Topic: Chemistry

February 23, 2017 Avoiding Arsenic - Some plants can rid themselves of toxins like arsenic.
February 10, 2017 Testing for Pesticides - Computer modeling may reveal which pesticides post long-term risks.
February 7, 2017 Coal Vent Bacteria - Scientists discover useful biomedical compounds above a smoldering inferno.
January 27, 2017 Crowd-sourcing Better Tomatoes - Researchers turn to panels of taste testers to identify key flavor chemicals lost during the past 100 years of commercial tomato breeding.
December 27, 2016 Plant Drug Factories - Stressing out plant cells can coax them into revealing medically-useful chemistry.
December 20, 2016 Deep Diamonds - The world’s biggest diamonds are helping scientists uncover the secrets of earth’s deep mantle.
December 15, 2016 Designer Cement - What microscopic crystalline shapes yield the strongest, most durable cement?
December 14, 2016 Carbon Monoxide Antidote - Researchers develop the first fast-acting antidote for carbon monoxide poisoning.
December 5, 2016 Artificial Dog Nose - Researchers reverse engineer one of nature’s greatest sniffers.
December 2, 2016 Fruit Flies & Beer - Beer owes its distinctive aroma to fruit flies.
November 9, 2016 Transdermal Drug Delivery - Cold plasma may open up the skin to no-needle drug delivery.
November 8, 2016 Ivory Forensics - Chemical analysis of poached ivory reveals that elephant slaughter is massive and recent.
October 4, 2016 Genetically Modified Odors - Scientists modify microbes to produce some unusual fragrances.
September 29, 2016 Raindrop Fossils - Raindrop impressions, preserved for 2.7 billion years, reveal clues about the early Earth's climate.
September 20, 2016 Tooth Enamel - A 3D map of the structure of tooth enamel may help scientists protect it, and even imitate it.
August 26, 2016 Fungi Battery Recycling - Developing fungi that help to recycle old batteries.
August 25, 2016 Tree Ring Clocks - Spikes in radiation caused by historic solar flares could help archaeologists precisely date ancient events.
July 7, 2016 Cold Organic Molecules - Scientists propose a chilly start to the molecules that form the basis of all life.
July 4, 2016 Helium Reserves - A new discovery in Africa may ease concerns about a global helium shortage.
June 27, 2016 Better Shampoo Bottles - Materials scientists develop a way to easily remove excess shampoo, conditioner, and laundry detergent from plastic bottles.
June 16, 2016 Glowing Slime - Glowing blue slime from the sea could be useful in biomedical research.
April 6, 2016 Pluto’s Surfaces - New research reveals that frozen nitrogen flows across the surface of Pluto.
March 24, 2016 Cactus Water Filter - The drought-defying interior of the prickly pear cactus holds a secret to purifying water.
March 23, 2016 Pluto’s Big Discoveries - A trickle of data from the New Horizons spacecraft is building into a flood of new findings.
March 16, 2016 Tomato Power - Scientists are isolating and synthesizing the chemical compounds that make hops bitter, and studying their medicinal properties.
March 15, 2016 Insect Wings & Vision - Futuristic eye implants could fight microbes with structures that mimic the bacteria ­busting wings of insects.
March 1, 2016 Why Are Plants Green? - The dominance of green chlorophyll on Earth may have come after a more purple period.
January 21, 2016 New Elements - The discovery of four new short-lived elements may be bringing scientists closer to creating new heavy elements with staying power.
November 17, 2015 Earth’s Water Origins - Lava found deep below the earth reveals the origins of earth’s water.
October 29, 2015 Gene Swapping Cheese Fungus - How the genes in cheese fungus get around.
October 21, 2015 Buzzing Bees - Plants turn honeybees into caffeine addicts.
October 20, 2015 First Life - Life on earth may have emerged even earlier than previously thought.
October 7, 2015 Safer Jet Fuels - Researchers have designed a new jet fuel additive that could stop out-of-control fires.
September 21, 2015 MS and Melatonin - Melatonin could explain why MS symptoms change with the seasons.
September 17, 2015 Suburban Frogs - Genetically male tadpoles could be turning into female frogs because of the plants in your own backyard.
September 11, 2015 Toxin Sensing Sea Slugs - A sea slug co-opts a seaweed’s chemical defenses and its ability to harvest energy from the sun.
September 8, 2015 Cleaning Up TNT - Plants can help remove explosive toxins from land surrounding military sites and conflict zones.
September 4, 2015 Self-Medicating Ants - When infected with a fungus, ants know how to get their medicine and how much to take.
August 28, 2015 Beating Bitterness - How do certain foods banish the bitter aftertaste of some medications?
August 21, 2015 DNA Data Storage - Is DNA the answer to our data storage limitations?
August 20, 2015 The Drinkable Book - A book that purifies water could help reduce waterborne illnesses in developing countries.
August 3, 2015 Comet Chemistry - Comet 67P offers a window into the early solar system, and harbors organic compounds that may have provided building blocks for life on earth.
May 19, 2015 Fish Ears - Can a fish’s ears tell its life story?
May 7, 2015 Bombardier Beetle Engineering - The secret behind a beetle’s ability to shoot rapid pulses of high temperature toxins.
April 10, 2015 Targeting Glycans - Understanding cells’ sugar coating could drive the development of new drugs and therapies.
April 6, 2015 Mining Sewage - Is sewage worth mining for gold?
April 3, 2015 Sniffing Out Malaria - Malaria parasites use insect-attracting odors to lure mosquitoes.
March 20, 2015 Glowing Mushrooms - Scientists solve the puzzle of why some mushrooms glow in the dark.
March 19, 2015 Do-It-Yourself Molecules - A new molecule-making machine is like a 3-D printer for chemistry.
March 14, 2015 LIFE ON THE EDGE - LIFE ON THE EDGE (Encore Presentation) - The challenges facing endangered California Condors when they return to the wild. Could armadillos help end blindness? How scientists can tell that sharks really are what they eat. Fuel from the sea. And, unraveling the mysteries of glowing blue slime.