| Sep 11, 2014
| 6:12 PM
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...
| 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,...
| 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.
| Jul 25, 2014
| 8:41 AM
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...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 2:42 PM
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...
| 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...
| Jul 4, 2014
| 8:31 PM
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...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 7:37 PM
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...
| 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...