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4 lab accidents that changed the world
Some science experiment mistakes resulted in amazing new products.
If you love your workout gear, thank the girdles and Flexatards of the past
The new book "Let's Get Physical" traces the evolution—and revolution—of spandex.
Inside the high-powered process that could recycle rare earth metals
It takes some tricky chemistry to mine industrial waste and old electronics for critical rare earths.
Can texture change the way food tastes?
What you feel matters.
The tasty chemicals flavoring the edible cannabis boom
The weed world is starting to crack the “terps” that makes each bud—and edible—unique.
Scientists finally solve the mystery of why comets glow green
Chemists put a 90-year-old explanation of comet glow to the test—and confirmed it was mostly correct.
Something is making Venus’s clouds less acidic
Could living things explain unusual atmospheric chemistry on Venus?
The hottest new cheese region is … the American South?
What counts as a fine aged cheese? Farmsteads and creameries in southern states are experimenting.
This year’s Nobel in Chemistry recognizes the tech underpinning everything from meds to batteries
Two researchers created a simple and effective tool for building molecules.
Why you shouldn’t mix cleaning supplies, even if it looks cool
Proceed with caution. And if it bubbles, evacuate.