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Talking Trash – The Chemistry Behind the Smell of Garbage

Click to enlarge As the bin in your kitchen slowly fills up, it also cranks up the stench,... Read more


The Chemistry of Mangoes: What Do They Have in Common with Poison Ivy?

The mango is a classic summer fruit, but for some it can bring out a rash when they... Read more


Cheaper Method of Hydrogen Production Could Bring Fuel Cell Future Closer

The method overcomes one of the biggest roadblocks to a hydrogen fuel economy A new, cheaper method of... Read more

Chemical Engineering; Chemistry

What is Chemical Engineering?

What is chemical engineering? Perhaps it all depends on where you are standing. The following is of course... Read more


Making a Red Cabbage pH Indicator The Method and the Chemistry

We all know examples of everyday substances that can be classified as acids or alkalis: lemon juice is acidic,... Read more


How Do the Chemicals in Sunscreen Protect Our Skin from Damage?

Not so long ago, people like my Aunt Muriel thought of sunburn as a necessary evil on the... Read more


Diagnosing Diseases with Novel Nanoparticles

Testing for pregnancy and testing for diseases might sound like two very different things. However, they can both... Read more


The Chemistry of Allergies and Antihistamines

It’s coming around to the time of year when hay fever strikes! Here’s a look at the chemical... Read more

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