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White Wine, Lemon Juice Combo Prevents Unwanted Discoloration of Pastry Dough

No matter if it’s grandma’s cookies or commercially produced rolls, pastry lovers expect their baked goods to have a certain “golden brown” allure — but only after baking. A white dough that changes hue during storage, however, can...
2-Nov-2018 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


A Bionic Mushroom That Generates Electricity

In the quest to replace fossil fuels, scientists are always on the lookout for alternative, environmentally friendly sources of energy. But who could have imagined a bionic mushroom that produces electricity? It sounds like something straight out of...
2-Nov-2018 10:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Nail Polishes with ‘N-Free’ Labels Are Not Necessarily Free of Toxic Compounds

Nail polishes with ‘n-free’ labels are not necessarily free of toxic compounds
5-Oct-2018 10:15 AM EDT Add to Favorites

American Chemical Society’s president comments on award of 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

American Chemical Society’s president comments on award of 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
3-Oct-2018 7:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

American Chemical Society’s 256th National Meeting & Exposition press conference schedule

Attend press conferences live – online at or in person -- at the 256th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS). Press conferences will be held Monday, Aug. 20, through Wednesday, Aug....
7-Aug-2018 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


These Lithium-Ion Batteries Can’t Catch Fire Because They Harden on Impact (Video)

Lithium-ion batteries commonly used in consumer electronics are notorious for bursting into flame when damaged or improperly packaged. These incidents occasionally have grave consequences, including burns, house fires and at least one plane crash....
7-Aug-2018 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Biomaterial Could Keep Tooth Alive After Root Canal (Video)

A root canal ranks high on most people’s list of dreaded dental procedures. Although the lengthy and sometimes painful surgery relieves the agony of an infection, a root canal results in a dead tooth with no living soft tissue, or dental pulp,...
7-Aug-2018 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Bringing Salvaged Wooden Ships and Artifacts Back to Life with ‘Smart’ Nanotech

Thousands of shipwrecks litter the seafloor all over the world, preserved in sediments and cold water. But when one of these ships is brought up from the depths, the wood quickly starts deteriorating. Today, scientists report a new way to use...
7-Aug-2018 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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American Chemical Society’s President Comments on Award of 2015 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

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New Ingredients Keep Us Screaming for Ice Cream

Scientists in Wisconsin have discovered an ingredient that prevents the formation of ice crystals that can spoil the smooth, silky texture of ice cream and other frozen foods. The substance, which acts like an antifreeze, is non-toxic and doesn't...
13-Jun-2008 1:00 PM EDT

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