Chemistry

  1. oil painting
    Chemistry

    Why some Georgia O’Keeffe paintings have ‘art acne’

    Tiny protrusions are from chemical reactions in the paint, say scientists who developed an imaging method that could help curators track the knobs.

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  2. tumor illustration
    Health & Medicine

    A new 3-D printed ‘sponge’ sops up excess chemo drugs

    Researchers have created “sponges” that would absorb excess cancer drugs before they spread through the body and cause negative side effects.

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  3. radiation sign
    Chemistry

    Your phone could reveal your radiation exposure after a nuclear disaster

    Examining personal electronics may help gauge people’s radiation exposure in the event of a nuclear accident or attack.

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  4. periodic table
    Chemistry

    150 years on, the periodic table has more stories than it has elements

    The organized rows and columns of the Periodic Table hide a rich and twisting history.

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  5. Dimitri Mendeleev
    Chemistry

    How the periodic table went from a sketch to an enduring masterpiece

    150 years ago, Russian chemist Dmitrii Mendeleev created the periodic table of the elements, revolutionizing chemistry.

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  6. Science & Society

    The periodic table remains essential after 150 years

    Editor in Chief Nancy Shute reflects on the 150th anniversary of the invention of the periodic table by Dmitrii Mendeleev.

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  7. dragonfly
    Animals

    Green darner dragonflies migrate a bit like monarch butterflies

    Some dragonflies do a north-south annual migration that takes at least three generations.

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  8. people playing a science board game
    Particle Physics

    Why a chemistry teacher started a science board game company

    Subatomic is the latest game from John Coveyou, whose company Genius Games wants people to find the joy in science.

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  9. yeast cell
    Microbes

    Mini ‘solar panels’ help yeast shine at churning out drug ingredients

    Microbes equipped with light-harvesting semiconductor particles generate useful chemicals much more efficiently than ordinary microbes.

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  10. aluminum-air battery
    Chemistry

    These fragile, futuristic batteries run longer with a little oil

    A redesign for batteries that use aluminum and oxygen could help these inexpensive, lightweight power cells last longer.

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  11. factory carbon pollution
    Chemistry

    New devices could help turn atmospheric CO2 into useful supplies

    New electrochemical cells transform carbon monoxide into useful chemical compounds like ethylene and acetate much more efficiently than their predecessors.

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  12. chemical structure of thiostrepton
    Chemistry

    Zapping substances with electrons can quickly map chemical structures

    Speedy molecular identification originally developed for proteins might benefit crime lab researchers and drugmakers.

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