Museum of Science and Industry


It's National Chemistry Week! Here's another sweet bit of seasonal chemistry…

As children who go trick-or-treating will probably agree, the best part about Halloween is the candy. But here's something you might not have known: candy is all about chemistry! It takes a lot of science to make the color, flavor, and texture of your candy just right. Check out this cool clip from the...

Just like it does in Earth candy, sugar is creating a buzz in the universe! Scientists recently discovered simple sugar particles in the gas surrounding a star 400 light years away. While this does not mean that aliens are out there whipping up lemon meringue pies, it does have implications for other forms of life in the solar system.

To be clear, these are not the pure white...

In MSI's Earth Revealed exhibit, which explores our solar system, we get asked this question: What's inside the giant planet Jupiter?

You can hardly miss the outside of the solar system's largest planet, at 1,300 times the volume of Earth. (Something else couldn't miss Jupiter's massive presence: a big explosion

While real concerns about cyber-attacks on our water infrastructure continue to surface, here's a slightly more amusing scenario: what would happen if all the toilets in the United States were flushed at the same time?

Turns out, we don't really know. However, experts are assuming that things might gurgle a bit...

One problem we may face as we get older is the problem of remembering to take our pills. There have been many strides in creating technology-based programs to help patients (such as elderly patients) remember to get their medication. However, a new idea takes the reminder into the realm of sci-fi movies: pills that actually text your healthcare provider.

The...


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