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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.
What is umami? No, really.
It translates to 'mouthfulness.'
The technology behind Shrinky Dinks can make better robots
Shape-memory polymers can expand and shrink and reshape themselves back to their true form.
The world’s worst conductor could be a game changer in the climate crisis
By combining two materials, researchers have made a solid that conducts heat like a gas.
Watch this picture-perfect video on how camera film works
It seems like magic, but it's actually hard science.
Diamonds contain remnants of Earth’s ancient atmosphere
To us, they may be beautiful lumps of carbon—but to scientists, they’re 2.7-billion-year-old time capsules.
Chemists think they’ve found a way to make opioids less addicting
The morphine of the future.
Adding enzymes to bioplastics can make them disappear
New research shows there may be a way to make easily biodegradable single-use plastics.
5,000 tons of ancient ‘extraterrestrial dust’ fall on Earth each year
Earth is basically a gigantic cosmic dustbin.