December 22, 2020 Shining a Light on Candles
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.
November 13, 2020 How to Read Science News and Spot Misinformation
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.
October 12, 2020 How Sticky Innovations Changed the World
It's easy to take for granted adhesives that are essential to our lives. Take a look at the long, influential history of stickiness.
October 09, 2020 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry Awarded for CRISPR Genome Editing
Jennifer Doudna and Emmanuelle Charpentier take home the prize for the CRISPR gene-editing tool.