Some Like it Hot

Some Like it Hot

Why are chile peppers hot? Why do we love to eat them anyway?

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Food for Thought (And for Eating)

Food for Thought (And for Eating)

An ongoing series of articles about science in the kitchen – with recipes!

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Witchcraft or Psychedelic Trip?

Witchcraft or Psychedelic Trip?

Were the Salem Witch Trials sparked by toxic hallucinogens?

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A Geological Haunting in Connecticut

Inexplicable noises have terrified the inhabitants of a small Connecticut village for centuries. Explanations for the Noises have ranged from battling witches to microquakes.

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Archaeologists Unearth a "Vampire" Grave

Archaeologists Unearth a “Vampire” Grave

In the early 1990′s archaeologists unearthed a vampire’s grave in Connecticut dating from the mid-1800′s.

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Smells Like Terror

Smells Like Terror

The spooky science behind vampires, ghosts, and witches, just in time for Halloween.

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Scientific Discovery

Scientific Discovery

For the inaugural series of articles on Smells Like Science I’ll cut right to the most exciting part of science: discovery.

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A Need for New Antibiotics

A Need for New Antibiotics

In recent years the development of new antibiotics has dropped off dramatically even though new drugs are needed to fight drug-resistant bacterial infections.

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The Making of a Miracle Drug

The Making of a Miracle Drug

During the 1930′s medicine was revolutionized by the discovery that Prontosil, an industrial red dye, could cure bacterial infections.

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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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