Chemistry

  1. Chemistry

    Let’s learn about batteries

    Many things in our lives rely on batteries. Here’s how scientists are working to make new ones — and make existing batteries safer.

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  2. Fossils

    Early dinosaurs may have laid soft-shelled eggs

    Scientists for the first time have turned up evidence of fossils from soft-shelled dinosaur eggs. This has scientists rethinking how dinosaur eggs evolved.

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  3. Environment

    Australian wildfires pumped smoke to record heights

    Wildfires in Australia in late December and early January spurred an unusual smoke plume that still hasn’t fully dispersed.

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  4. Chemistry

    Scientists Say: Atom

    An atom is the smallest possible piece of a chemical element.

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  5. Chemistry

    Working up a sweat may one day power up a device

    Tech that turns sweat into power may make for greener gadgets. A new device uses perspiration to charge a supercapacitor and run a sensor.

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  6. Chemistry

    Scientists Say: Polymer

    Polymers can be natural or man-made, but they are all big molecules made up of smaller units linked together.

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  7. Chemistry

    Let’s learn about colors

    The colors we see come from electromagnetic waves traveling through space and hitting our eyes.

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  8. Chemistry

    This tube worm’s glowing slime may help sustain its own shine

    Snot oozed by a marine tube worm can glow for up to 3 full days. The secret of how this works might lead to long-lasting lights that glow on and on.

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  9. Chemistry

    Let’s learn about hair

    Hair is made of long, strong protein chains. These chains have a lot of science in them.

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  10. Chemistry

    Ancient recipes helped scientists resurrect a long-lost blue hue

    Led by medieval texts, scientists hunted down a plant and used its fruit to make a blue watercolor with mysterious origins.

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  11. Physics

    Let’s learn about bubbles

    Bubbles are a great way to while away a beautiful summer day. Knowing a bit of science can help you blow the biggest and the best bubbles.

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  12. Animals

    Traces from nuclear-weapons tests offer clues to whale sharks’ ages

    Traces left by nuclear-bomb testing in the 1950s and ‘60s can help researchers learn how old a whale shark is.

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