Government study finds safety for unborn children, calming fears
Scientists are trying to convert carbon dioxide emissions into something of value—without using too much energy
A clarifying science project
Remarkably, a little heat can help because of plant chemistry
The smell of a chicken wards off one species of malaria-spreading mosquito—meaning the scent compounds, or the birds themselves, might help deter disease. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Peeled strips of single-layer carbon could be useful in electronic circuitry
The active ingredients are encapsulated in nanoparticles, which prevent the chemicals from seeping into the body
The element, crucial for medical scanners and chemical analysis, has been vanishing but a giant new field may lie beneath Tanzania
Greater taxes and trade barriers concern chemical companies
Photoswitch may be useful in optical logic, in which light replaces electrical signals
In mice, intestinal microbes respond to a high-fat diet by producing acetate, which triggers the release of a hormone that makes mammals feel hungry, causing them to eat even more.
Live Science spoke with two material scientists to learn more about how exactly the high-performance plastic protects people
It will be harder for chemical companies to hide information, but the EPA will need more money for tests
What looked like human-made structures underwater off Greece turned out to be millions-of-years-old concretions deposited by bacteria.
An energy-efficient alternative to LEDs has greater focusing power, for microscopes and spotlights. Christopher Intagliata reports.
A purified project from Science Buddies
President expected to sign law that strengthens some toxic chemical regulations
Vegan bakers discovered chickpea juice acts like an egg white, putting meringues back on the menu.
The latest additions to the periodic table honor the past
Vietnam insists that children are suffering today from the lingering effects of the infamous defoliant sprayed by U.S. forces decades ago. Scientists are undecided