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Typhoid Mary Mystery May Finally Have Been Solved

Typhoid Mary Mystery May Finally Have Been Solved

08.17.2013
How exactly was the Irish immigrant known as Typhoid Mary able to infect about 50 people in New York City in the early 1900s without succumbing...
Why Walter White Would Be an Incredible Baker (Plus 'Baking' Bad Blue Meth Cake)!

Why Walter White Would Be an Incredible Baker (Plus 'Baking' Bad Blue Meth Cake)!

08.15.2013
They call it cooking meth, but really, it's a lot more like baking. Maybe that's why I look forward to the meth cook montages on Breaking...
WATCH: What Would Happen If Ice Didn't Float?

WATCH: What Would Happen If Ice Didn't Float?

08.12.2013
What would the world be like if ice didn't float on water? "If you put ice cubes into a drink and they sink to the bottom, you'd end up...
New Kind Of Solid Matter May Have Been Discovered

New Kind Of Solid Matter May Have Been Discovered

David Freeman  08.12.2013
There's no hard evidence yet, but scientists say they have discovered a substance that may represent a whole new category of solids. Dubbed...

The Perseids: Our Connection to the Stars

08.12.2013
It is time for the Perseid meteor shower, August's illuminating pre-dawn treat for sky gazers. The fiery streaks of dust and sand-sized...

A Climatic Ending to Breaking Bad

08. 9.2013
In a major scoop, TheGreenGrok reveals the surprising ending to the hit TV series -- and it's hot.Unless you've been living in a cave,...
Chemists Overseas 'Resurrect' 4-Billion-Year-Old Proteins

Chemists Overseas 'Resurrect' 4-Billion-Year-Old Proteins

Tia Ghose  08. 9.2013
Researchers have reconstructed the structure of 4-billion-year-old proteins. The primeval proteins, described today (Aug. 8) in the journal...
'Impossible' Material Created By Scientists Overseas

'Impossible' Material Created By Scientists Overseas

David Freeman  08. 5.2013
It doesn’t look like much, but scientists from Sweden’s Uppsala University are calling a newly created form of magnesium carbonate...

Chemistry Cook-Off: Appreciate the Science Behind the Food

07.26.2013
When I read an article about how a teacher used a chemistry cook-off to engage her students in the study of physical and chemical change...

How Can One Gram of Fat Contain Nine Times the Energy of One Gram of TNT?

07.25.2013
The biggest reason for the difference is that the gram of fat does not include the mass of oxygen needed to "burn" the fat to produce energy...
The Nobel Prize: Where Are the Women?

The Nobel Prize: Where Are the Women?

07.24.2013
The Nobel Prize is awarded in three science categories: physics, chemistry, and physiology or medicine. In 2012 each science prize was...
WATCH: How To Make Green Slime

WATCH: How To Make Green Slime

Adam Toobin  07.21.2013
Got slime? If not, then check out Household Hacker's recipe (see video above), and you can have some of the green stuff in no time. The...
WATCH: Super-Boring Experiment Pays Off After 69 Years

WATCH: Super-Boring Experiment Pays Off After 69 Years

Richard Johnston   07.18.2013
How long would you be willing to wait for a drop of the black stuff in Dublin? After 69 years, one of the longest-running laboratory investigations...
WATCH: Earth's Gold May Have Celestial Origins

WATCH: Earth's Gold May Have Celestial Origins

Miriam Kramer   07.18.2013
All of the gold on Earth might have come from cosmic crashes between superdense dead stars, new research suggests. The origin of the universe's...