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Can eating poop save you from the deadly bacterium C. diff

Every year, around half a million people in the United States get sick from the bacterium C. diff, often after taking antibiotics. Sounds counterintuitive? This week...

Scientists create the world’s thinnest gold

Scientists at the University of Leeds have created a new form of gold which is just two atoms thick - the thinnest unsupported gold...

New graphene discovery could help develop superconductors

When two mesh screens are overlaid, beautiful patterns appear when one screen is offset. These "moiré patterns" have long intrigued artists, scientists and mathematicians and...

Scientists find new way to convert carbon dioxide into fuels

A growing number of scientists are looking for fast, cost-effective ways to convert carbon dioxide gas into valuable chemicals and fuels. Now, researchers have revealed...

Scientists discover new chemistry that may help explain the origins of life

Before life began on Earth, the environment likely contained a massive number of chemicals that reacted with each other more or less randomly. It is...

Scientists make five times tougher glass with nanoparticles

UCLA mechanical engineers and materials scientists have developed a process that uses nanoparticles to strengthen the atomic structure of glass. The result is a product...

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...