Last week we learned a chemical that harms the ozone layer is being emitted in Asia – and now it seems sloppy recycling might be partly to blame
All the green-blooded lizards in the world live in New Guinea, but it turns out the trait has evolved there independently at least four times
Many scientists suspect life began with a molecule called RNA, but there has long been a big problem with this idea. Now there is a solution
Bombardier beetles sometimes get eaten by toads, but they can squirt hot, toxic jets of liquid from their backsides so the toads often vomit them right back up
Micromachine with two feet and two arms could pick up and deliver drugs in the bloodstream or build chemical compounds, one tiny step at a time
Goldfish and crucian carp have evolved enzymes that turn carbohydrates into alcohol when no oxygen is available – helping the fish survive in ice-locked pools
A method for quickly coating objects in a thin, environmentally safe mother-of-pearl-like film could protect food or electronics from the elements
Bubbles reinforced with an external layer of particles can hold their shape under pressure – which may help in making stronger foams and in drug delivery
Sperm need calcium ions to drill into an egg and fertilize it. Compounds that muck up ion transport could create a new class of male birth control. The post Scientists Found Sperm’s Power Switch—And a Way to Turn It Off appeared first on WIRED.
Scientists want to control individual molecules so precisely they could snap them together like Lego pieces. Now they're a little bit closer. The post Chemists Are One Step Closer to Manipulating All Matter appeared first on WIRED.