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If you work hard enough during sports or exercise, you are going to sweat. Whether or not you keep comfortable doing it is a matter of chemistry.
New research in mice looks at changes in blood’s carbohydrate levels during sepsis, offering hope for improved diagnostics.
Aligned graphite nanoflakes and a carefully designed structure gives a thick electrode with three times the charge capacity of conventional designs.
Take a break with a little challenge. See if you can figure out which of the test tubes are empty, partially filled, or completely filled, based on the clues.
Adjuvants are so important that the Federal Drug Agency evaluates them as part of the vaccine itself. Find out how they protect us from infection.
Dilanthanide complexes could pave the way for a new breed of powerful permanent magnets.
As US states ban the use of ‘forever chemicals’ in these products, papermakers are turning to other materials—without disclosing what’s in them.
Scientists are mimicking photosynthesis for alternative energies to help reduce our fossil-fuel dependence.
Complex shapes molded or 3D printed with calcium carbonate give corals a realistic structure to grow on.
From drug delivery to prosthetics, this infographic explains how nanomedicine uses unique properties to prevent, diagnose, and treat medical conditions.
Robust coating method produces lithium-fiber batteries that can recharge a cell phone
Scientists who studied cat chatter, compounds emitted by moviegoers, and the best way to airlift a rhinoceros took home top honors at the 31st Ig Nobel Prize ceremony.
Detailed inventory shows that electric vehicles are more vulnerable to material supply challenges than gas guzzlers.
Major steelmakers and disruptive start-ups look to hydrogen and renewable electricity to make green steel.
HCl’s behavior tells scientists they still don’t understand martian atmosphere chemistry.
Chemists explore the role of intrinsically disordered proteins in the origins of life.
RNA vaccines produced by Pfizer and BioNTech and Moderna have become the first COVID-19 vaccines approved for emergency use in the US. How are these vaccines made?
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.
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