Chemistry

Scientists find a surprise just beneath the surface in carbon dioxide experiment

Scientists find a surprise just beneath the surface in carbon dioxide experiment

In a classic tale of science taking twists and turns before coming to a conclusion, two teams of researchers--one a group of theorists and...
Chemistry life hacks

Chemistry life hacks: Food edition

Reactions is back with another round of chemistry life hacks. The latest episode brings chemistry to the kitchen, and features science-backed tips to cook rice...
Common Chemicals Could Increase Cancer Risk

Common Chemicals Could Increase Cancer Risk

A common class of chemicals found everywhere from car exhausts, smoke, building materials and furniture to cosmetics and shampoos could increase cancer risk because...
Yale chemists forge a new path in the search for antibiotics

Yale chemists forge a new path in the search for antibiotics

Yale University scientists have developed a novel chemical process that may lead to the creation of a new class of antibiotics. The discovery comes at...
How the Nazis invented nerve agents like sarin

How the Nazis invented nerve agents like sarin

Nerve agents are arguably the most brutal chemical weapons. These infamous compounds, which include sarin gas and VX, originated in Nazi Germany when a chemist...
Venetian physician had a key role in shaping early modern chemistry

Venetian physician had a key role in shaping early modern chemistry

Newly discovered notes show for the first time the Venetian physician who invented the thermometer and helped lay the foundations for modern medical treatment...
US nuclear regulators greatly underestimate potential for nuclear disaster

US nuclear regulators greatly underestimate potential for nuclear disaster

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) relied on faulty analysis to justify its refusal to adopt a critical measure for protecting Americans from the...
High pressure key to lighter, stronger metal alloys

High pressure key to lighter, stronger metal alloys, Stanford scientists find

High pressure could be the key to making advanced metal mixtures that are lighter, stronger and more heat-resistant than conventional alloys, a new study...
New chemical reaction developed at UCLA could eventually yield new fuels and medications

New chemical reaction developed at UCLA could eventually yield new fuels and medications

When scientists develop the chemical formulas for new products such as fuels and medications, they often must first create molecules that haven't previously existed. A...
Should you pee on a jellyfish sting

Should you pee on a jellyfish sting?

Sure, jellyfish look pretty serene, but we all know the evils that come from a run-in with those tentacles. You've probably heard the rumor that...