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Cooling the filament keeps it from burning out
Spoiler alert: boom
Our August 1991 cover story, in honor of Harry Kroto's passing
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The director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention admits the agency's culture of safety needs improvement.
100 percent of the leeches also survived extreme cold (-130°F) for nine months!
Note to Fox News: it wasn't a cloud of toxic chlorine.
One of agriculture's most dangerous substances, anhydrous ammonia requires several precautions to handle.
A dramatic way to garnish
A new laundry additive turns ordinary garments into wearable air-scrubbers that pull nitrogen oxides from the atmosphere.
A dramatic video from a physics professor uses 1,500 ping-pong balls to teach an important lesson.
An unearthly demonstration of the eternal feud between superconductivity and magnetism
But how does it taste with other fluids? Grapefruit juice? Motor oil? Liquid nitrogen?
What's the most habitable planet?
The American Museum of Natural History will receive endangered species samples from the National Park Service
Neither up in smoke, nor in the ground
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