Chemistry

Why do some people hate cilantro

Why do some people hate cilantro?

Cilantro is a popular seasoning, adding flavor to tacos and noodle dishes across the globe. But to some people, it just tastes like soap. What's going...
The chemistry of redheads

The chemistry of redheads

St. Patrick's Day evokes thoughts of all things often associated with the Irish -- including red hair. Chemically speaking, what sets redheads apart from the...
The ultimate defense against hackers may be just a few atoms thick

The ultimate defense against hackers may be just a few atoms thick

NYU Tandon researchers discover big cryptographic potential in nanomaterial The next generation of electronic hardware security may be at hand as researchers at New York...
How hand sanitizers work

How hand sanitizers work

Alcohol-based hand sanitizers are the ubiquitous little squeeze-bottle heroes of airports and hospitals, our allies during cold and flu season, and supposedly effective against...
The art and science of glassblowing

The art and science of glassblowing

If you've ever tapped a screen to send a tweet, opted for a glass bottled soda because of taste, or drooled over art glass...
Wine 'legs' and minibot motors

Wine ‘legs’ and minibot motors

As any wine enthusiast knows, the "legs" that run down a glass after a gentle swirl of vino can yield clues about alcohol content. Interestingly,...
The only detox you'll ever need

The only detox you’ll ever need

People talk all the time about how they need to "detox". And there's a line of companies a mile long waiting to sell you juices...
A new way to mix oil and water

A new way to mix oil and water

The reluctance of oil and water to mix together and stay that way is so well-known that it has become a cliché for describing...
Artificial intelligence aids materials fabrication

Artificial intelligence aids materials fabrication

Scientists hope to close the materials-science automation gap, with a new artificial-intelligence system that would pore through research papers to deduce “recipes” for producing...
The chemistry of Hollywood bloodbaths

The chemistry of Hollywood bloodbaths

Fake blood is a staple of the Halloween horror film experience, but there's no one recipe to suit every filmmaker's needs. The chemistry of fake...