A dust-up: Microbes interact with harmful chemicals in dust
The dust that settles throughout our homes and offices almost always contains bits of chemicals that can cause problems for the human endocrine system, scientists say. But a new study indicates that the microbes we track into buildings--the microscopic bacteria and other microorganisms that ... more
A new way to create molecules for drug development
Chemists at The Ohio State University have developed a new and improved way to generate molecules that can enable the design of new types of synthetic drugs.
Researchers say this new method of forming reactive intermediates called ketyl radicals offers scientists a way to use catalysts to c ... more
You won't find ice cubes like this in your freezer
An international team of scientists has set a new record for creating ice crystals that have a near-perfect cubic arrangement of water molecules--a form of ice that may exist in the coldest high-altitude clouds but is extremely hard to make on Earth.
The ability to make and study cubic ice ... more