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Beer Fermentation Hops Along

The bittering agents called hops have enzymes that chew up starch and unleash more fermentable sugar—which can boost alcohol and CO2 in the finished brew. Christopher Intagliata reports.

October 4, 2018 — Christopher Intagliata

Antifreeze Surface Fights Ice with Ice

Patterning a surface with tiny stripes of ice prevents frost formation on the rest of the surface—a technique that could keep planes or roads frost-free. Christopher Intagliata reports.

September 25, 2018 — Christopher Intagliata

What Are Chemtrails Made Of?

Believers in chemtrails say those trails are actually clouds of chemicals used by the government for nefarious purposes. But as Carl Sagan says, “extraordinary claims require extraordinary proof”

September 22, 2018 — Everyday Einstein Sabrina Stierwalt

Lab-Grown Meat

Meat produced without killing animals is heading to your dinner table

September 19, 2018 — G. Owen Schaefer