Without fail someone always taps my friend Susan's beer bottle and makes it overflow. She gets so mad and makes an attempt to salvage the overflowing beer. This started many moons ago but the tradition continues because of her reaction.
Do I love thee? Let me check my dopamine and oxytocin levels and I'll get back to you. Oh – and if I do love you, I will exhibit the same behavior as a person seeking a drug fix: risk taking to get what I want and withdrawal symptoms if...
Folks who continue the work from the brain trust behind things like sanitation and drinking water – chemical engineers – have voiced their opinions on what they deem the most important inventions over the last 100 years.
Since last week's chemical spill in Charleson, W. Va., concern and news coverage regarding what went wrong abounds. At the center is Freedom Industries, a producer of specialty chemicals for the mining, steel and cement industries.
I like to fancy myself a rebel. It's not all bad. In the ninth grade my biology teacher told me I'd never be an "A" student. I thumbed my nose at him and the rest of the year I aced his class. Tell Artem R.
I was listening to a recent TED Talks podcast featuring Jason Pontin. Pontin is the editor in chief and publisher of MIT Technology Review. The topic: Can technology solve our big problems. He starts out describing Buzz Aldrin's descent out of Apollo 11 on July 21, 1969.
I'm a fan of Antiques Roadshow. The best moments happen when the experts tell an unassuming owner that their tchotchke was once owned by King Arthur/Ptolemy/Mendeleev and it dates back to before they were keeping track of days.
We are having a bout with little itty bitty ants. For some reason, they are hanging out in our upstairs bathroom. With no food source, I'm hoping they will go away on their own. If that's not the case, I will take action.
When I first read the news that a spoof paper almost made its way into several open-access journals I thought I was reading something from The Onion. I poked around and found the news was true – and sad.