طوَّر ثلاثة علماء أساليب مجهرية تستخدم الإلكترونات والبرودة للكشف عن التفاصيل الدقيقة لآلية الحياة.
I was a mere toddler in the early 1980s when they announced the “golden age of computational drug design”. Now I may have been a toddler, but I often hear stories about the impending golden age from misty-eyed veterans in the field.
What is food? The Merriam-Webster Dictionary entry says “Something that nourishes, sustains, or supplies.” How beautiful. That statement captures much of the emotion and feeling surrounding food, yet it’s only part of the full definition.
This being Hallowe’en, I felt like I should serve you something scary. But what? Verily, we’ve talked about some scary things here: Dangers to life and limb in academic chemistry labs, and the suggestion that lab safety is too expensive.
Parts of this supposed vast emptiness smell like rotten eggs or gunpowder.
Not quite 20 years ago, I was between graduate programs. I had earned my Ph.D in chemistry and filed my applications to seven Ph.D. programs in philosophy.
Feel that chill in the air? Must be Fall, and with the change in seasons comes the latest food craze: pumpkin spice. Now, I’m hardly the first person to notice this.
Preparar el arroz en una cafetera puede reducir a la mitad los niveles de esta sustancia natural, pero tóxica.
When you hear about a new finding regarding a risky chemical, consider these often unreported factors
Light triggers chemical reactions that make beer taste like skunk spray and onions.
Human therapeutic antibodies often break down. Now chemists have grafted on more rugged features, taken from sharks
I am writing from the Dallas airport from where I am heading out back home after a fantastic national meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS).
Lab-made molecule can transform components of natural gas
One of the answers to Edge.org’s question “What scientific idea is ready for retirement”? is by physicist Sean Carroll. Carroll takes on an idea from the philosophy of science that’s usually considered a given: falsification.
Last year, my New Year’s Resolution was to try for a child with my husband. As I’m currently typing while trying to entertain a three month old baby I think I can safely claim that as one of the most successful New Year’s Resolutions I’ve ever made.
This post is part of a collaborative narrative series composed of my writing and Chris Arnade’s photos exploring issues of addiction, poverty, prostitution and urban anthropology in Hunts Point, Bronx.
A craft brewer makes Mesoamerican fermented beverages based on ancient indigenous recipes
In 1989, I was working as an at editor at IEEE Spectrum when I was assigned to write a feature on Bhopal. The thirtieth anniversary of that industrial disaster that killed thousands is tonight.
What do we even mean when we talk about the probability of life elsewhere in the cosmos?
Following the introduction of large-scale gas attacks, one idea to repel gas was to use fans to blow the gas away—a terrible idea, but until the invention of gas masks there was little else that worked anyway