The floating golden sphere, bristling with corkscrew strands of RNA, drifts majestically toward the jostling lipid bilayer that surrounds a cell
If you have an interest in anything in the world, then you have an interest in chemistry because everything you hear, see, taste, smell and touch involves chemistry and chemicals. Our ability to understand the chemical make-up of things and chemical reactions has led to everything from modern food and drugs to plastics and computers.
Center for Chemistry at the Space-Time Limit develops new tool that could revolutionize chemistry
Scientists explain how love truly is a chemical reaction
Esther S. Takeuchi discusses her work on a battery that powers implantable cardiac defibrillators
The science of snow--how it's formed and how it reacts has been studied by scientists for centuries
A mathematician explains how the unique surface of ice makes the slide and glide of winter sports possible
Under a tiny Christmas tree sits a questionable "gift" - a microbial fuel cell generating enough energy to activate the lights on the tree
One bond can make all the difference
One common belief is that a compound in turkey known as tryptophan makes people especially drowsy, but we're here to debunk this holiday myth.
Nina Ruelle tells the story of Tyrian Purple, a dye created from the marine snail known as Bolinus brandaris
"Chemistry of Fear and Fright" explains how two hormones, adrenaline and cortisol, work to trigger a cascade of "fight or flight" fear responses when you're confronted by a spider, great height or snake.
In this video, Professor Bruce E Logan from Pennsylvania State University shows us a microbial fuel cell, a device that can extract the energy from wastewater and turn it into electricity.
This video uses common table salt to explain and illustrate what happens between the electrons and protons in atoms of the element sodium and atoms and the element chlorine to make crystals of sodium chloride.
Plant fungi & bacteria called "endophytes" fueling breakthroughs in energy, medicine and more
This video tells the story of how the world's most used plastic was first formed and developed into the "miracle" material of post-WWII America.
This episode of Prized Science features celebrated chemistry professor Diane Bunce, winner of the ACS George C. Pimentel Award in Chemical Education.
Vicki Grassian helps scientists better understand the complex and wide ranging behavior of dust particles. Vicki's work paints a clearer picture of atmospheric chemistry and the role particulate matter plays in the environment.
The links between molecule structure and physical properties.
Peter Stang is the winner of the 2013 American Chemical Society Priestley Medal, the highest honor given by ACS, for his work building new molecules via "self-assembly," an approach inspired by nature.
Responding to the months-long oil spill from a BP well in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, a team of polymer chemists in Mississippi set to inventing a non-toxic chemical dispersant that could break up oily deposits without harming marine or wetlands wildlife.