Why are chile peppers hot? Why do we love to eat them anyway?
An ongoing series of articles about science in the kitchen – with recipes!
Were the Salem Witch Trials sparked by toxic hallucinogens?
Inexplicable noises have terrified the inhabitants of a small Connecticut village for centuries. Explanations for the Noises have ranged from battling witches to microquakes.
In the early 1990′s archaeologists unearthed a vampire’s grave in Connecticut dating from the mid-1800′s.
The spooky science behind vampires, ghosts, and witches, just in time for Halloween.
For the inaugural series of articles on Smells Like Science I’ll cut right to the most exciting part of science: discovery.
In recent years the development of new antibiotics has dropped off dramatically even though new drugs are needed to fight drug-resistant bacterial infections.
During the 1930′s medicine was revolutionized by the discovery that Prontosil, an industrial red dye, could cure bacterial infections.
A story about a scientist who dared to ask: what if the noble gases aren’t as noble as everyone thinks?