The chemistry behind the vibrant colors of fireworks is another reason to “ooh” and “aah” at the sky this Fourth of July.
Red dye 40, olestra, and rbST all have the FDA’s stamp of approval. In other countries, they’re on the do-not-use list.
Periodic Tableware has turned beakers and Erlenmeyer Flask into wine glasses, beer mugs, and martini glasses so any bar can feel like a lab.
One state has banned consumer fireworks outright. And in 2012, San Diego accidentally set off all of theirs at once.
You might think that urine is just bodily waste—but you would be wrong. It's been used in cleansers, medicine, and infertility treatments for centuries.
“I hope this email finds you well during these unprecedented times.” —A spinach plant in your inbox.
The salt in the ocean comes from two main sources: rocks on land and vents at the bottom of the sea.
A Twinkie was found shriveled-up and hardened after eight years in a basement, and now scientists are searching for the fungus behind the transformation.
Tsar Bomba—the biggest hydrogen bomb ever—detonated in October 1961, and the Soviet Union caught it on tape.
Dr. Maya Warren spoke with us about how she turned her passion for ice cream and food science into one of the coolest jobs ever.
For one thing, tear gas grenades are usually used for crowd control—pepper spray is more for personal safety.
The short answer is: yes, elements have been removed from the periodic table. The longer answer is that what constitutes an 'element' can be complicated.
Lava lamp creators are notoriously tight-lipped about their secret ingredients, but DIY lava lamps aren’t impossible.
Marie Curie made history with her discoveries. Here are some facts you should know about the scientist.
A New York chemist found a way to make dry cleaning safer and faster, so of course he named the process after himself.
Friedlieb Ferdinand Runge, the subject of a a new Google doodle, is the German chemist who identified caffeine.
Ancient Romans put it in everything—even their wine.
Most of the signs you think are neon are actually made with other gases.
You just need three ingredients: Flour, water, and fat. What could go wrong?