In the middle of World War II, Los Angeles residents woke up thinking that their city was under attack. A thick fog had blanketed the city and caused people’s eyes to sting and their noses to run. What caused that smog and what did we learn from it?
Miles above the surface of the Earth, a thin layer of ozone gas acts as a shield that protects us from harmful ultraviolet light. But chemicals released in the atmosphere have caused a huge hole in the ozone layer above Antarctica.
Webinar │Solving the Smog Puzzle on Earth and From Space: Good vs. Bad Ozone
Learn how scientists discovered pollutants in our atmosphere and ideas for incorporating this story into a high school chemistry curriculum. View webinar
Living with an Artificial Bladder
Luke Massella was born with a defective bladder, but thanks to a new technique that used his own cells, an artificial bladder was grown in the laboratory and implanted in his body.
Barbecue: The Chemistry Is in the Heat!
Grilling meat over a barbecue involves several chemical reactions that
contribute to the typical smell and aromas of barbecue.
Not Milk? Living with Lactose Intolerance
People with lactose intolerance cannot consume dairy products because they lack a protein called lactase. How does this protein work and what can lactose-intolerant people consume instead of dairy products?