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What makes wine dry? It’s easy to taste, but much harder...

Aude Watrelot, Iowa State University When you take a sip of wine at a family meal or celebration, what do you notice? First, you probably note...

Red, white but rarely blue – the science of fireworks colors,...

Paul E. Smith, Purdue University In the earliest days of the United States, John Adams wrote to his wife Abigail about the celebration of independence,...

The dirt on soil loss from the Midwest floods

Jim Ippolito, Colorado State University and Mahdi Al-Kaisi, Iowa State University As devastating images of the 2019 Midwest floods fade from view, an insidious and...

Microbes that live in fishes’ slimy mucus coating could lead chemists...

Sandra Loesgen, Oregon State University One day in the future, you may take a pill to treat an illness – and owe your recovery to...

Lise Meitner – the forgotten woman of nuclear physics who deserved...

Timothy J. Jorgensen, Georgetown University Nuclear fission – the physical process by which very large atoms like uranium split into pairs of smaller atoms –...

The weird world of one-sided objects

David Gunderman, University of Colorado and Richard Gunderman, Indiana University You have most likely encountered one-sided objects hundreds of times in your daily life –...

Scientists are developing greener plastics – the bigger challenge is moving...

Richard Gross, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Synthetic plastics have made many aspect of modern life cheaper, safer and more convenient. However, we have failed to figure...

70 years of instant photos, thanks to inventor Edwin Land’s Polaroid...

Ann Elsner, Indiana University It probably happens every minute of the day: A little girl demands to see the photo her parent has just taken...

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How to invest if you’re worried a recession is coming

Alexander Kurov, West Virginia University Although the U.S. economy continues to grow and add jobs, talk of a recession is increasingly in the air due...