Chemistry

  1. Chemistry

    New meat-scented food flavoring comes from sugar — and mealworms

    Insects could become a protein-rich part of the human diet. This new research aims to help people get past the ick of eating insects.

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  2. Chemistry

    Recipes for modern beauty products aren’t so modern after all

    An art historian has combined forces with chemists to uncover the science behind cosmetics used about 500 years ago.

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  3. Materials Science

    Cool Jobs: Scientific glassblowers shape science

    Glass has played a major role in research for centuries. Today’s artisans work at the forefront of discovery.

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  4. Chemistry

    Scientists Say: Pigment

    From fruits to fur to fine art, many materials get their colors from compounds called pigments.

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  5. Physics

    Scientists Say: Proton

    These positively charged particles are important building blocks in atoms.

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  6. Chemistry

    Simple process destroys toxic and widespread ‘forever’ pollutants

    Ultraviolet light, sulfite and iodide break down these PFAS molecules faster and more thoroughly than other methods.

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  7. Materials Science

    Let’s learn about diamond

    Diamond is born under extreme heat and pressure inside Earth and elsewhere in the universe.

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  8. Chemistry

    Reusable plastic bottles release hundreds of pollutants into water

    Data show the plastic ends up tainting drinking water. For now, scientists don’t know what health risks downing these pollutants might pose.

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  9. Chemistry

    Let’s learn about cellulose

    The world’s most abundant natural polymer is finding all kinds of new uses, in everything from ice cream to construction.

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  10. Health & Medicine

    Like bloodhounds, worms are sniffing out human cancers

    Scents emitted by diseased cells may usher in a new era of safe, low-cost screening tests for cancer and other illnesses.

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  11. Chemistry

    Cellulose may keep ice cream from turning gritty in your freezer

    Adding nanocrystals extracted from wood avoids the growth of ice crystals, keeping your treat smooth and creamy.

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  12. Environment

    Ponds made to control floods can spew climate-warming gases, study finds

    Younger stormwater ponds can release more carbon in gases than they absorb, a study finds. That could aggravate global warming.

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