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Why aspartame might not be so bad after all – Class Activity


By Gabby Shacknai Since the FDA approved it in 1981, the artificial sweetener Aspartame, which is commonly used as a supplement to sugar in low-calorie foods…read more

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How prediction can help prevent the next Ebola crisis


The worst of the Ebola epidemic in West Africa has passed, but cases of the deadly disease still persist, making it urgently important for scientists to predict where the disease may next flare up. Continue reading

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Which animal started the Ebola outbreak?


Scientists have located Ebola antibodies in several types of fruit bat, making it a chief suspect, but there has not been conclusive evidence. Continue reading


How do you make ice cream? – Class Activity


By Jordan Mambert Indulge students with an incredibly popular summer treat with the video “Ice Cream Chemistry” from the American Chemical Society (above). Show students…read more

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What makes the perfect bagel? – Class Activity


Engage students with a delicious chemistry lesson using the video “Why New York Has the Best Bagels” from the American Chemical Society (above). Show students…read more


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