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Tinder and Human Nature: How and Why Tinder Works

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...
WATCH: Never-Before-Seen Mineral Discovered At Mining Site

WATCH: Never-Before-Seen Mineral Discovered At Mining Site

Jeanna Bryner  04.28.2014
A new purple-pink mineral that has a chemical composition and crystalline structure unlike any of the known 4,000 minerals has been discovered...
Essential Nutrient May Have Come From WHERE?

Essential Nutrient May Have Come From WHERE?

Becky Oskin  04.21.2014
An essential nutrient for life on Earth also cooks up in space, a new study finds. While scientists aren't yet sure of the exact recipe,...
7 Ways to Cook up Chemistry Through Conversation

7 Ways to Cook up Chemistry Through Conversation

04.18.2014
While you can't force attraction, there are definitely some things you can do to cultivate it. Personality and conversation are dramatically...
My Experiences and Goals as a Science Advisor for <i>Breaking Bad</i>

My Experiences and Goals as a Science Advisor for Breaking Bad

04.14.2014
Throughout all seasons of Breaking Bad, the science was strong; at times it seemed as if science was a separate character, such as the...
Google Doodle Recognizes Color Barrier Breaking Chemist

Google Doodle Recognizes Color Barrier Breaking Chemist

Jessica Dickerson  04.11.2014
Today's Google Doodle displays a collage celebrating the life of chemist Dr. Percy Lavon Julian. He is perhaps best known for his crucial...
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...