A Tour Through Maria Ferreira’s Crystal Gardens
Blending chemistry, physics, and animation, artist Maria Constanza Ferreira grows tiny gardens of crystals to create dazzling images.
The World According To Sound: When Your Wine Bottle Sings
Named after the 19th-century physicist and physician Hermann von Helmholtz, this phenomenon of sound is more than just a party trick.
The Chemistry Of The Perfect Cookie
Manipulating ingredients in a cookie can tip the balance between crispy and chewy.
Thanksgiving Calls For A Dash Of Science
America’s Test Kitchen authors explain the surprising science behind 50 popular ingredients.
What Causes Some Aurora To Appear In Discrete Lines?
Why do some auroras appear in discrete lines, while others fill the sky with diffuse light? Explore how electrons surf on Alfvén waves.
Could Ordinary Household Objects Be Used To Spy On You?
Researchers have been able to coax a wide range of ordinary objects into information-gathering devices, known as a side-channel attack.
Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant Gears Up To Move Its Radioactive Waste
Decommissioning the nuclear power plant in Plymouth, Massachusetts has been a long, dangerous process.
How The Humble Asiatic Dayflower Revealed Clues To Blue Hues
This briefly-blooming plant gave Japanese artists a distinctive dye—and helped scientists answer a color chemistry mystery.
Fact Check My Feed: Why Are People Taking Discredited Horse Medicine For COVID-19?
Virologist Angela Rasmussen debunks the latest COVID-19 home remedy, and weighs in on new variants.
A Sourdough Saga, From Starter To Slice
Author Eric Pallant dives into the delicious culture and chemistry of breadmaking.