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Top 5 strangest poisons that can kill you

There are some crazy poisons in this world of ours, and they're often found in things you'd least expect. In this week's episode of Reactions,...

Mattresses could emit higher levels of volatile organic compounds during sleep

Hundreds of household items, including furniture, paint, and electronics, emit volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which at high levels can pose health risks. Now, researchers reporting...

Scientists find unique, conductive edge states in 2D perovskite materials

Scientists find a new class of 2D perovskite materials with edges that are conductive like metals and cores that are insulating. These unique properties have...

What happens when you explode a chemical bond?

On bright summer days, the sunlight all around us is breaking bad by breaking bonds. Chemical bonds. Ultraviolet light shatters the links between atoms in...

‘Dinosaur metal’ may help kill cancer cells

In a recent study, researchers found that a new compound based on iridium can attack the nucleus of cancerous cells when switched on by...
Scientists develop new method for studying early life in ancient rocks

Scientists develop new method for studying early life in ancient rocks

This could also inform the search for life on Mars. Scientists have developed a new method for detecting traces of primordial life in ancient rock...

Red, white but rarely blue – the science of fireworks colors, explained

In the earliest days of the United States, John Adams wrote to his wife Abigail about the celebration of independence, “It ought to be...

Sugar could make everyday things almost indestructible

The secret to making clothing practically indestructible could be the same thing that makes us grow out of it: sugar. A new discovery from the...

Scientists grow spiraling new material

With a simple twist of the fingers, one can create a beautiful spiral from a deck of cards. In the same way, scientists at...
Scientists synthesize healing compounds in scorpion venom

Scientists synthesize healing compounds in scorpion venom

Stanford chemists have identified and synthesized two new healing compounds in scorpion venom that are effective at killing staph and tuberculosis bacteria. A scorpion native...

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