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  • Cherlynlavaughn Bradley, Amoco chemist, dies at 62

      Cherlynlavaughn Bradley, Amoco chemist, dies at 62
    While attending college in the mid-1970s, Cherlynlavaughn Bradley joined the American Chemical Society and began a lifelong commitment to encouraging young people, especially girls, to pursue careers in chemistry. Ms. Bradley, 62, who in 2002 won the...
  • Cause of New Mexico nuclear waste accident remains a mystery

    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,...
  • Extreme medicine: The search for new antibiotics

    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...
  • Chemistry program mixes education with fun

    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. This...
  • New dating site uses DNA to make love connection

    New dating site uses DNA to make love connection
    There are dozens of online dating sites to help you in your quest to find "the one," but a new website is offering up a unique way to find that special someone.  Just make sure you don't end up dating a relative.  SingldOut.com claims to be the...
  • James Pitts dies at 93; his research led to cleaner air in California

    James Pitts dies at 93; his research led to cleaner air in California
    James Pitts, an influential smog researcher whose work was used to craft California's pioneering air quality regulations, has died. He was 93. Pitts died in his sleep of natural causes at his Irvine home on June 19, according to his wife, Barbara...
  • Willowbrook believes in team "chemistry"

    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...
  • The science of fireworks explained

    The science of fireworks explained
    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...
  • What ailing pteropods tell us about climate change

    What ailing pteropods tell us about climate change
    Pteropod, meaning "wing foot," refers to a group of animals that have neither wings nor feet as we usually think of them. Instead, these seagoing snails get their name from wing-like extensions they use to swim (the "foot" being the muscular portion of...
  • Naperville D203 studying changes to science curriculum

    Naperville D203 studying changes to science curriculum
    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. "Creating the...
  • Brookfield girl wins national chemistry challenge

    Brookfield girl wins national chemistry challenge
    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...