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Will 2016 be The End of Strawberries?

August 5, 2015 2:47 pm | by CEN Online | Comments

Strawberries are sweet, juicy, and delightful. Unfortunately, they’re also attractive bait for a litany of pests and diseases. In 2016, an expiring federal pesticide exemption could mean the end of strawberries as we know them.


In The Mix: Fat, The Sixth Sense; The Hype Behind Printable Pills

August 5, 2015 10:13 am | by Meagan Parrish, Kari Imberg, Jesse Osborne, Editors | Comments

Kraft Foods’ packaging recall, a newly-discovered taste bud and all the hype surrounding printed pills.  


Plant Profile: Inside a Bio-Based Chemical Success Story

August 4, 2015 2:28 pm | by Meagan Parrish, Editor | Comments

What has made Elevance Renewable Sciences — a bio-based chemical company in Illinois — thrive in an oil-abundant market? We traveled to its headquarters to find out.


New Tidal Energy System Could Help Power UK, Say Developers

August 4, 2015 10:05 am | Comments

An affordable tidal power system deployed off the English and Welsh coasts could make a major contribution to Britain's future energy needs, say its designers.


America's Clean Power Plan Unveiled

August 3, 2015 9:54 am | by CBS Evening News | Comments

President Obama takes tough and unprecedented steps to combat climate change through limiting emissions on coal-burning power plants.


In The Mix: 3 Cool Uses For Algae

July 31, 2015 10:06 am | by Meagan Parrish, Kari Imberg, Editors | Comments

If it’s summer and you want to take a dip in a lake, algae blooms can feel like your enemy. But before you wish the world could be rid of the toxic pond sludge, consider these three cool new ways scientists are using different types of algae.


Why Are Tattoos Permanent?

July 30, 2015 9:35 am | by Reactions | Comments

If you don’t have a tattoo, you probably at least know someone who does — but what’s the chemistry behind tattoos? In this Reactions video we explore what tattoo ink is made of, why this body art is permanent (whether you like it or not) and other cool facts.


In The Mix: Busted! The Truth Behind 3 Food Fads

July 29, 2015 10:06 am | by Kari Imberg, Meagan Parrish, Editors | Comments

Gluten-free dieting, chemical-laden foods, and an ingredient more prone to obesity than sugar: We're busting away three trendy myths in food processing.


Are Invisibility Cloaks Possible?

July 27, 2015 9:58 am | by Reactions | Comments

Have you ever wished you could hide under an invisibility cloak like Harry Potter or conceal your car with a Klingon cloaking device like in Star Trek? In a special bonus episode of Reactions, we celebrate the International Year of Light by exploring the science behind light, sight and invisibility.


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.



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