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High-speed Camera Catches Lightning at 7,000 Frames per Second

May 25, 2016 9:48 am | by Florida Institute of Technology | Comments

Scientists at Florida Institute of Technology used a high-speed camera to capture an amazing lighting flash from a May 20 storm near the university's Melbourne campus.


Watching Whisky Dry for Science

May 17, 2016 2:40 pm | by American Chemical Society | Comments

Have you ever watched paint dry? How about whisky? It turns out whisky could hold some chemical clues to making better paints.


Computer Simulation Shows Events that Lead to Genes Being Switched 'On'

May 16, 2016 12:43 pm | by Imperial College London | Comments

Researchers have modeled every atom in a key part of the process for switching on genes, revealing a whole new area for potential drug targets.


Transparent Organs Could Improve Nanomedicine

May 11, 2016 9:21 am | by American Chemical Society | Comments

Treating a disease without causing side effects is one of the big promises of nanoparticle technology. But fulfilling it remains a challenge.


WATCH LIVE: Stunning Footage of Marine Life at Deepest Depths of World’s Oceans

May 6, 2016 11:43 am | by Lauren Scrudato, Associate Editor | Comments

The Mariana Trench, known as the deepest part of all the oceans on Earth, is offering up some spectacular and never-before-seen sights, which viewers can watch live via a video feed provided by NOAA.


The Science Behind Whiter Teeth

April 27, 2016 2:56 pm | by American Chemical Society | Comments

Everyone wants to have a whiter, brighter smile, but do over-the-counter teeth-whitening treatments really work? Are they safe?


Need to Remember Something? Better Draw It

April 21, 2016 1:45 pm | by University of Waterloo | Comments

Researchers have found that drawing pictures of information that needs to be remembered is a strong and reliable strategy to enhance memory. The study presented student participants with a list of simple, easily drawn words, such as “apple.” The students were given 40 seconds to either draw the word, or write it out repeatedly.


Lower-carb Diet Slows Growth of Aggressive Brain Tumor in Mice

April 14, 2016 1:17 pm | by University of Florida | Comments

Researchers have slowed a notoriously aggressive type of brain tumor in mouse models by using a low-carbohydrate diet. A high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet that included a coconut oil derivative helped reduce the growth of glioblastoma tumor cells and extended lifespan in mouse models by 50 percent.


Watch: Better Coffee Through Chemistry

April 12, 2016 2:49 pm | by ACS | Comments

It's one of the most popular beverages in the world, and many of us rely on it to stay awake every day. But not every cup of coffee is created equal. From the bean to the brew, science can help you get the perfect cup.


Microbes Act as 'River's Liver'

April 7, 2016 9:12 am | by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory | Comments

When water levels in rivers rise, an area known as the “river’s liver” kicks into action, cleansing river water of pollutants and altering the flow of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.


El Niño's Impact on Ocean’s Food Source

April 4, 2016 2:59 pm | by NASA | Comments

El Niño years can have a big impact on the littlest plants in the ocean, and NASA scientists are studying the relationship between the two.


Predicting Storms through Rain Drop Size

April 1, 2016 9:29 am | by NASA | Comments

Not all raindrops are created equal. The size of falling raindrops depends on several factors. For the first time, scientists have 3-D snapshots of raindrops and snowflakes around the world from space.


How Can Chemistry Help Prevent Another Flint Water Crisis?

March 28, 2016 1:26 pm | by American Chemical Society | Comments

How often do you use water from your tap? Do you trust it? Researchers examined how science helped bring the Flint water crisis to light, and why experts are calling on regulators to prevent future disasters.


'Sterile Box' Ensures Safer Surgeries

March 23, 2016 3:06 pm | by Rice University | Comments

A team of scientists has created a sterilization station for surgical instruments that can help minimize risk of infections to patients anywhere in the world.


Morphing Metal is Key to Future of Soft Robotics

March 21, 2016 2:45 pm | by Cornell University | Comments

A new hybrid material featuring stiff metal and soft, porous rubber foam combines the best properties of both - stiffness when it's called for, and elasticity when a change of shape is required. The material also has the ability to self-heal following damage.



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