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This Plant Bleeds Nectar to Attract Help

When a species of nightshade is injured by hungry beetles, it produces sugary nectar at the wound site. The nectar attracts ants that then keep the beetles at bay.    

April 26, 2016 — Cynthia Graber

When Art Falls Apart

As plastic used in modern art degrades, scientists turn to nanotechnology to put it back together

April 1, 2016 — Josh Fischman

Caging Chemical Weapons

Scientists have created hollow molecules to trap toxic gases such as sarin

April 12, 2016 — Elisabeth Ratcliffe and ChemistryWorld

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