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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...
One step closer to carbon-neutral fuel

One step closer to carbon-neutral fuel

Scientists create an efficient process for converting carbon dioxide into carbon monoxide, a key ingredient of synthetic fuels and materials. The carbon dioxide (CO2) produced...
Scientists develop semi-liquid metal anode for next-generation batteries

Scientists develop semi-liquid metal anode for next-generation batteries

Scientists from Carnegie Mellon University have developed a semiliquid lithium metal-based anode that represents a new paradigm in battery design. Lithium batteries made using this...
Scientists create new class of 2D perovskite materials

Scientists create new class of 2D perovskite materials

In a paper published in Nature, scientists at the University of California, Irvine and other institutions unveil a new process for producing oxide perovskite...
Could CBD or Cannabidiol make you fail a drug test

Could CBD or Cannabidiol make you fail a drug test?

Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a non-psychoactive compound produced by the marijuana plant that seems to be everywhere these days. Maybe you've even been asked if...

Scientists find new way to speed up the discovery of new solar cell materials

A broad class of materials called perovskites is considered one of the most promising avenues for developing new, more efficient solar cells. But the virtually...
Scientists find why deep-sea dragonfish has transparent teeth

Scientists find why deep-sea dragonfish has transparent teeth

A team of researchers led by the University of California San Diego have discovered what's responsible for making the teeth of the deep-sea dragonfish...