The ACS Student Member Magazine
Candles comprise just three main ingredients—fat, fiber, and fire. But to really understand the science at play, we explain how each component contributes to the light and heat of burning candles.
Can you spot a faulty science news story? Do you know what red flags to look for to weigh the credibility? Here's how to analyze scientific claims and spot misinformation.
It's easy to take for granted adhesives that are essential to our lives. Take a look at the long, influential history of stickiness.
Jennifer Doudna and Emmanuelle Charpentier take home the prize for the CRISPR gene-editing tool.
The chemistry behind ammonium nitrate’s explosive risk is well known, leading some officials to blame the accident on negligence.
Researchers are figuring out just how much damage aristolochic acids cause to global health.
Chemical educator and Compound Interest blogger Andy Brunning captures the current state of diagnostics for novel coronavirus infection.
At the heart of every drop of paint, every thread of cloth, every bit of your brightly colored phone case is a pigment. But what is a pigment, exactly?
Researchers made glow-in-the-dark plants by taking a biosynthetic pathway from glowing mushrooms and adding it to tobacco.
Researchers analyze the chemical differences between hot- and cold-brewed coffee.
E-cigarettes deliver lead, arsenic, nickel, and other metals at harmful levels.
Understand how COVID-19 became a pandemic and what you can do to help your community.
The structure shows the first steps of SARS-CoV-2 infection, and could help in drug discovery.
Water scarcity from climate change could displace up to 700 million people by 2030. Chemists and engineers are working to make less-expensive, more energy-efficient technologies more widely accessible.
Since the spread of a novel coronavirus in China, two independent research groups identify an existing drug and 6 novel molecules that could lead to possible treatments.
Some evidence suggests that growing influenza vaccines inside chicken eggs may make them less effective, but not all experts agree.
We’ve taken a stroll down memory lane to share our favorite events and highlights celebrating 150 years of the periodic table.
Darobactin, which kills E. coli and other deadly pathogens, points the way to a new class of gram-negative antibiotics.
Platinum nanoparticles on strontium titanate help turn polyethylene into compounds for consumer products.
Radiation has a dark history, but scientists have learned to use properties of radioactive materials to benefit society.