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Corals and sea anemones turn sunscreen into toxins – understanding how...

Djordje Vuckovic, Stanford University and Bill Mitch, Stanford University Sunscreen bottles are frequently labeled as “reef-friendly” and “coral-safe.” These...

What’s the difference between sugar, other natural sweeteners and artificial sweeteners?...

Kristine Nolin, University of Richmond A quick walk down the drink aisle of any corner store reveals the incredible ingenuity of food scientists in search...

How do fireworks work? A pyrotechnics chemist explains the science behind...

Paul E. Smith, Purdue University For many people around the world, the very first moments of the new year...

A century of tragedy: How the car and gas industry knew...

Bill Kovarik, Radford University On the frosty morning of Dec. 9, 1921, in Dayton, Ohio, researchers at a General...

Why do frozen turkeys explode when deep-fried?

Kristine Nolin, University of Richmond Deep-frying a turkey is a great way to get a delicious, moist meal for...

Chocolate’s secret ingredient is the fermenting microbes that make it taste...

Caitlin Clark, Colorado State University Whether baked as chips into a cookie, melted into a sweet warm drink or...

A tiny circular racetrack for light can rapidly detect single molecules

Judith Su, University of Arizona The Research Brief is a short take about interesting academic work. The big idea My Little Sensor Lab at the University of...

Designing batteries for easier recycling could avert a looming e-waste crisis

Zheng Chen, University of California San Diego and Darren H. S. Tan, University of California San Diego As concern mounts over the impacts of climate...

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Elizabeth C. Tippett, University of Oregon Citizens United, the Supreme Court ruling that some fear is destroying American democracy, may also be showing us how...

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