Chemistry

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Watch Scientists Express Their Research in Interpretive Dances

Dancers performed as electrons, brain processes, and teaching tools.
Becky Ferreira
2.15.19
earth's core

Rule-Breaking Particles May Exist Near the Earth's Core

The earth’s mantle may house strange liquids that defy the rules of chemistry as we know them.
Caroline Haskins
11.16.18
Math

Researchers Discover a Pattern to the Seemingly Random Distribution of Prime Numbers

The pattern has a surprising similarity to the one seen in atom distribution in crystals.
Liv Boeree
9.14.18
Pharma

New 'Reactionware' 3D Printing System Spits Out Pharmaceuticals On-Demand

The door is open for making drugs on-site in doctors' offices, or even in space.
Michael Byrne
1.19.18
clean room

I Saw the Future in Columbia’s Nanotechnology Clean Room

I entered a fragile world of UV-sensitive research, nylon clean suits, and beard covers.
Caroline Haskins
9.19.17
nanoparticles

Scientists Used Nanoparticles to Turn a Window Into a Mirror and Back Again

For the first time, a reversible nanoparticle array can transition between a window and a mirror.
Daniel Oberhaus
9.11.17
let me explain

Why Did This Corn Explode?

A viral video from a farm in Indiana captures the dramatic event.
Kaleigh Rogers
8.1.17
materials science

Surprise Discovery Shows 'Artificial Atoms' Rapidly Self-Assembling Into Complex Structures

A new front opens in materials science.
Michael Byrne
8.1.17
Hellfires

Jeepers, Look at This Insane Sulfur Fire

Basically, Ghost Rider started it.
Samantha Cole
7.10.17
When the Drugs Hit

America's Trippiest Chemist: Making Psychedelics 'Was Fun'

For over 40 years, Dave Nichols had government license to make Schedule 1 drugs like LSD and DMT for research.
Daniel Oberhaus
6.2.17
Water, Water, Everywhere

Road Salt is Turning North America's Freshwater Lakes into Saltwater

If current trends continue, many freshwater lakes in the US and Canada will be too salty for human use or aquatic life.
Grennan Milliken
4.11.17
A Smarter Gun

Gunpowder Is Shit

The forgotten context of the Second Amendment.
Robert Coolman
3.30.17
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