1. Chemistry

    Down to the bone

    A new method for making bone cement could simplify hip and knee replacements and improve the surgeries' outcomes.

  2. Chemistry

    Power plants: Algae churn out hydrogen

    Green algae can produce hydrogen, a clean-burning fuel that could one day power pollution-free cars.

  3. Chemistry

    Don’t eat the pepper-flavored paint

    A derivative of the spicy chemical in chili peppers could find its way into a variety of products, including veterinary sutures and fiber optic cables.

  4. Chemistry

    Glowing bacteria gobble gook in soil

    A genetically engineered bacterium lights up as it breaks down organic contaminants in soil.

  5. Chemistry

    Volcanoes aren’t a big source of CFCs

    Ozone-depleting chlorofluorocarbons in the atmosphere come mainly from human-made sources, not from volcanoes as some have suggested.

  6. Chemistry

    Stopping batteries from starting fires

    A new flame-retardant substance could make rechargeable lithium-ion batteries practical for powering electric vehicles.

  7. Chemistry

    Questions of Origin

    Two new studies renew controversy about the authenticity of a map that may be the first depiction of North America.

  8. Chemistry

    Tums of the Sea

    Ocean scientists question whether the seas can handle rising carbon dioxide concentrations.

  9. Chemistry

    Mimicking the Best of Nature’s Binders: New technique produces artificial receptors

    Scientists have devised a new way to make artificial receptors that differentiate among similar molecules.

  10. Chemistry

    Material could halt catalyst waste

    New research suggests a way that carmakers might use less of expensive metal materials in automobiles' catalytic converters.

  11. Chemistry


    Scientists are turning carbon-cage molecules called fullerenes into drug candidates and medical diagnostic tools.

  12. Chemistry

    Ions on the Move: Theory of hydroxide’s motion overturned

    New computer calculations reveal that a long-held belief about the hydroxide ion's movement in water is wrong.