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Why does ice float in water, instead of sinking to the bottom? It has to do with water's density and molecular structure.
Far from any galaxy, icy grains of dust in deep space may be able to form organic molecules, a new preprint study finds.
With five more protons than should be stable, the newly discovered nitrogen-9 isotope sits right on the borderline of physical possibility.
Most chemical compouds are still unknown to science. How many new ones can we make by combining elements from the periodic table?
Foxgloves contain digoxin, a drug used to treat cardiac arrhythmia and heart failure that can also be toxic. But can ingesting it cause a heart attack?
Hydrogen is not a metal on Earth, but scientists keep trying to create metallic hydrogen under high pressure to unlock a new superconductor.
Reference The four fundamental states of matter are solid, liquid, gas and plasma, but there others, such as Bose-Einstein condensates and time crystals, that are man-made.
Moungi Bawendi, Louis Brus and Alexei Ekimov will share the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for their discovery of strange nanoparticles that change color according to their size.
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