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.
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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
A chemist finds a way to cut supersalty discharge and CO2 as the Middle East relies ever more on seawater desalination
Geologists find that ancient underwater structures off Greece were likely created by methane jets and bacteria
A new device that combines chemistry and synthetic biology could prove key to renewable fuels and even chemicals—and combating climate change
Researchers say carbon storage sites should be tested for microbial life, which could potentially convert CO2 to methane—a more potent greenhouse gas. Christopher Intagliata reports.
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The criminal justice system’s reliance on DNA evidence, often treated as infallible, carries significant risks
Globules move around, ingest others, leave waste—and could hold clues to origins of cells