In the second-annual Alka-Rocket Challenge, college teams will compete for a $30,000 purse, a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title, and a chance to use effervescent tablets in remarkably creative ways. Do you have what it takes?
A fingerprint could give a molecular signature revealing aspects of a person’s lifestyle and environment, such as their job, eating habits or medical problems
A look at a database of fatal traffic accidents found a 12 percent increase on the informal marijuana holiday 4/20 after 4:20 P.M. compared with nearby dates.
Bananas undergo chemical and physical changes to become more appealing.
Photosynthesis actually is an inefficient process, but a biological chemist is trying to crank it up.
To learn more about decay and fossilization, researchers conduct unorthodox experiments—like dissecting decomposing animals in the lab. Christopher Intagliata reports.
A new idea explains recently discovered chemistry that seems to break the rules of high school textbooks everywhere
A race is on to create the world's heaviest elements—and to explore the periodic table's “island of stability,” where these elements exist for more than a moment
The Soviet-designed chemical is the nerve agent responsible for poisoning a former spy and his daughter, according to British Prime Minister Theresa May
The first nerve agents were invented by accident in the 1930s when German researchers were trying to make cheaper and better alternatives to nicotine as insecticides
The cinnabar moth caterpillar's coloration pattern warns predators close up, but camouflages the critter from a distance.
A survey of more than 1,500 studies concludes neonicotinoids harm bees
A squeaky clean science activity from Science Buddies
Operation Gunnerside: The Norwegian Attack on Heavy Water That Deprived the Nazis of the Atomic Bomb
February 28 marks the 75th anniversary of one of the most dramatic and important military missions of World War II
Bobsled, luge and skeleton tracks lined with plastic rather than ice could make those sports more accessible worldwide
The bombardier beetle can spray its hot brew of toxic chemicals even after bring swallowed, to force a predator into vomiting it back out.
A groovy science activity from Science Buddies
Simple processes can make wood tough, impact-resistant—or even transparent
Methane that leaks from fracking wells can be captured and converted into a product used in plastics manufacturing
During feel-good holiday periods like Christmas and Eid-al-Fitr, romance strikes—leading to a boom in births nine months later. Karen Hopkin reports.