Findings fuel hopes for improved food-crop efficiency
Musings on a symphony in C
Synthetic repellents such as DEET seem to mask the scent of our “human perfume”—making us less obvious targets for mosquitoes. Christopher Intagliata reports.
New images reveal carbon dioxide ensnared in metal-organic frameworks
The Dsup protein protects DNA under conditions that create caustic free radical chemicals.
Eating arsenic, what to do in case of fire, bubble computers, and more
John B. Goodenough, M. Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino share the 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry “for the development of lithium-ion batteries” that have led to portable electronic devices that are rechargeable virtually anywhere on the planet...
The power packs drive mobile phones, laptops, electric cars and solar panels
The 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry goes to John Goodenough, M. Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino “for the development of lithium-ion batteries.”
William Kaelin, Jr., Peter Ratcliffe and Gregg Semenza share the 2019 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine “for their discoveries of how cells sense and adapt to oxygen availability.” New therapies for cancer and conditions such as anemia are in the pipeline, based on these discoveries...
The 2019 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine goes to William G. Kaelin, Jr., Peter J. Ratcliffe and Gregg L. Semenza “for their discoveries of how cells sense and adapt to oxygen availability.” They identified molecular machinery that regulates gene activity in response to changing levels of oxygen...
Scientists isolate and synthesize two compounds that can fight common, and even drug-resistant, infections
By engineering mutations into fruit flies, scientists reconstructed how the bright orange butterflies came to tolerate milkweed toxins
Innovation and discovery as chronicled in Scientific American
A Teatime Activity from Science Buddies
Inactivating this protein in human cells and mice provided immunity to a range of viruses, but an effective treatment is still a long way off
Neonicotinoids may be partly responsible for declines in songbird populations
A surprising science project from Science Buddies
It’s not easy to recycle polyurethane, so it’s usually tossed out or burned. But a chemical tweak can turn polyurethane into glue. Christine Herman reports.