By XiaoZhi Lim
Meet metrologists Robert Vocke and Savelas Rabb, chemists at the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) who study the science of measurement.
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The Battle of Body Odor
By Julianna Poole-Sawyer
To prevent embarrassing body odor, you can invest in clothing infused with odor-busting silver nanoparticles. Before you buy, however, consider important factors to help you decide whether it’s worth it.
When Winter is Too Cold
By Michael Tinnesand
Does it seem colder or warmer than usual where you are this winter? Find out what’s contributing to weird winter weather—and whether it’s actually weird at all.
The Great Molasses Flood
By Brian Rohrig
One century ago, a huge tank of molasses burst in Boston, creating a syrupy avalanche that mangled steel beams and, tragically, killed 21 people. A recent study identified a critical factor that led to the fatal flood.