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The Gulf Oil Spill Disintegrated This Island

April 16, 2015 | by National Geographic | Comments

Cat Island was once one of the four largest bird-nesting grounds in Louisiana. But the Deepwater Horizon oil spill killed the mangroves growing there, destroying the root system that held the island's sediment in place.

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Could These Robots Re-Invent Manufacturing?

April 15, 2015 4:36 pm | by CNNMoney | Comments

Meet the robots wowing manufacturers at the Hannover Messe — the world's biggest industrial fair. From inspiring innovative materials to improving safety, these robots aim to bring manufacturing facilities into a new age.

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Smart Fabric Generates Electricity

April 13, 2015 5:27 pm | by Reuters | Comments

South Korean researchers develop a "smart" fabric which can generate electricity to power wearable devices.

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Recycling Used Bars of Soap to Save Lives

April 10, 2015 4:49 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

An organization with facilities in Florida, Las Vegas and Hong Kong is collecting used bars of soap from more than 4,000 hotels, recycling them into fresh soap and delivering the supplies to people in need around the world.

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Game of Thrones Science: Sword Making And Valryrian Steel

April 9, 2015 10:14 am | by Reactions | Comments

Game of Thrones is back this weekend. Time to armor up.

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Food Additive Could Serve as a Safer, More Environmentally Friendly Antifreeze

April 8, 2015 9:44 am | by American Chemical Society | Comments

Researchers describe a new, nontoxic product based on a common food additive that could address health issues and help the environment at the same time.

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Chinese Paraxylene Plant Erupts in Flames, Injuring at Least 6

April 7, 2015 9:41 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Six people were hospitalized and hundreds of firefighters deployed to fight a hydrocarbon fire following an explosion at a plant in southern China that produces the toxic chemical paraxylene.

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Family Severely Sickened by Exposure to Banned Pesticide While on Vacation

April 6, 2015 9:48 am | by CNN | Comments

A family of four became severely ill after exposure to methyl bromide, which is banned for indoor use in the U.S. The family's attorney reported that when found, the father was in a coma and the mother and two teen sons were having seizures.

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A Laughing Matter: Jokes From The Chemistry Lab

April 1, 2015 5:21 pm | by Reactions | Comments

Take a break from your day and LOL at a few cornball chemistry jokes.

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Pipeline Nation: America’s Broken Industry

April 1, 2015 9:52 am | by VICE News | Comments

VICE News traveled to Glendive, Montana, to visit the site of a pipeline spill that dumped more than 50,000 gallons of oil into the Yellowstone River, to find out why the industry has such weak regulatory oversight.

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Graphene Light Bulb Made of 'Wonder Material'

March 30, 2015 9:48 am | by BBC News | Comments

The "wonder material," which is stronger than steel, could be used in batteries, in membranes to purify water, in coatings and in pharmaceuticals.

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$20 Oil Could Be a Reality if This Happens

March 24, 2015 3:43 pm | by Bloomberg Business | Comments

The U.S. is pumping so much oil it's running out of places to stash it, and that could have a big impact on oil prices.

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Hypoallergenic Isn't Really a Thing

March 23, 2015 9:47 am | by CEN Online | Comments

It’s a simple claim made on thousands of personal care products for adults and kids: hypoallergenic. But what does that actually mean?

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Craft Beer Chemistry

March 19, 2015 3:51 pm | by Reactions | Comments

Drink up to this fun video about the chemistry that gives craft beers their many distinctive flavors.

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Dow Chemical's Secret Sauce

March 19, 2015 3:36 pm | by Fox Business | Comments

Dow Chemical CEO Andrew Liveris discusses why lower crude prices are a benefit for his company, and where he looks to profit outside the U.S.

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Metal Pieces Found in Kraft Mac And Cheese Packaging Prompts Massive Recall

March 18, 2015 9:29 am | by CBS This Morning | Comments

Kraft is recalling more than 6.5 million boxes of its original flavor of macaroni and cheese. Some customers found small pieces of metal in the packaging. The recall reaches into the Caribbean and South America in addition to the U.S. and Puerto Rico.

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