Scientists 3D Printed Cheese 
It got darker and more melty.... READ ON
We May Be Able to Make Plastic Sustainable Using Pine Needle Waste
The new type of polymer would replace crude oil in mostly sustainable plastic.... READ ON
Big Question
What Really Happens When You Swallow Your Gum?
A new video from the American Chemical Society breaks down the science of a substance that we can't break down.... READ ON
How Lithium Makes Its Way From Salt Flats to Your Cell Phone
Chile's Atacama Desert is one of the driest places on Earth, but it's also home to buried treasure.... READ ON
Watch How Neon Signs are Made
Neon burns red, argon glows blue.... READ ON
Watch Liquid Mercury Freeze Solid ... And Hammer Rubber Nails
It's all about entropy.... READ ON
The Dynamic History of the Toy Chemistry Set
From academic tool to popular children's toy, the chemistry set has had a long journey to become an iconic toy.... READ ON
Can You Taste Garlic With Your Feet?
We don't have taste buds on our soles, but chemistry finds a way.... READ ON
Get Rid of Excess Beer Foam by Swirling It with Your Greasy Finger
The oil breaks the bonds between beer proteins and hop compounds, causing the foam to dissipate.... READ ON
What's in Dry-Erase Markers?
What sorcery is this?!... READ ON
New System Can Send Texts Through Household Chemicals
The Stanford University research project could be used to transmit signals underwater, for instance.... READ ON
Mathematicians Calculate How to Brew the Perfect Cup of Coffee
Your morning routine gets quantified by mathematical models.... READ ON
Watch Crystals Form in Front of Your Eyes
A time-lapse photographer showcases the beauty of chemistry.... READ ON
What's in Hair Conditioner?
...And can you make it in your kitchen?... READ ON
How the Elements of the Periodic Table Are Used in Daily Life
Some elements are no-brainers, but others might surprise you.... READ ON
What's in Citrus-Scented Air Fresheners? (Video)
...And how does it end up creating just a whiff of formaldehyde?!... READ ON

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