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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...
Space Bacteria Grow In Weird Ways, Scientists Find

Space Bacteria Grow In Weird Ways, Scientists Find

Miriam Kramer  07.11.2013
Bacteria grown in a dish of fake urine in space behaves in ways never-before-seen in Earth microorganisms, scientists say. A team of scientists...
Mummies' Bodies Show Bad Habit Spanned Centuries

Mummies' Bodies Show Bad Habit Spanned Centuries

Joseph Castro  07. 1.2013
The hair of mummies from the town of San Pedro de Atacama in Chile reveals the people in the region had a nicotine habit spanning from...
WATCH: What Happens When Chemist Drops Hot Coal Into Liquid Oxygen?

WATCH: What Happens When Chemist Drops Hot Coal Into Liquid Oxygen?

06.11.2013
What happens when you plunge red-hot charcoal into liquid oxygen? Watch for yourself in this fascinating slow-mo video, which is the latest...
LOOK: There's An Awesome Story Behind This Tattoo

LOOK: There's An Awesome Story Behind This Tattoo

05.22.2013
There was lots of chemistry between the bride and groom at this wedding! Imgur user cherbearblue posted photos Sunday of her chemistry-themed...
WATCH: A Chemistry Lab Fireball Makes It 'Rain'

WATCH: A Chemistry Lab Fireball Makes It 'Rain'

Macrina Cooper-White  05.21.2013
A high school chemistry experiment involved shooting fireballs up at the ceiling near the sprinkler system. Just guess what happened next...
The Four Elements

The Four Elements

05. 7.2013
Today we talk about chemical reactions occurring not only here on Earth, but even in the interstellar medium. We may have lost the naïve...