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Chemistry for a New Era

The International Year of Chemistry commemorates the achievements that have made life better. Breakthroughs promise a greener and more productive future

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Chemists are usually asked to invent a solution, but without considering hazardous by-products. Green chemists now are doing both with success, but will it take regulations to enforce the approach broadly?

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Carbonic Colors: Fizzy, Washable Sidewalk Paint

A Mad Science Room activity from Crazy Aunt Lindsey

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10 Unsolved Mysteries in Chemistry

Many of the most profound scientific questions—and some of humanity's most urgent problems—pertain to the science of atoms and molecules

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