Personal Chemistry

A funny video that imagines chemical elements as people gets at a deeper question. Do scientists anthropomorphize their work, and how does it affect their research?

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Honey Bees, Whiskey, and Juicy Fruit Gum

Honey Bees, Whiskey, and Juicy Fruit Gum

For a blog called Smells Like Science, you might have noticed that I haven’t written much about smelly science. That all changes here as I get to the bottom of the “Juicy Fruit: which fruit does it taste like?” debate. Plus, what do Juicy Fruit Gum and honey bees have in common?

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In Defense of Cilantro

In Defense of Cilantro

Cilantro is a divisive herb. Some love it. Others hate it. What gives it its distinctive flavor?

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Not So Noble

Not So Noble

A story about a scientist who dared to ask: what if the noble gases aren’t as noble as everyone thinks?

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