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  • January 21, 2014
    These are the 'ingredient' lists for all natural eggs, bananas and blueberries. They were made by Australian chemistry teacher James Kennedy to show that you shouldn't necessarily be afraid of chemicals in your food just because their names are terrifying and impossible to pro... / Continue →
  • December 17, 2012
    This is the Chemistree, an unorthodox Christmas tree made out of chemistry lab equipment and a bunch of different magic potions. "Those aren't magic potions." Oh I'm sorry, did you take the picture? "Well, no." So you have no way of knowing what they are, do you? "And neit... / Continue →
  • May 23, 2012
    Because squeeze bottles don't exist, PhD student Dave Smith invented a sprayable coating that can used to line ketchup bottles so they pour quicker and with zero clogging. Did you hear that, cheeseburger? I WILL DROWN YOU IN CONDIMENTS. No word how many types of cancer the s... / Continue →
  • June 29, 2011
    This is a battle between a sulfuric-acid based drain cleanser and a wet sponge. SPOILER: The sponge loses (although technically the acid is actually reacting with the water). I know you might be a fan of rooting for the underdog, but in this case the underdog gets its ass bur... / Continue →
  • October 1, 2010
    This is an old-ass video of the magic that happens when you drop a gummi bear into potassium chlorate. Now we could talk about the science behind the magic but then it would become all science-y and less magical and I prefer magic (although I have played Yu-Gi-Oh). Also, I'm s... / Continue →
  • August 30, 2010
    Etsy seller QueInteresante is selling sticker sets that adhere to Crayola crayons and display the chemical compounds that make up a particular color. Note: the crayons don't actually contain these chemicals, they're just the same color. Well, isn't that food for thought? Get... / Continue →
  • May 23, 2010
    Note: Full size version of the table Hr (that's the elemental symbol for Here!). Since everybody seems to have a raging Jedi boner over the 30th anniversary of The Empire Strikes Back, here's the periodic table of its elements. You know, in case you were curious what kind of ... / Continue →
  • April 30, 2009
    Some foolish Japanese scientists have developed a chemical compound capable of moving on it's own. They're convinced it's the stuff future robots will be made of. I'm convinced I just let one loose in my pants. A group of Japanese roboticists, led by Shingo Maeda at the Shuj... / Continue →
  • March 22, 2009
    Mercury Thiocyanate used to be made into "Pharoah's Serpent" fireworks similar to the "black snake" tablets you light and watch grow into a crusty snake. Unfortunately, it produces mercury vapors during the process so now the tablets are made out of a much safer sodium bicarbo... / Continue →
  • July 9, 2008
    The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) recently awarded Tufts University a $3.3 million contract to develop T-1000 shape-shifters so they can squeeze under doors and through cracks and shit to kill us all. Part of the original DARPA solicitation for proposa... / Continue →
  • May 9, 2008
    Well it's not news that lye has been used in the past to dissolve bodies. But now it's being considered as a possible alternative to burying, being shot out of a cannon, and cremation by the funeral industry. The process is called alkaline hydrolysis and was developed in th... / Continue →
  • March 11, 2008
    Dr. Anirban Bandyopadhyah, of the National Institute of Materials Science in Tsukuba, Japan, has developed a chemical "brain" capable of controlling nanobots. This "brain", soon to be known by the few remaining humans not killed in the machine uprising as "Mother Brain" will c... / Continue →
  • February 22, 2008
    Ludwik Leibler is a chemistry professor in Paris that has created an artificial rubber substance that can stick back together with the same strength it had prior to being cut. The unnamed material is made in an earth-friendly manner from vegetable oil and urea (the stuff in ur... / Continue →