American Chemical Society

The American Chemical Society, (ACS) was formed in 1876 and is headquartered in Washington D.C. ACS is a professional association with over 160,000 members comprised of all degree levels. ACS supports scientific inquiry in the field chemistry, chemical engineering and related fields. ACS publishes current discover news on its Web site and publishes various journals including The Journal of the American Chemical Society. The Chemical Abstracts Service is a funding resource for ACS. The Chemical & Engineering News is a weekly publication sent to all of its members. ACS certifies undergraduate programs in chemistry at the college and university level. ACS has fought against open-access to scientific abstracts. ACS publishes ACS Nano, Chemical Research in Toxicology, Crystal Growth & Design, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces and more journals. ACS allows access to its Pressroom/Press Pac and provides a brief synopsis of timely and interesting new research. There is a charge for the full article and abstract.

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What makes fireflies glow?

As fireflies are delighting children across the country with their nighttime displays, scientists are closing in on a better understanding of how the insects produce their enchanting glow. They report in ...

dateJul 01, 2015 in Biochemistry
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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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Video: Why do we love music?

Whether it's rock, hip-hop, classical or deep house, everyone has a favorite kind of music. But why do we love to throw on the headphones and get lost in the beat? It turns out that chemistry plays a big ...

dateJun 23, 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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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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Novel battery uses light to produce power

To move the world toward sustainability, scientists are continuing to explore and improve ways to tap the vast power of sunlight to make fuels and generate electricity. Now they have come up with a brand-new ...

dateJun 17, 2015 in Materials Science
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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: 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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