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Nov 3, 2014 01:37 PM ET // Tracy Staedter
By using chemical compounds that have the opposite odor of smelly ones, scientists have found a way to neutralize malodorous air. Continue reading →
Oct 24, 2014 06:36 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
To the surprise of scientists studying data from the European Rosetta mission, Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko is venting chemicals associated with the smell of rotten eggs, urine, alcohol, bitter almonds and vinegar. Continue reading →
Oct 13, 2014 04:01 PM ET // Tracy Staedter
A test involving polymerase chain reaction, or P.C.R., could be used to amplify genetic information, including that belonging to the virus. Continue reading →
Oct 7, 2014 12:33 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
The question as to where the majority of moon water came from isn't so straightforward -- it was actually 'baked' via reactions with the solar wind. Continue reading →
Jun 25, 2014 11:50 AM ET // AFP
The sensor was able to detect explosive chemicals up to 15 feet away.
Jun 17, 2014 12:51 PM ET
You might know nitrous oxide by its civilian name, "laughing gas," but did you know you can use it to make a science-y beverage?
Jun 10, 2014 02:15 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Through the analysis of isotopes trapped inside ancient quartz crystals, geochemists have realized that the Earth-shattering cosmic impact that laid waste to our young Earth and formed the moon happened 60 million years earlier than thought.
Jun 9, 2014 12:55 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Through the analysis of a previously unexplained ratio of isotopes, scientists have recovered a geological time capsule of sorts that they believe represents a very different Earth that existed some 4.5 billion years ago. Continue reading →
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