Chemistry

Some planetary systems just aren’t into heavy metal

Small planetary systems with multiple planets are not fans of heavy metal -- think iron, not Iron Maiden -- according to a new Yale...
How to catch fruit flies if you want

How to catch fruit flies if you want?

You can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar -- or can you? In this video, Reactions explains the chemistry behind why fruit flies...

Carbon fiber could store energy in the body of a vehicle directly

A study led by Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, has shown that carbon fibers can work as battery electrodes, storing energy directly. This opens up...
Green tea compound could help siRNA slip inside cells

Green tea compound could help siRNA slip inside cells

Drinking green tea has been linked to health benefits ranging from cardiovascular disease prevention to weight loss. Although many of these claims still need to...

Why do we explore?

Throughout history, humankind has shared an innate trait – the desire to explore. Prehistoric men and women may have stood curiously at the opening to...

A new way to create molecules for drug development

The innovative process gives more control over free radicals Chemists at The Ohio State University have developed a new and improved way to generate molecules...

New self-healing material can build itself from carbon in the air

New polymer 'grows' through a chemical reaction with carbon dioxide A material designed by MIT chemical engineers can react with carbon dioxide from the air,...

Solar power: Golden sandwich could help the world become more sustainable

Scientists have developed a photoelectrode that can harvest 85% of visible light in a 30 nanometers-thin semiconductor layer between gold layers. It converts light energy...

Scientists push microscopy to sub-molecular resolution

Notorious asphyxiator carbon monoxide has few true admirers, but it's favored by the University of California, Irvine scientists who use it to study other...

How much tea would it take to turn the Boston harbor into tea?

On December 16, 1773, the Boston tea party protestors threw more than 340 chests full of tea -- the equivalent of about 18 and...