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Toxins All around Us

Exposure to the chemicals in everyday objects poses a hidden health threat

October 11, 2011 — Patricia Hunt

Chemistry for a New Era

The International Year of Chemistry commemorates the achievements that have made life better. Breakthroughs promise a greener and more productive future

October 10, 2011

Spherical Eats

The chemistry of encased mussels and other edible orbs

October 8, 2011 — W. Wayt Gibbs and Nathan Myhrvold

2011 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

The 2011 Nobel Prize in Chemistry goes to Daniel Shechtman of the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology for the discovery of quasicrystals--infinite, non-repeating ordered materials. Steve Mirsky reports

October 5, 2011

Cancer Vaccines

Eric von Hofe, cancer researcher and president of the biotech company Antigen Express talks about his article in the October issue of Scientific American called "A New Ally against Cancer," about cancer vaccines

September 30, 2011 — Steve Mirsky

Why Do Facts Fail?

Why Do Facts Fail?

Deconstructing Denial