Caroline Liao

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Kitchen Science: everything you eat is made of chemicals

<i>This is the first in our ongoing Kitchen Science series exploring the physics, chemistry and biology that takes place in your home.</i><p>Earnest websites, …

An interesting twist on supercooled liquid water

Water is known to have various anomalous properties, and they are especially prominent below room temperature. For example, liquid water exhibits …

Science explains why it's perfectly healthy to microwave your food

In the movie "American Hustle," Rosalyn Rosenfeld (Jennifer Lawrence) almost burns down the house and then blames the "science oven" for removing nutrients from food— something she says she read in a magazine (and which might have been a reference to a 1976 article in The New Yorker).<p>Even now, many …

This clever device can analyze the chemistry of your tears to help stop contact-lens infections

Contact lenses are a remarkable invention—one in ten people in the US use them, ditching their glasses and yet still achieving good vision. But contact lenses also come with problems. Ever year more than 60,000 contact-lens wearers in the US contract serious eye infections that, at worst, can lead …

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Ice Age Human Footprints in Canada Reveal a Walk on the Beach Taken 13,000 Years Ago

Figuring out how to ignite fire has long been considered one of humankind's most monumental achievements. While pop culture often depicts our …

The Practical Chemist Who Gave Women "Kissable" Lipstick

Hazel Bishop isn’t well-known today, but in the 1950s her name was on everyone’s lips. She made the most famous lipstick in the world, and she did it …

New tests suggest parabens carry cancer risk

A group of chemicals called parabens—common ingredients in personal care products—may interact with growth factors in the body to increase the risk …

What’s the birthstone for November?

Happy birthday November babies! The name of your birthstone, the topaz, comes from a Sanskrit word for fire.<p>The word ‘topaz,’ birthstone for the …

Scientists Have Found a Comet That Can Get You Drunk

Chances are you wouldn’t travel halfway across the solar system for a drink. But if you <i>were</i> inclined to make the trek, it’s nice to know you’d find …