articles tagged: chemistry
if you turn carbon dioxide into jet fuel, will anyone buy it?
# science

if you turn carbon dioxide into jet fuel, will anyone buy it?

Chemists think they figured out the process of capturing the greenhouse gas to turn it into fuel for airplanes. But the big question is whether we’d actually want to do this.

a baby star and a cloud of organic molecules may help us in the search for aliens
# astrobiology

a baby star and a cloud of organic molecules may help us in the search for aliens

A star named V883 Ori is going through a growth spurt, and as it does, it’s showing us just how abundant the building blocks of life might be throughout the universe.

the billion year old connection between tasmania and arizona
# science

the billion year old connection between tasmania and arizona

Rocks in Tasmania and the Grand Canyon are helping geologists piece together the history of a billion year old supercontinent and a more accurate history of our planet.

why a briny mars is exciting, but isn’t necessarily good news
# astrobiology

why a briny mars is exciting, but isn’t necessarily good news

The good news is that Mars had briny oceans usually perfect for life. The bad news is that the brine contained salts used in rocket fuel...

when no one really knows if you broke the law
# tech

when no one really knows if you broke the law

When the courts encounter computer science and chemistry, the end result isn't sophisticated regulation but utter confusion as judges and lawyers try to figure out what's legal, what's not, and what should be.

chemicals, the anti-vaccinationist menace
# health

chemicals, the anti-vaccinationist menace

Brace yourselves. The anti-vax crusade is taking its chemophobia and love for cleansing to a whole new level.

rethinking petroleum a little too hard, redux
# science

rethinking petroleum a little too hard, redux

No, the new study about abiogenic hydrocarbons doesn't prove that oil comes from the mantle instead of organic matter decomposing for millions of years at high pressures.

moving one inch closer to real world wetware
# science

moving one inch closer to real world wetware

A new technology to tap into individual neurons offers amazing possibilities for prosthetics and intricate implants.

cooking, now with extra science and precision
# science

cooking, now with extra science and precision

Cooking is primarily an art. Nathan Myhrvold wants to make it much more of a science with a creative flair.

luddites add chemistry to their arsenal
# science

luddites add chemistry to their arsenal

Good regulation is based on facts and peer-reviewed studies, not scaremongering and chemophobia.

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