SMOG CITY Los Angeles, shown here, is one of the smoggiest cities in the United States. That haze of air pollution comes not just from cars, but also from an array of consumer products that emit chemicals into the air.
NAME GAME First created in a lab in 2002, element 118 was officially dubbed oganesson in 2016. New studies predict some of the element’s odd properties.
HOT N’ COLD Carbon (left) and copper (right) in a new smart textile help release or trap heat to keep the body comfortable across a greater range of temperatures than standard fabrics.