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4th of July firework colors come from different elements of the periodic table — here’s what fuels red, white, and blue stars in the sky
A 4th of July fireworks show is about more than just gunpowder. Stars of color shoot into the air, each with a specific elemental composition.
A high school chemistry experiment that went horribly wrong left a boy permanently disfigured, and a jury just awarded him $60 million
Alonzo Yanes was 16 years old in 2014 when he was left badly burned from a botched chemistry experiment conducted by his teacher, Anna Poole.
Though there's a good chance you're both feeling it, there are obvious signs that you have sexual chemistry with someone. Here they are.
Novichok is a ‘dangerous and sophisticated’ Soviet-era nerve agent — here’s how it works and why it’s so lethal
Novichok, a rare and highly toxic Soviet-era nerve agent, was used to attack former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia, UK authorities say.
The spectacle of a fireworks display may leave you wondering how that dazzling sequence happened in the sky. From the explosion to the dazzling colors, there are a lot of chemical reactions happening in your 4th of July fireworks.
NASA ‘tasted’ complex organic compounds in a blast of water from one of Saturn’s moons — and can’t yet rule out the poss...
Enceladus, an ice-encrusted moon of Saturn, hides an ocean of saltwater that blasts ice into space. NASA flew its Cassini spacecraft through the ice geysers in 2015, and scientists detected complex organic molecules. Though not proof of alien life, it's a good sign for the habitability of Enceladus.
Water — the biggest ingredient in coffee by weight — can make or break the flavor of a freshly brewed cup. Some beans are better suited to hard or soft water.
It's a gross but fascinating natural process.
The onions are just trying to defend themselves.
Here’s what the images that just won the Nobel prize in chemistry look like and why they’re so transformative
Cryo-electron microscopy makes biological molecules like proteins, DNA, and RNA visible in ways scientists previously thought was impossible.