Xenon was hidden inside our planet by an early meteor bombardment—and a second assault placed another form in our atmosphere
The familiar H2O molecule may take a strange, ringlike form
A fizzy science project from Science Buddies
When a species of nightshade is injured by hungry beetles, it produces sugary nectar at the wound site. The nectar attracts ants that then keep the beetles at bay.
A tasty science project from Science Buddies
Oil firms might pay to use CO2 emissions from power plants, but low petroleum prices could doom the effort
Millions of tiny graphene robots can propel themselves through wastewater and scavenge heavy metals. Christopher Intagliata reports.
In addition to three-dimensional control, a new printer builds things from several different materials, not just one
As plastic used in modern art degrades, scientists turn to nanotechnology to put it back together
Researchers have uncovered the chemistry that makes the urine of bearcats smell like freshly cooked popcorn.
A partly cloudy experiment from Science Buddies
Scientists have created hollow molecules to trap toxic gases such as sarin
Plastic in Apollo spacesuits, Andy Warhol paintings and other museum pieces is falling apart. Researchers are learning how to rescue the endangered treasures
Rigorous analysis shows the drug modafinil significantly enhances cognition
Scientists blast comet-like ice with radiation like that in space, creating a key building block for life
Biocides, intended to protect pipes, are often not needed
Ruling against EPA undermines key features of new legislation, legal scholars warn
An electrolyzing science project from Science Buddies
Metal hydrogen has never been seen, but if scientists make it, they'd be able to conduct electricity without resistance, or have a superfluid that defies gravity
The artist’s famous flowers are turning from bright yellow to brown, because sulfates he used degrade under light