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Christmas Tree or Floral Preservative Recipe

Christmas tree preservatives (aka Christmas tree "food") and cut flower preservatives contain the same ingredients: a food source for the plant, an …

Close-Up Photography of the Periodic Table’s Elements

Bismuth (Bi)<p>Photographer R. Tanaka has taken a number of amazing close-up photos of elements from the periodic table.<p>Platinum (Pt)<p>Sulfur (S)<p>Palladium …

Researchers Take First-Ever Photographs of Molecules Forming Chemical Bonds

Science nerds and photographers can join hands today and stare in awe at what a team of researchers at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley …

Damn, this periodic table is beautiful

Say hello to your new desktop background.<p>In May 1949, LIFE Magazine published a stunning series of images to accompany an issue dedicated largely to …

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Molecular dynamics simulation of Na+ permeation through the selectivity filter of the bacterial sodium channel NavAb

Molecular dynamics simulation of Na+ permeation through the selectivity filter of the bacterial sodium channel NavAb. Sodium ions are depicted as red, green, and blue spheres, significant pore lining residues of the channel are shown in cyan, the surrounding protein is shown in gray, and only water molecules in the first solvation shell of ions are rendered. <i>Disclaimer: I authored this research!</i>

How Does a Transistor Work?

Awesome GIFs of Scientific Experiments

<b>Hydrogen Peroxide Mixed With Potassium Iodide</b><p>Scientific experimentation has yielded many anomalies, baffling the senses, and Imgur user Gloryholio has amassed some of these visually awe-inspiring experiments into a series of gifs. Luckily, Redditor preggit has shared the scientific set, allowing …

friendship necklace set - DNA and RNA base pairs

Celebrate a friendship with someone with whom you pair well by giving your friend one side of the pair and keeping the other.<p>Genes are written in DNA and RNA molecules using a code of chemical units called bases. These bases form pairs, which is critical to their function. In DNA, A (adenine) pairs …

The Hardest Thing To Find In The Universe?

What is rarer than a shooting star?<p>Rarer than a diamond?<p>Rarer than any metal, any mineral, so rare that if you scan the entire earth, all six million billion billion kilos or 13,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 pounds of our planet, you would find only one ounce of it?<p>What is so rare it has never …

The periodic table gorgeously re-imagined, 1949-style

How Chemistry Works, in Gorgeous 19th-Century Diagrams

<b>Edward Livingston Youmans</b> (June 3, 1821–January 18, 1887), best-remembered as the founder of <i>Popular Science</i> magazine, was one of history’s greatest science writers and editors. Besides pioneering what Richard Feynman has termed “the role of scientific culture in modern society” with his …

Chemistry Men Personalized Custom Science Cufflinks - Groomsman, Gift for Him- Valentines Day Gift Idea

This is the perfect gift for that favorite geek in your life! These stylish cufflinks can be personalized with any element! Have a question? Send us a convo! We're always happy to …

Tesla, Einstein, and Darwin

In pictures: Inside the heart

The British Heart Foundation (BHF) has announced the winners of its "Reflections of Research" competition.

Sideprofile of a phospholipid bilayer membrane with a few anchored proteins, Nuno Moreira

Sideprofile of a phospholipid bilayer membrane with a few anchored proteins, Nuno Moreira.

Minimalist Periodic Table Illustrates the Chemical Structures of Elements

London-based graphic designer Alison Haigh has created a minimalist periodic table in which each element is represented by its chemical structure — …

All the elements arranged by the country that discovered them

The Physics Behind Schrödinger's Cat Paradox

Google honors the physicist today with a Doodle. We explain the science behind his famous paradox.<p><b>His feline paradox thought experiment has become a pop culture staple, but it was Erwin Schrödinger's work in quantum mechanics that cemented his status within the world of physics.</b><p>The Nobel …

The 10 Most Awesome College Labs Of 2013

How to Make Perfect Coffee

The science of what makes coffee great<p><i>Coffee has become recognized as a human necessity. It is no longer a luxury or an indulgence; it is a corollary of human energy and human efficiency.</i><p><i>-</i> William H. Ukers, <i>All About Coffee</i> (1922)<p>It was November 23, 2010. We were in Surf City, North Carolina, …

Edward Youmans’ Chemical Atlas, 1856. 

Scientists Say They've Confirmed A New Element

Scientists in Sweden say they have confirmed a new, super-heavy element that was first proposed by Russian scientists in 2004. The element with the atomic number 115 has yet to be named.<p>In a press release, Lund University says a group of international scientists led by physicists from Lund …

The Elements of the Periodic Table, Personified as Illustrated Heroes

As a lover of children’s books, especially illustrated science–inspired and nonfiction children’s books, I was instantly smitten with <b>Wonderful Life with the Elements: The Periodic Table Personified</b> (<i>public library</i>) by Japanese artist Bunpei Yorifuji, whose ingenious subway etiquette posters you …

Women Nobel Prize Winners: 16 Women Who Defied Odds To Win Science's Top Award (PHOTOS)

Women make up a bit more than half of the world’s population, yet even in the most developed countries, men hold the lion's share of jobs in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) fields. What's more, men take home most of the prestigious scientific awards. That includes the Nobel …

See the very first images of a hydrogen bond

Chemists have long known what a hydrogen bond should look like, but until last week, most hadn't actually seen an image of one. Now, researchers from the Chinese Academy of Sciences have been able to visualize a hydrogen bond using atomic force microscopy, a technique that can deliver higher …

Time lapse of epithelial cells undergoing mitosis

Time lapse of epithelial cells undergoing mitosis.

100 years of x-ray crystallography – video animation

X-ray crystallography is one of the greatest innovations of the 20th century. This animated journey through its 100 year history begins with the pioneering work of William and Lawrence Bragg in 1913 and ends on the surface of Mars. To date 28 Nobel Prizes have been awarded to projects related to …