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Scientists Discover Huge Helium Gas Field
Scientists say they have discovered a huge helium gas field using a new exploration technique. (June 27, 2016)

Binturong Urine Smells Like Hot Buttered Popcorn
Binturongs smell like hot buttered popcorn. The scent comes from a compound called 2-AP secreted in their urine. (April 14, 2016)

Use of Wrong Kitty Litter Blamed for Accident at Nuclear Waste Dump
The use of the wrong type of kitty litter is being blamed for a nuclear accident last year at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in New Mexico. (March 27, 2015)

Researchers Create Short-lived Nanodiamonds in the Lab
Rice University scientists created short-lived nanodiamonds in the lab by hitting hydrogenated coal with an electron beam. (May 23, 2014)

Molybdenum, With Atomic Number 42, May Have Helped Life Begin on Earth
Scientists say the Molybdenum, the Douglas Adams element, may have been crucial in helping life begin on Earth. (April 16, 2014)

Death Cologne Could Save You From Zombies Say Scientists
Chemist Raychelle Burks, Ph.D. has the recipe for a Death Cologne that makes you smell like a rotting corpse and could potentailly save you in a zombie apocalypse. (March 24, 2014)

Scientists Paint Mini Mona Lisa on Surface One Third the Width of a Human Hair
Scientists have painted a mini Mona Lisa on a surface 30 microns in width, which is one third the width of a human hair (August 5, 2013)

Researchers Use Sound to Levitate a Chemical Reaction
Researchers at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) have used sound to levitate a chemical reaction. (July 16, 2013)

Scientists Capture Atom-by-Atom Images of Molecules Before and After a Chemical Reaction
Scientists have captured atom-by-atom images of a molecule before and after a chemical reaction for the first time. (June 1, 2013)

Harvard Researchers Grow Microscopic Flower Structures With Chemical Reactions
Harvard researchers were able to grow microscopic flower structures in the lab through chemical reactions. (May 19, 2013)

Pressure Cooker Bomb Detonated for CNN Investigation
CNN had a pressure cooker bomb detonated by experts for a special report following the horrific Bostom Marathon bombing. (April 23, 2013)

Texas Fertilizer Plant Explosion Registers as 2.1 Magnitude Seismic Event
A massive explosion at a fertilizer plant in the small town of West, Texas registered as a 2. (April 18, 2013)

German Scientists Create Aerographite, the Lightest Material in the World
A network of porous carbon tubes that is three-dimensionally interwoven at the nano and micro level is the lightest material in the world. (July 17, 2012)

Livermorium and Flerovium Join Periodic Table
The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) has officially approved the name flerovium, with symbol Fl, for the element of atomic number 114 and the name livermorium, with symbol Lv, for the element of atomic number 116. (June 4, 2012)

Scientists Visualize Transformation of Powder Mixtures Into Molten Glass
Scientists have visualized the transformation of powder mixtures into molten glass for the first time. (April 16, 2012)

NASA Discovers New Mineral, Wassonite, in Meteorite
NASA and co-researchers from the United States, South Korea and Japan recently announced they have found a new mineral named "Wassonite" in a meteorite recovered in Antarctica in December 1969. (April 14, 2011)

The Chemistry of Fireworks
The video features demonstrations by fireworks expert John A. (July 4, 2010)