How Do Scientists Determine If the Food You Eat Is Real?

The amount of “fake food” you eat annually is probably higher than you would like. And no, we’re not talking about food made from plastic. Read More >>

Fluorescence Is Like A Rave At the Molecular Level

Ever wonder why your highlighters glow in the dark? How about glow sticks at a rave? Our world is full of glowing objects that awe us even into adulthood, and their existence is easily explained. Read More >>

It Seems So Obvious Now: Salt-Infused Tarmac Could Keep Roads Ice-Free

When winter finally starts dumping snow and ice on roads, cities fight back by spreading tons of salt to melt the slippery hazard. But what if roads already had salt built right into them? They’d be able to prevent slick conditions from occurring, well before the risk of an accident. Read More >>

What Does it Take to Make the Blackest Black?

The ever-entertaining American Chemical Society gives us a run down on what black is, how very little black we see as we go about our lives, and what it takes to make real black. Read More >>

Chlorine Treatment Can Accelerate Antibiotic Resistance, Study Says

As anyone who's ever owned a pet fish or gone to a swimming pool knows, chlorine is commonly used to disinfect water. Ironically, when it comes to sewage treatment, it may be doing just the opposite. Read More >>

Microrockets Could Travel Your Gut and Fix It Up

Scientists have created a teeny tiny rocket that could swim around in your stomach and fix whatever ails you. You may have heard similar tales before, but this version has an excellent chance of landing in your gut thanks to a hydrogen-powered motor fueled by a hydrogen bubble. Read More >>