New evidence reveals a previously unknown population of ancient Native Americans
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.
What's the difference between thermoplastics and thermoset plastics? Philip Taynton, founder of Mallinda, answers your question in this edition of Ask a Scientist
Northeastern Professor Marilyn Minus wants to make the strongest fibers the world has ever known -- at low cost -- for light-weight bullet-proof armor, wide-body jets, sports gear and more.
Rice University scientist Laurence Yeung, along with scientists at University of California Los Angeles, Michigan State University and the University of New Mexico, counted rare molecules in the atmosphere that contain only heavy isotopes of nitrogen, and discovered a planetary-scale tug-of-war between life, the deep Earth and the upper atmosphere
Two independent teams of scientists, including one from the Joint Quantum Institute, have used more than 50 interacting atomic qubits to mimic magnetic quantum matter, surpassing the complexity of previous demonstrations
George Washington University evolutionary geneticist Arnaud Martin is using CRISPR Cas9, a gene editing technique, to determine how changes in the "painting gene" WntA result in different wing shapes and patterns in butterflies
Using complex fluid engineering techniques, professor Bob Tilton of Carnegie Mellon University is working on removing pollutants, such as trichloroethylene, from groundwater
Using an ultrafast, ultraprecise laser, a team of physicists and biologists at Vanderbilt University has taken an important step toward understanding how wound healing is triggered
A new reaction mechanism could be used to improve catalyst designs for pollution-control systems for diesel exhaust
Cutting-edge research at the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center at Northwestern University aims to stop cancer's adaptive behavior to boost the effectiveness of current treatments
We asked Belinda Pastrana, chief executive officer of Protein Dynamic Solutions, why do some scientists commercialize their research and become entrepreneurs?
This technology would enable communities to produce their own water filters using biomass nanofibers
On this episode of "Naked and Amazing," researchers discover that naked mole rats may have a hidden secret that could help improve life for millions of people all over the globe!
Triboelectric nanogenerators (TENG) convert mechanical energy harvested from the environment to electricity for powering small devices such as sensors or for recharging consumer electronics
New research by Florida State University Professor Thomas Albrecht-Schmitt shows that plutonium doesn't exactly work the way scientists thought it did
Reeja Jayan of the Far From Equilibrium Materials Lab at Carnegie Mellon University makes plastics conduct electricity, uses fabric to sense gluten and wants buildings themselves to store energy
Prince Rupert's Drops are small glass structures resembling tadpoles that can withstand the blows of a hammer, yet burst into powdery dust if their threadlike tails break
Research funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) has solved a major complaint from athletes--uncomfortable mouth guards
Epilepsy is a neurological disorder characterized by unpredictable, recurrent seizures that can pose a risk to a patient's safety
The Mechanics of Slender Structures lab at Boston University aims to answer the question, "How do objects change shape?"