Building your own rockets is fun. Building them for a cash prize is even better. Are you ready to compete to build a rocket powered only by effervescent tablets?
A fizzy chemistry activity from Science Buddies
Herbicides are under evolutionary threat. Can modern agriculture find a new way to fight back?
Security measures implemented in advance of the event have affected some scientists
Researchers engineered a portable device that detects even the tiniest trace of hydrogen sulfide—one of the primary offenders in bad breath. Karen Hopkin reports.
Four new elements were added in 2015, but some researchers say the announcement was premature
Light triggers chemical reactions that make beer taste like skunk spray and onions.
Scientists are now testing whether the fungi have any pharmaceutical potential
A structure known as a metal organic framework traps water vapor by night, then releases it when heated the next day. Christopher Intagliata reports.
The versatile carbon material can be used in everything from hair dye to running shoes
The final decision about which potential therapies to allow rests with the DRC government
Scientists have discovered a previously unknown environmental source of nitrogen
A science shake-up activity from Science Buddies
Orangutans were observed to use plant extracts to treat their own pain.
Racing pigeons is big business—and doping is common. Now scientists have devised a way to detect doping in the avian athletes. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Circadian clocks influence DNA repair processes
Some cosmetics include compounds that have been linked with early puberty, obesity and increased breast cancer risk
An electric science project from Science Buddies
The treatment decreased rodents’ blood alcohol level by 45 percent
Tomato plants detected snail slime in soil near them and mounted preemptive defenses, even though they were not directly touched.