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Dilution may make flavors more readily available to be savored.

Marcus Woo, Contributor

Chemical signatures in penguin tail feathers reveal where the birds go in winter months.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

Magnified, the whisker-like deposits look like tiny rolled cigars.

Catherine Meyers, Editor

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

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