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The same salty seawater spray that strengthened ancient Roman piers millennia ago makes modern coastal concrete constructions crumble -- here’s why.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

A new study with potato chips suggests we all perceive scents differently, but culture tells us to agree when naming them.

Marcus Woo, Contributor

The vegan substitute works just as well as egg whites.

Marcus Woo, Contributor

Scientists have developed the first synthetic cells that can reproduce themselves -- over and over.

Karin Heineman, Executive Producer

Efforts could help reproduce frankincense before natural sources disappear.

Joel Shurkin, Contributor

The winners of the chemistry prize developed ways to produce machines 1,000 times thinner than a strand of hair.

Chris Gorski, Editor

The winners of the chemistry prize hail from France, Scotland and the Netherlands.

Inside Science Staff

Genetically modified super algae may be our ticket to the production of cost effective biofuels.

Benjamin Deaver, Contributor

Technique reveals the hidden damage that makes the nuts taste bitter.

Andrew Silver, Contributor

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