Latest chemistry Stories
Earth’s natural air-scrubbing system works better when it’s wetter
It took centuries (and vitamins) for doctors to finally stop scurvy
Freshwater fish are loaded with ‘forever chemicals’
New hydrogel sheets could one day replace paper towels
Monitoring volcanoes that could explode? A drone is on it.
The ocean’s iodine helps create clouds, but high levels burn through the ozone layer
Bees can sense a flower’s electric field—unless fertilizer messes with the buzz
How researchers leveled up worm silk to be tougher than a spider’s
The Nobel Prize in Chemistry just went to 3 scientists who simplified reactions in the lab
Recycling one of the planet’s trickiest plastics just got a little easier
Perseverance’s MOXIE tool turns Martian air into pure oxygen
Blind scientists adapted a centuries-old art to make data that can be touched and seen
This solar tower makes jet fuel from sunbeams, water, and gas
How have non-alcoholic beers gotten so good?
The explosive science of fireworks, explained
This lithium-ion battery kept going (and going and going) in the extreme cold
A 120-foot-long ocean simulator is now making waves across the seven seas
Why chemists are watching light destroy tiny airborne particles from within
4 lab accidents that changed the world
You should develop your own black-and-white film. Here’s how.
How to season a cast iron pan
If you love your workout gear, thank the girdles and Flexatards of the past
Inside the high-powered process that could recycle rare earth metals
Can texture change the way food tastes?
The tasty chemicals flavoring the edible cannabis boom
Scientists finally solve the mystery of why comets glow green
Something is making Venus’s clouds less acidic
The hottest new cheese region is … the American South?
This year’s Nobel in Chemistry recognizes the tech underpinning everything from meds to batteries
Why you shouldn’t mix cleaning supplies, even if it looks cool
What is umami? No, really.
The technology behind Shrinky Dinks can make better robots
This could be the milkiest vegan ice cream ever
First Images Of How A Molecule’s Structure Changes In A Reaction
The world’s worst conductor could be a game changer in the climate crisis
Diamonds contain remnants of Earth’s ancient atmosphere
Chemists think they’ve found a way to make opioids less addicting
Make DIY cold brew coffee—without fancy equipment
Arctic Report: What Are the Northern Lights, Really?
Go full silver alchemist and clean your jewelry with science
Let burning metals lie
Make these tiny, exploding hydrogen bubbles
Adding enzymes to bioplastics can make them disappear
5,000 tons of ancient ‘extraterrestrial dust’ fall on Earth each year
Callaway designed its Supersoft golf balls to spin, but not break
How to remove stains of any kind
Before there was a periodic table, there was chemical chaos
An updating list of science jokes to make you laugh, groan, and Google
High-fructose corn syrup vs. sugar: Which is actually worse?
Were rocks on the menu for these ancient birds?
See the wonderful world of fermented foods on one delicious chart
This lightbulb is more than 100 years old—and it still works
Hackers accessed a Florida water treatment plant’s system and tried to make a dangerous change
Gray Matter: Hacking Light
Fish blood could hold the answer to safer de-icing solutions during snowstorms
Anti-nutrients might sound scary, but you need them in your diet
Everything you thought you knew about winter tires but didn’t
Learn your sourdough starter’s funky secrets
How to make perfect pie crust with the power of science
How scientists keep ancient shipwrecks from crumbling into dust
The moon is (slightly) wet, NASA confirms. Now what?
The scientific way to make perfectly creamy fondue
Why the Beirut blast created a mushroom cloud
Corning’s new Gorilla Glass could make your phone screen a lot harder to break