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01/09/2024

Anyone else you know cry when marching bands come out? #2024

01/07/2024

🎉 Happy National Bobblehead Day 🎉✨Stay ! 🕺💃

An underwater map? Amazing!
01/05/2024

An underwater map? Amazing!

New maps show how much more crowded the sea is than previously known.

01/05/2024

Okay honestly though Instagram ads are kind of too good

Devastating news for flower enthusiasts: They're evolving to have less s*x
01/04/2024

Devastating news for flower enthusiasts: They're evolving to have less s*x

As the number of bees and other pollinators falls, field pansies are adapting by fertilizing their own seeds, a new study found.

01/04/2024

Ditch the Aperol Spritz, this homemade will steal the show! Check out what our chemists put together for the last episode of this season so you can ditch the store-bought drink and craft your own limoncello masterpiece in minutes! #2024

Happy New Year! We'll be bringing you some exciting projects in 2024 - stay posted!
01/01/2024

Happy New Year! We'll be bringing you some exciting projects in 2024 - stay posted!

12/31/2023

Happy Soufflé Saturday! For our last one of the year - we bring you the excitement of soufflés in the oven!

Well now we finally know the science behind Christmas music!
12/24/2023

Well now we finally know the science behind Christmas music!

If holiday music seems designed in a lab to get stuck on repeat inside your head for all of December, well, it kind of is

12/24/2023

Moira Rose is an icon and we will hear nothing else!

Just in time for the holiday season, check out our botanical infusions in the last episode of the season from Chemists i...
12/22/2023

Just in time for the holiday season, check out our botanical infusions in the last episode of the season from Chemists in the Kitchen!

It's our last episode of the season - so our chemists are testing their hands at botanical infusions! From Grappa and Absinthe to a spicy hot fiery cider, le...

12/21/2023

Anyone else's parents obsessed with Shrek?

12/20/2023

The holiday season means it's time for Piano Man again! 🎹

12/19/2023

The Oppenheimer of Music is here 🎵

12/17/2023

It's a Measuring Soufflé Saturday just in time for the holidays! Check out Chemists in the Kitchen on YouTube for full episodes of our chemists trying their hands at making soufflés rise 🧁

Using body odor to track you? Seems oddly targeted...
12/16/2023

Using body odor to track you? Seems oddly targeted...

Human scent signatures could one day be collected at places like crime scenes and COVID testing sites

Finally, the wine research we've always needed...
12/15/2023

Finally, the wine research we've always needed...

A broad genetic study has revised the prevailing narrative about how wine grapes spread around the world

We love seeing a future generation of scientists 🧑‍🔬 🧬 🎉 🎊
12/15/2023

We love seeing a future generation of scientists 🧑‍🔬 🧬 🎉 🎊

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12/14/2023

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Cities all over the country are beginning to transition their school bus fleets to electric — a boon for the climate, and for students’ health.

Oxford Dictionary's Word of the Year 2023: RizzAnd this bird has GOT IT!
12/14/2023

Oxford Dictionary's Word of the Year 2023: Rizz

And this bird has GOT IT!

12/13/2023

We're wrapping up a great year of Extreme Event! From conferences to facilitator training, we're bringing our award-winning disaster roleplay game all over the US!

I thought this said 66 degrees Fahrenheit… ITS -66 CELSIUS! 🥶 🥶 🧊
12/13/2023

I thought this said 66 degrees Fahrenheit… ITS -66 CELSIUS! 🥶 🥶 🧊

12/13/2023

Is it just us, or is vinyl actually making a comeback?

Exploring the secrets behind DNA! 👨‍🔬✨ A behind the scenes look from our upcoming 2024 project reveals our scientists' l...
12/12/2023

Exploring the secrets behind DNA! 👨‍🔬✨ A behind the scenes look from our upcoming 2024 project reveals our scientists' life beyond the lab coat. Stay tuned for more!

DNA: The blueprint of life.Fun fact: Humans and pumpkins share 75% common DNA!
12/12/2023

DNA: The blueprint of life.

Fun fact: Humans and pumpkins share 75% common DNA!

12/12/2023

Of course, our music episode had to have a Taylor Swift reference 🎶

#1989

12/10/2023

The Shrek soundtrack was a central part of my childhood too don't worry

12/10/2023

Happy Soufflé Saturday! Our chemists started getting competitive making this one...

Purple streetlights??!!
12/10/2023

Purple streetlights??!!

Newly purple streetlights might seem innocuous, but they could affect driver and pedestrian safety

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