Category: Chemistry

Fireworks

How Fireworks Work!

Ever wondered how fireworks work? With chemical compounds, that’s how! Let’s look into why they glow in different colors.

The Quest for Blue

I love the color blue! It’s not found as often naturally as I’d like. Someone’s probably written a doctoral thesis on the topic, but it seems that evolution favors other colors.

mice infrared vision

Mice with Infrared Vision…will humans be next?

Our world is full of beautiful colors, so it’s easy to forget that the spectrum of light visible to humans is a teeny sliver of what’s out there in the universe. But wouldn’t it be fantastic to see in the dark? Scientists have done that, with mice!

Super Glue

Sue against Glue

Why does glue stick? Or Sue against Glue After staring at the ugly wallpaper in our all-purpose study/computer room for too long to admit, I decided it had to come down. The stuff, however, was stuck and I mean stuck. It became Sue against Glue. Clearly, I needed an ally.

Susan Berk Koch
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