July 30, 2018 The Steel Strength of Featherweight Spider Silk
Tougher than Kevlar but lighter than cotton, spider silk is a wonder to scientists looking to engineer arachnid threads.
July 06, 2018 How Hair Removers Get Rid of Unwanted Fuzz
Creams. Wax. Sugar. Lasers. C&EN gets to the scientific root of depilation
July 03, 2018 The Boom in Fireworks
What makes fireworks pop, crackle, whisper and boom? Find out.
June 21, 2018 Recycling Needs a Revamp
Plastic trash continues to accumulate in the environment even with better recycling habits.