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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...
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...