| Aug 17, 2014
| 1:10 AM
NORWICH England (Reuters) - Pampering leafcutter ants with fragrant rose petals and fresh oranges may seem an unlikely way to rescue modern medicine, but scientists at a lab in eastern England think it's well worth trying.
As the world cries out...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 8:45 AM
Kids aren't squeamish when it comes to playing scientist for a day. They're happy to whip up a bowl of slime, mix it with a popsicle stick, stretch it like "silly putty," and take it home in a plastic bag for more fun and adventure, scientist-style.
| Aug 23, 2014
| 8:31 PM
A 55-gallon drum of nuclear waste, buried in a salt shaft 2,150 feet under the New Mexico desert, violently erupted late on Feb. 14 and spewed mounds of radioactive white foam.
The flowing mass, looking like whipped cream but laced with plutonium,...
| Jul 4, 2014
| 11:00 AM
All across the country, Americans will wrap up their Fourth of July celebrations by watching the sky light up with fireworks. If you’re going to be one of them, you have chemistry to thank.
Fireworks displays have become increasingly sophisticated...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 10:31 AM
Victories were few and far between for Willowbrook basketball last season. But if the busy June summer team season was any indication, the Warriors are building for a solid season this winter.
The Warriors finished with a respectable 4-2 record in the...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 10:05 PM
Albert Valocchi, a University of Illinois engineering professor, recently recruited new graduate students to join his research team. He is scheduled to teach two classes this fall. He has several grant proposals pending.
But Valocchi, 60, may not be...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 6:38 AM
The early candidate for rap album of the year begins with a mother warning her son to stop following in the footsteps of his incarcerated father.
The colorfully delivered advice was given to Keenon Daequan Ray Jackson, the 24-year-old rapper better...
| May 2, 2014
| 1:17 PM
Jack McT. Dibler, a much-revered Howard County chemistry teacher who was also an avid Washington Capitals fan, died Tuesday of esophageal cancer at the University of Maryland Medical Center. He was 63.
The son of a truck driver and a housekeeper, Jack...
| May 2, 2014
| 7:15 PM
By now you either know a lot about “The Amazing Spider-Man2,” have seen “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” or are one of the few who don’t care much about “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” in the first place. Still, there are...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 12:05 PM
Naperville Unit District 203 may be changing up the order in which high school students take science classes.
Under the proposal, freshmen would start off with chemistry, sophomores would take biology and juniors would take physics.
| Jun 27, 2014
| 3:32 PM
A Brookfield sixth-grader has won a national chemistry challenge, outperforming nearly 25,000 other competitors.
Audrey Gallier, who is home-schooled, won the 2014 "You Be the Chemist" challenge June 23 in Philadelphia, according to a Chemical...