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  1. Chemistry

    Scientists Say: Electron

    Electrons are negatively charged particles. They are attracted to the positively charged particles in the center, or nucleus, of an atom.

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  2. Chemistry

    Chemists win Nobel Prize for faster, cleaner way of making molecules

    Both scientists independently came up with new process — asymmetric organocatalysis. That name may be a mouthful, but it’s not that hard to understand.

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  3. Chemistry

    Explainer: In chemistry, what does it mean to be organic?

    These are molecules formed by combining carbon with other elements, especially hydrogen.

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  4. Physics

    Scientists Say: Plasma

    In physics, plasma refers to one of the four states of matter. In medicine, plasma describes the part of blood that ferries cells, nutrients and more throughout the body.

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  5. Materials Science

    Scientists Say: Aerosol

    Aerosols are tiny bits of solids or drops of liquids suspended in gas. Aerosols include mist, fog and soot, as well as pollution from fossil fuels.

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  6. Chemistry

    Scientists Say: Oxidation and Reduction

    Oxidation and reduction are two parts of a chemical process in which one atom steals electrons from another.

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  7. Chemistry

    New glue offers to turn any small walking robot into Spider-Man

    To climb walls, robot feet need to alternately stick and let go. A novel adhesive can do that. Its stickiness is controlled by electric fields.

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  8. Chemistry

    Explainer: What is an electrode?

    An electrode’s name depends on the circumstances. Confused? It may help to consider which electrochemical reaction is natural — and which is not.

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  9. Chemistry

    Explainer: Ions and radicals in our world

    When atoms get an electric charge, they act very differently. Now called ions, these are behind many aspects of chemistry, including acids and batteries.

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