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  • New Pyrotechnics
    New Pyrotechnics
    New Year’s Eve, the Super Bowl, concerts … all seem to use pyrotechnics. But, aren’t they getting a little old? We need something new! We need a new type of pyrotechnics!That means we need someone to finish that chemistry degree...
  • Sokobond Chemistry Puzzle
    Sokobond: Chemistry meets puzzles in a fabulous way
    With a name as clever as the puzzles themselves, Sokobond promises much, and is able to deliver. Don’t dismiss it simply because science is involved – those lacking chemical knowledge may actually get more out of the game. As puzzle...
  • The Biochemistry of Hydrangea Color Change
    The Biochemistry of Hydrangea Color Change
    The hydrangea has long ranked as a popular garden staple for its range of color, its sizable "snowball" shape, and abundance of blossoms that are long-lasting. Landscapers cultivate them almost ubiquitously to make gardens look bountiful...
  • Happy National Mole Day:  Celebrating chemistry
    National Mole Day: Celebrating chemistry
    Have you heard the news? According to an AccuWeather report published on Oct. 22, a special day of the year is almost here and Americans are ready to celebrate! Oct. 23 is National Mole Day in the U.S.A! While National Mole Day could celebrate the...
  • Bacterium discovered that destroys major pollutants
    Bacterium discovered that destroys major pollutants
    Many of the world’s most deadly pollutants like dioxins and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) owe their long life to the halogens in the chemicals. Professor David Leys and colleagues from the Institute of Biotechnology at the University of...
  • Sweet Science
    The Sweet Side of Chemistry comes to the Children's Discovery Museum
    Lollipops, chocolate bars and gumdrops, oh my! Do you have a sweet tooth? Does the thought of candy make you weak in the knees? If so, then this year's Family Chemistry Day at the Children's Discovery Museum will be right up your alley.The...
  • Nobel coinage
    Complete list of 2014 Nobel Prize winners, updated daily
    Throughout this week and into next Monday, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, the Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet, the Swedish Academy and the Norwegian Nobel Committee will all announce their respective choices for the 2014 Nobel...
  • Laptop
    New battery built from alfalfa seeds and pine resin
    Science Daily reported today that a team of researchers from Uppsala University have discovered a method to produce lithium batteries using alfalfa seeds and pine resin. These batteries could be easily recycled, providing an eco-friendly...
  • Sunset over Water
    Solar System’s Water is older than the Sun, indicates possibility of alien life
    Earth’s water, including what’s in your glass or morning shower, is older than the sun. According to a study published on Thursday by Science, much of the water on our planet was introduced from elsewhere in the galaxy and not formed,...
  • Jason Spooner Band
    Jason Spooner Band go from trio to quartet on fourth album, chemicals
    The Jason Spooner Band considered the “total immersion” process for their latest disc, chemical (available now on iTunes). You know, go off-grid a few weeks and record in some remote backwoods environs, where the creativity can really flow. No...
  • Plaid Brixx - Chemistry
    Plaid Brixx - Chemistry
    Seven hours ago I received an album in my mailbox. Seven. Let that sink in for a moment. Seven hours ago Chemistry, the debut EP from PLAID BRIXX showed up here. Never do I do something like this. I always sit with new music for a couple days or...
  • Xameleon color changing ice cream
    Scientist invents color changing ice cream
    Scientist Manuel Linares invented an ice cream that changes colors as you lick it, according to an IFLScience article posted today. Linares created a secret formula that he puts on the ice cream causing the effect. No word on whether he employed...
  • Chemical Symbols Showing Chemistry And Science
    'The Disappearing Spoon' tells the story of the elements of the periodic table
    In his introduction, Sam Keanwrites that as a child, he watched his mother collect the mercuryfrom thermometers he broke. As he grew older, he learned about the uses of this element and of its toxic effects on the human body and brain. By the time...
  • Dr. Katharine Blodgett
    Dr. Katharine Blodgett was G.E.’s most celebrated woman scientist
    Born on January 10, 1898, Katharine Burr Blodgett would become the first woman to be awarded a Ph.D in physics from the University of Cambridge. Her father, George Blodgett, was employed by General Electric as the lead patent attorney. Shortly...
  • Lemon Cross-Section
    What constitutes the zest of a citrus fruit?
    Gourmet chefs recognize the value of using the zest of a citrus fruit, whether a lemon, orange, lime or some other, in many of their restaurant dishes. They add color; they impart a dimension of flavor. Most of us probably automatically assume the...