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Video: Keeping cool without killing the planet

We've had the delightful benefits of air conditioning and refrigeration for more than a hundred years now. In the early days, dangerous chemicals were used as refrigerants. Eventually, chlorofluorocarbons ...

dateJun 11, 2015 in Other
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Video: The science behind the smell of the sea

There's nothing like the smell of salty sea air over summer vacation. But instead of frolicking on the beach, a group of chemists is researching the compounds inside that air. Sea spray aerosols (SSAs) are ...

dateJun 22, 2015 in Other
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Video: Is aspartame safe?

It's been around for decades and it's probably in your diet soda - for a little while longer anyway. PepsiCo announced recently it was removing the artificial sweetener aspartame from its Diet Pepsi products ...

dateJun 15, 2015 in Other
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Video: The chemistry of gender transitions

With Caitlyn Jenner's recent transition in the news, more attention is being paid to the transgender community. A big part of gender transition is hormone replacement therapy (HRT).

dateJun 08, 2015 in Other
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Wine-making shortcut gives bubbly a fruitier aroma

The best sparkling wines take months to ferment to perfection. In recent years, many winemakers have turned to commercial yeast products to give this process a boost. How they ultimately affect bubbly has ...

dateJun 17, 2015 in Other
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2004 Nobel chemistry winner Irwin Rose dies at 88

Irwin Rose, a biochemist who shared the 2004 Nobel Prize in chemistry for discovering a way that cells destroy unwanted proteins—the basis for developing new therapies for diseases such as cervical cancer ...

dateJun 03, 2015 in Other
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Video: The chemistry of grilling

If you're firing up the barbecue this week for an Independence Day cookout, you don't want to miss this week's Reactions video.

dateJun 29, 2015 in Other
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