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Chemistry is Easier to Learn When it's Disguised as a Card Game

Putting “I won three games in a row” on your resume probably isn’t going to get you in the door at Dow Chemical, but a new card game called Ion that …

Amazing Images of Proteins May Help Scientists Design Drugs

Researchers can now spy on proteins at nearly the level of their individual atoms, thanks to a new microscope technique.<p>This unprecedented view of …

These Beautiful Graphics Reveal The Chemistry Of Everyday Foods

Literally everything around us is made up of chemicals. That includes all foods. And the different kinds of chemicals they contain give the stuff we eat their flavors, colors, and smells.<p>On the blog Compound Interest, a chemist and teacher in the United Kingdom has illustrated the chemistry behind …

Your Body Can Kill Cancer. It Just Needs Better Instructions.

Researchers have been programming peoples' immune systems to recognize and destory cancer.<p>Part of what makes cancers so insidious is that they’re not invaders: They’re our own cells turned against us. That means the body usually doesn’t see them as a threat. But over the last few years, teams at …


Self-healing plastic bleeds when cut, and that's a good thing

Wouldn't it be great if everything was as good at healing itself as our own skin? That's the concept behind a new self-healing plastic that's been developed over at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Unlike ordinary plastics, this one contains a thin network of tubes, aping the human …

Beautiful Chemistry: Amazing Chemical Reactions Filmed with a 4K UltraHD Camera | Colossal

<p>Beautiful Chemistry is a new collaboration between Tsinghua University Press and University of Science and Technology of China that seeks to make …

Animations of unseeable biology

We have no ways to directly observe molecules and what they do -- but Drew Berry wants to change that. He demos his scientifically accurate (and …

New Glowing Millipede Found; Shows How Bioluminescence Evolved

Some California millipedes first evolved bioluminescence to cope with harsh desert living, according to scientists who may have cracked the mystery of glowing millipedes.<p>In California's Sierra Nevada Mountains (map) live a group of blind millipedes that glow in the dark—and now scientists have …

Pyro Board: 2D Rubens' Tube!

Baboons With 2 Hearts & Pigs With Human DNA

Anne Milgram: Why smart statistics are the key to fighting crime

The Periodic Table: Crash Course Chemistry #4

Mendeleev's Periodic Table

Scientists just took a major step toward making life from scratch

For the first time, researchers have synthesized a eukaryotic chromosome in a lab<p>Synthetic biology has come a long way in recent years. In the last two decades alone, scientists have been able to go from synthesizing the genome of a relatively small virus, Hepatitis C, to creating what researchers …

How to sequence the human genome - Mark J. Kiel

How atoms bond - George Zaidan and Charles Morton

What is chemical equilibrium? - George Zaidan and Charles Morton

The science of macaroni salad: What's in a mixture? - Josh Kurz

RNAi: Slicing, dicing and serving your cells - Alex Dainis

What are stem cells? - Craig A. Kohn

Why don't oil and water mix? - John Pollard

The chemistry of cookies - Stephanie Warren

How we conquered the deadly smallpox virus - Simona Zompi

The strengths and weaknesses of acids and bases - George Zaidan and Charles Morton

What is the shape of a molecule? - George Zaidan and Charles Morton

FYI: What Is The Evolutionary Purpose Of Tickling?

You probably know that you can't tickle yourself. And although you might be able to tickle a total stranger, your brain also strongly discourages you from doing something so socially awkward. These facts offer insight into tickling's evolutionary purpose, says Robert R. Provine, a neuroscientist at …

NatureTech : The Material World (BBC) Part 1/4 HD