A demonstration in chemistry class goes awry when open flame sets off the sprinkler system.
A simple chemical reaction, known around the world for decades, has the ability to send chills down your spine if you've never seen it before.
Low fat chocolate is an abomination. Chocolate is more than a flavor: that luscious meltinyourmouthiness comes from giant awesome globs of cocoa butter. You can't get rid of the fat without destroying the essence of chocolate itself, but chemists have instead figured out how to magically replace it, using fruit juice.
The reason trees are our friends is that they take CO2 out of the atmosphere and turn it into things that are less bad for the environment and much more useful to us, namely wood and fruit and oxygen and stuff. A novel new chemical reaction promises to do the same sort of thing, transforming CO2 straight into a semiconductor, fertilizer and a big pile o' energy.
Need a reason to not fall asleep in chemistry class? How about learning how to shoot barrel drums into the air just by touching them with fire? If only chemistry class was this much fun, we'd have paid more attention.
Challenging a man's claim that he found a mouse in his Mountain Dew, it's hard to say whether Pepsi Co. won or lost the battle with its defense in a small court. That defense? Not possible — Mountain Dew would have reduced that mouse to jelly by the time it was opened 15 months after bottling, according to the company's experts.
Studying ancient Grecian pottery isn't just about learning about the past anymore — although that in itself is pretty cool. The National Science Foundation (NSF) has recently awarded grants to three research groups to explore the chemistry of the ancient vases to find out why they've been able to survive for so long.
You'd have to be a pretty small ninja to wield one of these stars, since they're made of molecules. Or rather, each star is just one single molecule all tied in knots, and they're the most complex molecules (outside of DNA) that we've ever synthesized.
Pigeons are one of mankind's greatest scourges — they're dirty, ugly and crap on you from perched above that you can't even see which one did the deed. A design firm has created a new system of feeding pigeons that will essentially convert pigeon waste into detergent.