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  • 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...
  • Bananas
    Gas ripened fruits
    Fruits may be ripened on tree or vine for maximum quality, but if so, they may not survive shipping over large distances. To improve matters, the farmer may grow varieties developed specifically with shipping in mind, however that alone may not...
  • Thames and Kosmos Beginner Chemistry Set
    Making science fun, Thames and Kosmos Chemistry Set
    When you tell the kids lets do some science, the room can fill with silence or possibly a groan. The idea that science can be fun is a popular one with many kids. Science can be difficult, scary and hard work. Thames and Kosmos offers a variety of...
  • This bubble map shows the global distribution of medium-density fibreboard output in 2005 as a percentage of the top producer (China - 14,665,000 cu.m).
    Recyclable medium-density fiberboard developed
    Professor Andrew Abbott and colleagues at the Department of Chemistry at the University of Leicester in Britain announced the development of the first practical process for manufacturing medium-density fiberboard (MDF). The breakthrough was...
  • Hubble image of protoplanetary discs in the Orion Nebula, a light-years-wide "stellar nursery" probably very similar to the primordial nebula from which the Sun formed.
    Mystery of the oldest rocks in the universe solved
    Subrata Chakraborty, a project scientist in chemistry at the University of California at San Diego, and colleagues have solved the mystery of the oxygen isotope concentration in meteorites that are the oldest known rocks in the universe according...