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Why Are Avocados So Awesome?

by American Chemical Society

Whether they’re in a big bowl of guacamole or scooped on top of your salad, avocados enjoy a special place in our hearts and stomachs. 46 more words

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Why Does New York Have The Best Bagels?

Originally posted online for IFLScience.

New York bagels have often been slated as the holy grail of bagel perfection and the best that money can buy. 141 more words


Want Some Serious Health Benefits From Tea? Put the Kettle On – and Forget the Bottle.

If you love bottled tea, go ahead and drink up. Just don’t expect any health benefits from it.

An analysis of bottled teas found that you would have to drink 20 bottles of the popular “healthy” beverage before you got the benefits of one home-brewed cup of green or black tea.  182 more words

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Supercool material glows when you write on it

Material provided by University of Michigan, Katherine McAlpine

A new material developed at the University of Michigan stays liquid more than 200 degrees Fahrenheit below its expected freezing point, but a light touch can cause it to form yellow crystals that glow under ultraviolet light. 648 more words


"Super" Outreach from the American Chemical Society

Given this week’s big movie opening, the American Chemical Society should be credited for their timely efforts toward science outreach. As part of their Reactions… 41 more words

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The Superpowers and Tools of the Avengers Can Be Explained by Science! (Well, Mostly)

To celebrate the release of the superhero movie Avengers: Age of Ultron this past weekend, the American Chemical Society just released a new YouTube video on their Reactions channel.  485 more words


Turning packing peanuts* to power (Day 329)

Chemical engineers don’t like waste. We are always looking for ways to use and reuse items that would otherwise be discarded (see my blog ‘ 579 more words

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