Tagged With Chemistry

Here's what would happen if all insects on Earth disappeared

Why you don't see brilliantly blue fireworks

A high school chemistry experiment that went horribly wrong left a boy permanently disfigured, and a jury just awarded him $60 million

The worst storms on Earth are nothing compared to the weather on other planets

The fascinating way helium changes your voice

Sunscreen doesn't always shield beachgoers from burns — and so these scientists set out to make it work better

4th of July firework colours come from different elements of the periodic table — here's what fuels red, white, and blue stars in the sky

NASA 'tasted' complex organic compounds in a blast of water from one of Saturn's moons — and can't yet rule out the possibility that they're from alien life

Why soda tastes different in a can or bottle

Brewing a perfect cup of coffee requires the right water -- and pure H2O is the worst kind

Raw eggs are actually less nutritious than cooked eggs -- here's why

Crushing an egg into your coffee sounds disgusting -- but it makes an amazing-tasting drink

Here's what the images that just won the Nobel prize in chemistry look like and why they're so transformative

A man made a genius ingredient label for popular fruits and revealed why the term 'chemical-free' is meaningless

The fascinating chemistry that goes into a fireworks display

Novichok is a 'dangerous and sophisticated' Soviet-era nerve agent — here's how it works and why it's so lethal

Here's why nerve agents are some of the most deadly human-made chemicals on Earth

Breathing the nerve gas reportedly used in Syria feels like 'a knife made of fire' in your lungs

The nerve toxin reportedly used on Kim Jong Un's half-brother takes only a single, oily drop to kill

This new Periodic Table shows the astounding origins of every atom in your body