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Regs, Safety & Recalls: Booze, Drugs and Rock n' Roll

July 24, 2015 10:34 am | by Kari Imberg, Meagan Parrish, Jesse Osborne, Editors | Comments

This week we're looking at a bill that would allow the U.S. Postal Service to ship alcohol, new research on marijuana's ability to heal bones and at how Neil Young keeps on rockin' in the GMO world.


The Chemistry of Wine

July 24, 2015 9:55 am | by Reactions | Comments

If you’re stumped in the wine aisle of the store, you’re not alone. Every bottle has unique nuances of taste and smell. How can something made of grapes smell buttery or taste like grass? Learn about the complex chemistry behind wine and then impress your friends at your next party thanks to Reactions.


U.K. Start-ups Make Cheaper Batteries For Electric Cars

July 22, 2015 4:58 pm | by CEN Online | Comments

Can these two start-ups change the auto industry by making a more affordable electric car battery?  


Regs, Safety & Recalls: Why is GMO Slamming Still a Thing?

July 22, 2015 10:49 am | by Meagan Parrish, Jesse Osborne, Editors | Comments

This first installment to our new video series showcasing the latest news in the processing industries looks at GMO slamming, Blue Bell's comeback and soaring egg prices.


The Secret to The Sea Sapphire’s Colors And Invisibility

July 21, 2015 9:48 am | by American Chemical Society | Comments

These tiny, little-known copepods appear to flash in and out of existence, and scientists are figuring out their trick. Their findings could inspire the next generation of reflective coatings and other optical technologies.


Are Wine Baths a Waste of Money?

July 20, 2015 10:09 am | by CEN Online | Comments

Red wine is full of antioxidants and some people have spent serious cash trying to harness the health benefits of these compounds by soaking in tubs full of vino. Speaking of Chemistry dips into wine science to find out if this unorthodox spa treatment is as wildly indulgent, and effective, as it sounds.


The Chemistry of Why Feet Smell (And What to Do About It)

July 16, 2015 5:56 pm | by Reactions | Comments

Foot odor might make you cringe with embarrassment in the airport security line, but chemistry can help you beat stinky feet. In this week’s Reactions video, we answer all your foot-focused questions and share some tips to stop the smell.


China Retakes Top Oil-Buyer Spot From US

July 15, 2015 9:41 am | by Bloomberg Business | Comments

China has regained its status as the world’s largest importer of crude. Bloomberg’s David Ingles reports on “First Up.”


Expect More Iranian Oil to Hit Market Quickly: Atkinson

July 14, 2015 10:07 am | by Bloomberg Business | Comments

Lloyd's List Intelligence Head of Analysis Neil Atkinson discusses what a nuclear deal with Iran means for the supply and production of oil.


Controversy Builds Over Use of Highly Fluorinated Chemicals

July 13, 2015 10:09 am | by CNN | Comments

Researchers have discovered highly fluorinated chemicals in plastic wrap and food storage containers are actually linked to high blood pressure and diabetes in children. Now some in the manufacturing industry are looking to alternatives.


Shell Bets Billions on Arctic Drilling

July 10, 2015 10:08 am | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

Royal Dutch Shell is about to start drilling in the Arctic Ocean, making it the lone oil company betting on what could be the last untapped oil reserves on Earth.


Inside Hershey's Super Secret R&D Chocolate Lab

July 9, 2015 9:49 am | by CNNMoney | Comments

Hershey's Willy Wonka-esque laboratory is where every single product gets dreamed up. CNNMoney's Vanessa Yurkevich finds out what the chocolate giant is planning next.


Why This Town Has Been on Fire For 50 Years

July 7, 2015 5:16 pm | by Reactions | Comments

In 1962, an underground fire started in the coal-mining town of Centralia, Pennsylvania. Fifty-three years later, that fire still burns.


The Chemistry of What Makes Fireflies Glow

July 6, 2015 10:03 am | by American Chemical Society | Comments

As fireflies are delighting children across the country with their nighttime displays, scientists are closing in on a better understanding of how the insects produce their enchanting glow.


The Chemistry of Grilling

June 30, 2015 9:48 am | by Reactions | Comments

If you’re firing up the barbecue this week for a July 4 cookout, check out this week’s Reactions video. They've got chemistry knowledge that will impress your guests like, “why is red meat red?” and they also settle, once and for all, the age-old debate of gas vs. charcoal.



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