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How to Make Fashion Sustainable

By Max G. Levy

The clothing industry has been called out for years for its unsustainable practices. To shrink the environmental footprint of fashion, scientists are tackling the complex challenge of clothes-to-clothes recycling.

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Channeling a Passion for Chemistry to Help Others

By Max G. Levy

Now a chemist who helps analyze promising new cancer drugs, Brandon Presley channels his passion for understanding how the world works, using chemistry to improve people’s lives.

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How to Raise a Jellyfish

A high school student in upstate New York learns about marine chemistry by raising jellyfish in the classroom! Find out how her project connects to climate change.

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How Sticky Innovations Changed the World

Take a quick look at the long, influential history, of tapes and glues. You might gain a new appreciation for everyday adhesives!

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Volcanoes: Terror From Below

Volcanoes are a spectacular and terrifying example of nature’s might. But what we know about them can help us predict their eruptions—and save lives.

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