By Brian Rohrig
If you work hard enough during sports or exercise, you are going to sweat. Whether or not you keep comfortable doing it is a matter of chemistry.
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What Are Glow Sticks, and What is the Chemical Reaction That Makes Them Light Up?
By Bethany Halford/Chemical & Engineering News
If you’re trick-or-treating on Halloween or dancing the night away, glow sticks provide a cool source of light. That light is made by a chemical reaction—a phenomenon known as chemiluminescence.
The Opioid Epidemic: How Did It Get This Bad?
By Steven Farmer
Opioids are a class of drugs that work in the brain to relieve pain by blocking pain signals between the brain and the body. When used correctly they are great medicines, but when they are abused, they can be lethal.
Origin of Life
By Danielle Sedbrook
How did life on Earth begin? Scientists and philosophers have been pondering this question for millennia. We know more today than ever about what life is and how it works, but there’s still so much we don’t know about how life began.