

07.24.2014
Think of some of your closest friends and try to image just meeting them at a coffee shop as strangers the first time, not knowing anything...

#AOLBUILD Welcomes Jason Segel, Cameron Diaz and @SexTapeMovie Director, Jake Kasdan

07.18.2014
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What These STEM College Women Are Doing This Summer

07.16.2014
Having graduated from a women's college with a degree in biology, I thought it would be fun to see what my fellow STEM sisters are doing...
Workers Prepare To Clean Site Of 'Atomic Man' Accident

Workers Prepare To Clean Site Of 'Atomic Man' Accident

07. 3.2014
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Workers are preparing to enter one of the most dangerous rooms on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation — the site...

Tinder and Human Nature: How and Why Tinder Works

06.23.2014
"Chemistry" is not just the inexplicable adrenaline-charged sensation when two would-be lovers meet. It is the igniter, the catalyst...
Scientists Get First-Ever Glimpse Of Elusive Mineral

Scientists Get First-Ever Glimpse Of Elusive Mineral

Jeanna Bryner  06.18.2014
Earth's most abundant mineral lies deep in the planet's interior, sealed off from human eyes. Now, scientists for the first time have gotten...
Why Peeing In The Pool Is Even Yuckier Than You Thought

Why Peeing In The Pool Is Even Yuckier Than You Thought

Josh Fischman   06.11.2014
In the summertime, when the weather is fine, you may have swimming on your mind. A swimming pool dip can cool you off. But some other bodily...
'Godfather Of Ecstasy' Dies

'Godfather Of Ecstasy' Dies

06. 3.2014
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Alexander Shulgin, a respected chemist famed for dusting off a decades-old recipe for the psychedelic drug ecstasy,...
WATCH: This Is Why Bacon Smells So Darn Good

WATCH: This Is Why Bacon Smells So Darn Good

Macrina Cooper-White  05.28.2014
We've all had the experience: it's a lazy Saturday morning and as you slowly blink your eyes awake, it hits you -- "Is that the smell of...
Time To Rewrite The Periodic Table?

Time To Rewrite The Periodic Table?

Denise Chow  05. 3.2014
Atoms of a new super-heavy element — the as-yet-unnamed element 117 — have reportedly been created by scientists in Germany, moving...
Sure-Fire Sign Of Alien Life May Be No Such Thing, Scientists Say

Sure-Fire Sign Of Alien Life May Be No Such Thing, Scientists Say

Sid Perkins  05. 1.2014
Call it the cosmic version of fool’s gold. What was once considered a sure-fire sign of life on distant planets may not be so sure-fire...
WATCH: Are Men Messing Up Biomedical Research?

WATCH: Are Men Messing Up Biomedical Research?

David Grimm  04.30.2014
Jeffrey Mogil’s students suspected there was something fishy going on with their experiments. They were injecting an irritant into the...