One of the best known colors is Prussian Blue. Perhaps not by name. But it is the blue of blueprints and is long-known. What is its chemistry and why is it so confusing? Let’s find out.
Genetic manipulation – a bad idea, according to many scientists, could be beneficial. What does this latest discovery by He Jiankui mean for science?
Electroforming is the process by which electrochemical lab technicians grow new objects, rather than electroplating existing parts.
Allotropic carbon forms have become a super-hot research item! One spectacular form is the diamondoid. Its importance ranges from the world of astronomy to the quantum world.
Many think that “New is better.” In technology, such thinking often proves true. But is it always the case? No. Consider pharmacology. New drugs promise improved health, a better quality of life. Yet negative side effects, some not having had sufficient time to surface, may discourage a medication’s use, perhaps even warranting its removal from […]
Among blood-sucking insects, the bed bug has not been accused of being a vector of disease – transmitting disease to human hosts. Why is that so?
Metals are often confusing. Let’s explore the definition of a metal through chemistry via the Periodic Table of the Elements.
In the cult movie, Reefer Madness, we witness teenagers lured to smoke marijuana – the teens then ultimately become paranoid and delusional as a result. Is this an accurate portrayal of the effects of marijuana – and are there any mitigating benefits of this drug? Marijuana & Science: Positives and Negatives Contrary to popular opinion, […]
Potassium Bromate – a wheat flour additive that is linked to cancer – still exists in some baked goods. Why is this chemical a problem?
Chemical analysis is a tried and true technique–it has evolved from large scale to micro analysis, allowing laboratories to identify compounds via residue.