FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | August 11, 2014

Salt, pink diamonds and DNA: Five surprising facts about crystals (video)

WASHINGTON, August 11, 2014 — Many people think of crystals as little more than sparkly things behind glass cases in museums. But crystals are everywhere, from the dinner table to the human body. Because 2014 is the International Year of Crystallography, Reactions is celebrating with a video highlighting five surprising facts about crystals. The video is available at http://youtu.be/urq8SuPMZ_w.

Youtube ID: urq8SuPMZ_w

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