What’s Inside Jell-O? Lots of Sugar and, Well, Cowhide

What’s Inside Jell-O? Lots of Sugar and, Well, Cowhide

Back when the future was bright, and every night was Family Night, it was the gleaming Technicolor finale of suburban suppers …

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The Science Behind a Perfectly Dyed Easter Egg

The Science Behind a Perfectly Dyed Easter Egg

A WIRED experiment answers this weekend’s big question: What’s the perfect pH for your Easter egg-dying experience?

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Body Maps Expose the Chemical Residue That Coats Our Skin

Body Maps Expose the Chemical Residue That Coats Our Skin

All that soap, sunscreen, and lotion you slather on your body? That stuff sticks.

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Inside Laser Printer Toner: Wax, Static, Lots of Plastic

Inside Laser Printer Toner: Wax, Static, Lots of Plastic

If you’re still printing things to hard copy instead of just using a screen, you’re probably using this stuff–the powders that make printed colors pop.

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What’s Up With That: My Beer Tastes Like a Skunk’s Bathwater

What’s Up With That: My Beer Tastes Like a Skunk’s Bathwater

Here’s why light will turn your delicious beer into something that tastes like a skunk’s bathwater.

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New Book Explores the Building Blocks of Everything From Poison to Soap

New Book Explores the Building Blocks of Everything From Poison to Soap

Theodore Gray’s new book, Molecules, is dedicated to exploring chemistry’s building blocks on their own terms.

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Fantasy Nobel Laureates, 2014 Edition

Fantasy Nobel Laureates, 2014 Edition

With the advent of autumn, a time-honored tradition is ushered into the public consciousness – a chance to draft a team of top-notch talent and see how you stack up against your friends. That’s right, it’s time to assemble your fantasy team. Your Nobel Laureates fantasy team, that is. The coming season of scientific awards […]

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