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What Is Tinsel Made Of? Speaking of Chemistry Ep. 12

How is the shiny tinsel that decorates many Christmas trees made? Find out all about tinsel's chemistry history in this very special holiday episode of Speaking of Chemistry.

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December 19, 2014

Smartphone Microscope Sizes Up Single DNA Molecules

Medical Diagnostics: Lightweight phone attachment could lead to low-cost clinical tests in the developing world

December 18, 2014

Of Zinc And Making Babies

Biology: During egg fertilization, bursts of cations release from near the cell’s membrane

December 17, 2014

Simple Paper Device Titrates Acids And Bases

Analytics: A paper-based microfluidic device could quickly measure concentrations of acids and bases in the field

December 17, 2014

Team Finds Source Of Zinc Sparks Released During Egg Fertilization

Developmental Biology: When an egg gets fertilized, it releases bursts of zinc cations from packets near its outer membrane

December 17, 2014

Curiosity Confirms Organics On Mars

Molecules’ sources can’t be determined but tantalize scientists in search of evidence for life

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