It's National Chemistry Week (October 21-27)! All week long, we'll be giving the spotlight to this branch of science, our way of tipping our hat to the chemistry around us. We'll start the week off by first jumping right to the end.
Get into the spirit this Saturday by coming to our National Chemistry Week celebration. Just for middle- and high-school-age guests, professional chemists...
After a few delays, the launch of the Dragon capsule to the International Space Station is scheduled for 3:55 a.m. CDT tomorrow morning. This mission is designed to verify that the Dragon capsule, built by the private firm SpaceX, can interface with the docking systems of the ISS in a safe and reliable way, and that the capsule is up to the task of maneuvering in
In Washington D.C., at the Folger Shakespeare Library, there is a book bearing a faded and obscured handwritten name that scholars have struggled to decipher: the signature of a (if not the) “Wm Shakespeare.” As part of the Lazarus Project, a group from the University of Mississippi recently spent their spring break using modern imaging techniques to
This year, Sunday, March 11 marks the dreaded day where we all lose an hour of sleep, thanks to Daylight Saving Time. In an instant, 2:00 a.m. becomes 3:00 a.m., and we all get to wake up a little groggier, crankier, and with higher chance of having a heart attack! According to Martin Young, Ph.D., an associate professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, springing forward is associated with a 10...
While human eyes can see many colors, the greeneye fish—found at ocean depths between 160 to 3,300 feet—can really only detect a green color, meaning any non-green predators should have an advantage over this tiny fish. Yet scientists at Duke University discovered that these greeneye fish have color-changing lenses in their eyes, which pick up ultraviolet light and transmit it as a green color back to the...
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