The amount of trace elements in ocean pyrite correspond to ocean oxygen concentrations at different points in geologic time.
You just came back from a romantic night out at your favorite restaurant. Unfortunately, as luck would have it, the meal tasted a little off. None of the ingredients had gone bad, but they tasted weird together. This feeling is READ MORE
by Elizabeth Miller Blue Marble Space Young Scientist Program When studying the origin of life on Earth, scientists must rely on past data, physical laws, and models instead of direct observations. After all, we can’t know for sure what the READ MORE
Cars are everywhere. They are essential for our day to day lives, but these vehicles are a double-edged-sword. Cars emit exhaust gases, and those gases contain hydrocarbons. These molecules, as their name suggests, contain both carbon and hydrogen atoms. Hydrocarbons READ MORE
Wearable electronics are the new fashion statement. Fitness trackers, smart watches, electronic skins….the possibilities are endless. We don’t lug around our gadgets anymore, we wear them. But every story has its villain. Drop that smart bracelet, and your device won’t READ MORE
Metal elements were found in the vapors of electronic cigarettes and hookahs and their concentrations were compared to regular cigarettes.
How does a cell stay alive? How do molecules in a cell “know” how to react with one another? Does this chemistry become more complex over time, and if so, why? In Dr. Betül Kacar’s lab at Harvard University, scientists READ MORE
All life on Earth survives because of the sun. Plants use a process called photosynthesis to transfer energy from the Sun’s rays into the sugars that build their stems and leaves. Animals either eat the plants directly, or eat other READ MORE