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Chemical π

Using the periodic table to memorize that celebrated number

March 14, 2019 — John Conway and The Mathematical Intelligencer

Salt on Ice

An activity to melt over from Science Buddies

March 7, 2019 — Science Buddies and Sabine de Brabandere

Budding Yeast Produce Cannabis Compounds

Biologists have taken the genes that produce cannabinoids in weed and plugged them into yeast, making rare and novel compounds more accessible. Christopher Intagliata reports.

February 28, 2019 — Christopher Intagliata

The Fluorine Detectives

Researchers are battling to identify and assess a worrying class of persistent chemicals

February 13, 2019 — XiaoZhi Lim and Nature magazine

Are 2 Snowflakes Ever Identical?

Is the “unique snowflake” just flake news? Mother Nature might never produce two identical snowflakes, thanks to the near-infinite variability of the conditions affecting ice crystal formation...

January 29, 2019 — Nell Durfee

Fake Whiskeys and Octo-Ecstasy

Scientific American assistant news editor, Tanya Lewis, and collections editor, Andrea Gawrylewski, take a deeper look at two short articles from the Advances news section of the December issue, on counterfeit whiskeys and the effect of real ecstasy...on octopuses...

January 14, 2019 — Andrea Gawrylewski and Tanya Lewis

Science News from around the Planet

A few brief reports about international science and technology from Germany to Rwanda, including one on the discovery of the world's oldest known brewery, discovered in Israel.

December 31, 2018 — Ankur Paliwal
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