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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.


What Crude's Recent Rally Has Meant for Oil Companies

June 26, 2015 3:59 pm | by Bloomberg Business | Comments

Bloomberg's Alix Steel updates today's commodities news stories. She speaks on "Bloomberg Markets."


Power: On The Brink of a Revolution

June 25, 2015 9:32 am | by Bloomberg Business | Comments

Renewable energy will draw almost two-thirds of the spending on new power plants over the next 25 years, dwarfing spending on fossil fuels.


Chemists Examine the Safety of Aspartame

June 18, 2015 9:39 am | by Reactions | Comments

It’s been around for decades and it’s probably in your diet soda — for a little while longer anyway. PepsiCo announced recently it was removing the artificial sweetener aspartame from its Diet Pepsi products. So Reactions answers the question, “Is aspartame safe?”


How Tropical Storm Bill Could Impact Oil Prices

June 17, 2015 10:25 am | by Bloomberg Business | Comments

Oil prices have rebounded from a three-day drop. But it's the start of storm season, which could create price volatility in the coming months.


Why Singapore is Putting Its Oil Back Into The Ground

June 17, 2015 9:56 am | by CNN | Comments

With little free space above ground, Singapore is using vast caverns to house its $300 billion chemicals and oil industry.



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