9/28/2012 - Scientific American
Japanese researchers claim success in creating a third atom of the element, after nine years of searching.
7/23/2012 - TIME
A familiar party game involving cornstarch, water, and a wading pool is explained at last. The mystery—on which profound science admittedly does not turn but cool science definitely does—may at last have been solved by Scott Waitukaitis, a graduate student in physics at University of Chicago, whose work was just published in no less a venue than Nature.
3/8/2012 - ScienceDaily
Researchers have recorded the first-ever image of two atoms bonding together to form a molecule.
12/5/2011 - MSNBC.com
It's been one year since researchers shook up the scientific world by claiming they bred bacteria that used arsenic in place of phosphorus, and the controversy is still simmering: The lead researcher and her critics say they're taking a closer look at the microbe at the center of the "weird life" claims.
12/2/2011 - The New York Times (requires free registration)
Add two names to the periodic table of elements, although you may want to write them in pencil for now. The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry—the scientific body that is the keeper of the list of elements—unveiled Thursday the proposed names for elements 114 and 116: flerovium (atomic symbol Fl) and livermorium (atomic symbol Lv).
11/21/2011 - NewScientist
The discovery of penicillin kick-started the antibiotic revolution. But a forensic-style investigation of the lab in which Alexander Fleming discovered the world-famous fungus suggests the Nobel prizewinner's find has been misunderstood for 80 years.
11/9/2011 - ScienceDaily
Scientists at The University of Nottingham are leading an ambitious research project to develop an in vivo biological cell-equivalent of a computer operating system.
10/24/2011 - Reuters
In a new study of Cincinnati-area kids, girls exposed to higher levels of bisphenol A before birth had more behavioral problems and were more anxious and over-active than those only exposed to small amounts of the chemical.
10/11/2011 - Scientific American
Many of the most profound scientific questions—and some of humanity's most urgent problems—pertain to the science of atoms and molecules.
10/6/2011 - ScienceDaily
The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for 2011 to Daniel Shechtman for the discovery of quasicrystals: non-repeating regular patterns of atoms that were once thought to be impossible.
9/27/2011 - ScienceInsider
U.S. plant scientists have taken the first steps toward a 10-year plan to help improve global food supplies using sustainable practices and to make progress in understanding how plants work.
9/22/2011 - The New York Times (requires free registration)
A trans-Atlantic dispute has opened up between two camps of researchers pursuing a gene that could lead to drugs that enhance longevity. British scientists say the longevity gene is “nearing the end of its life,” but the Americans whose work is under attack say the approach remains as promising as ever.
9/13/2011 - BBC News
Scientists in Scotland are undertaking pioneering research to create life from inorganic chemicals.
8/11/2011 - TIME Magazine
Meteorites contain a large variety of nucleobases, an essential building block of DNA.
8/2/2011 - ScienceDaily
Chemists at the University of California, Riverside have accomplished in the lab what until now was considered impossible: transform a family of compounds which are acids into bases.
7/20/2011 - U.S. News & World Report
Nanotechnology, which is revolutionizing electronics and other fields, promises to similarly transform medicine, particularly when it comes to identifying illnesses more quickly.
7/11/2011 - Inside Higher Ed
In today’s Academic Minute, Nicholas Leadbeater of the University of Connecticut explains the similarity between molecules and Lego bricks, and reveals how chemists use them to build new and useful compounds.
7/7/2011 - BBC News
Global investment in renewable energy sources grew by 32% during 2010 to reach a record level of US$211bn, a UN study has reported. It also found that developing nations invested more in green power than rich nations for the first time last year.
7/4/2011 - MSNBC
How pyrotechnicians use physics and chemistry with flair.
6/20/2011 - Inside Higher Ed
In today’s Academic Minute, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute's Linda Schadler discusses why nanoparticles have the potential to make almost everything better.
6/3/2011 - NewScientist
Elements 114 and 116 have been officially added to the periodic table, becoming its heaviest members yet. They both exist for less than a second before decaying into lighter atoms, but they bring researchers a step closer to making even heavier elements that are predicted to be stable for decades or longer, forming a fabled "island of stability" in the periodic table.
6/1/2011 - wvgazette.com
Nanotechnology is the study of materials at their smallest levels to advance research in fields from electronics to medicine. Nanotechnology research is happening at West Virginia University.
5/19/2011 - BBC News
Tiny structural errors in proteins may have been responsible for changes that sparked complex life, researchers say.
5/18/2011 - ScienceDaily
New research demonstrates how the mathematical model of geographic profiling, used in the hunt for serial killers, can help combat infectious diseases.
5/5/2011 - Voice of America News
The U.S. government recently unveiled a robot capable of screening thousands of chemicals each week for potential human toxicity. The robot is not only speeding up critical laboratory analyses, but also eliminating the controversial use of animals in product safety testing.