New York Times – Milling, or grinding chemicals together without a solvent, could outperform established methods and yet be safe and simple enough for an inexperienced eighth grader to do.
Ensia – Smoldering peat gives off massive quantities of carbon dioxide and other pollutants, but the search for solutions is on.
Nature – Materials scientists are creating next-generation mixtures with remarkable properties.
New York Times – A chemist’s journey to develop a new class of light-emitting molecules opens up a world of applications.
Discover – Carbon dioxide, the bane of climate change, can serve a positive role to boost geothermal energy output.
Nature – Chemists hope to break China’s monopoly on rare-earth elements by finding cheap, efficient ways to extract them from ore.
Science – Researchers have created a new cloth that warms up with just a bit of electricity and traps body heat more efficiently than standard cotton fabric.
Video: Have you ever wondered why lobsters (and crabs and shrimp) turn red when they’re cooked? The New England Aquarium’s director of research, Michael Tlusty, shows us his lobster lab and tells us why.
Video: Annual flu shots might become a thing of a past with a new approach to vaccines. Researcher Masaru Kanekiyo from the National Institute of Health explains.
Interactive: Every year, some young sea turtles feeding in Cape Cod during the summer overstay their visit and get ‘cold-stunned’ as the water turns cold. This interactive graphic shows how biologists and doctors at the New England Aquarium nurse the turtles back to health after they’re rescued by volunteers.