Chemistry

Weekend Science: Are You Bitter? You're More Likely To Drink IPA Beers

After centuries of converging on balanced, smooth beers, the industry suddenly lurched sideways in the 21st century. While large brands now have to fear for their existence, men in beards are making a fortune selling pronounced, bitter craft brews. The bus ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Jul 18 2020 - 11:16am

Native Honey Tastes Better? Okay, But Diabetes Health Claims Don't Add Up

In Australia, native people have long contended that  native stingless bee honey had special health properties. Like the well-known Apis mellifera honeybees, stingless bees live in permanent colonies made up of a single queen and workers, who collect polle ...

Article - News Staff - Jul 23 2020 - 1:37pm

Molecular Diffusion And Chemical Reaction Are Unrelated? A New Challenge In Chemistry

Common chemical reactions accelerate Brownian diffusion by sending long-range ripples into the surrounding solvent, which would mean that molecular diffusion and chemical reaction are related. Yet that would violate a central dogma of chemistry; that molec ...

Article - News Staff - Jul 31 2020 - 8:48am

Sour Beer: The Science

Sour beer is not a defect. Some people like the tart, tangy brew which results when wild yeast and bacteria are allowed to grow in freshly brewed beer (wort) and then ferment. It's the opposite of the fresher beer many desire and began as a niche mar ...

Article - News Staff - Aug 17 2020 - 9:12am

Tennessee Whiskey: The Science Of The Lincoln County Process

You can't market a "Tennessee whiskey" unless it goes through charcoal filtration called the Lincoln County Process, named such after the locale of the original Jack Daniel's distillery.  Charcoal is not exclusive to American blended wh ...

Article - News Staff - Sep 7 2020 - 11:09am

Phosphine On Venus Sounds Obscure But Here Is Why It's A Big Deal

On Sept. 14, 2020, a new planet was added to the list of potentially habitable worlds in the Solar System: Venus. ...

Article - The Conversation - Sep 19 2020 - 6:01am

New Crystal Form Of Deltamethrin Insecticide Is Up To 12 Times More Effective

Mosquitoes spread malaria but because wealthy nations wiped it out before declaring insecticides bad, it's easy to forget that insecticides are the only effective way to control the mosquitoes that spread a disease which still kills 400,000 each year ...

Article - News Staff - Oct 13 2020 - 11:35am