Tagged With Chemistry

Here's why you never 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


Nestlé is trying to patent a new, healthier type of sugar -- but there's one problem