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Molecules app picks up where The Elements left off

The sequel to Theodore Gray's acclaimed chemistry iPad app The Elements leads you into the wonderful world of molecules.

By November 16, 2014


Sexy molecules! Comedian Megan Amram talks 'Science... for Her!' (Q&A)

"Parks and Recreation" writer Megan Amram offers up a "raunchy, crazy" textbook full of carbon dating, physics as nail art and kale.

By November 5, 2014


There are blue skies on Pluto, NASA says

The first images of Pluto's atmospheric hazes sent back by the New Horizons spacecraft show that mornings there might not be so different from Earth's -- in at least one way.

By October 8, 2015


Science is serious about developing an 'exercise pill'

It's not just for couch potatoes...a pill to at least supplement your workout may arrive one day, and some researchers think they've got a way to make that happen.

By October 7, 2015


Water on Mars: Flowing salt water discovered on the Red Planet

NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has confirmed that mysterious lines on the surface of the planet are evidence of liquid water. CNET's Eric Mack spoke to the scientist behind the groundbreaking discovery.

By September 28, 2015


New technology could help contain spread of Ebola

A high-tech diagnostic method could speed identification of the virus, a key factor in combating epidemics.

By September 25, 2015


​Appliance Science: The firm chemistry of gelatin

How does a single chemical transform water into the tasty treat called Jell-O? We look at the chemistry of gelatin, the chemical behind Jell-O.

By September 10, 2015


Amy Poehler, Megan Amram concoct satirical science Web show

"I love science, but I also love looking good." Megan Amram entertains with experiments and interviews while poking fun of gender stereotypes in a new comedy series for Amy Poehler's Smart Girls website.

By August 4, 2015


Your next sunscreen...courtesy of fish slime?

Researchers have figured out a way to harness the power of the oceans to create a sunscreen that could be more friendly to the reefs that grow there. And humans too.

By July 31, 2015


Appliance Science: Edible water bottles and the strange chemistry of spherification

Could a modernist food technique create a new, less wasteful way to package water? Appliance Science looks at the curious chemistry of spherification.

By July 14, 2015