Chemistry

tech

‘Smart Labels’ of the Future Can Tell Us When to Throw Out Food

No more smell test? Sounds good to us.
Nick Rose
8.23.17
Science

Meet the Researcher Making Food Out of Electricity

So far, he's made a powder substance you can ingest a few different ways.
Simon Espholm
8.18.17
Durian

This Is Why Durian Smells Absolutely Disgusting

Thanks to a recent study undertaken by the American Chemical Society, we now know that that putrid stench is the result of two very specific things.
Nick Rose
1.20.17
Drugs

We Watched a Scientist Synthesise PCMO in a Lab

On the latest episode of 'Hamilton's Pharmacopeia,' VICE's resident drug expert tracks down a former PCP cook and tries out a variation of his recipe in the lab.
VICE Staff
1.13.17
Film

Under a Microscope, Heavy Metals Look Like Crystal Kingdoms

Chemicals and equations are a glimmering audiovisual feast in this macro 4K film.
Kara Weisenstein
12.20.16
chocolate

Meet the Master Chocolatier Who Is Also a Chemist

Godiva's Thierry Muret stumbled into making chocolate purely by chance after studying industrial chemistry, physics, and molecular-level crystal formation.
Barbara Woolsey
12.10.16
food science

‘Brunch’-Flavoured Sweets Are Terrifying

The makers of an American candy that looks like human teeth is stepping up the crazy with French toast and waffle-flavoured sweets.
Nick Rose
9.13.16
Design

Meet the Chemist Who Accidentally Created a New Blue Pigment

Step aside, ultramarine and cobalt—YInMn blue is just as vibrant and far more durable.
Noémie Jennifer
7.8.16
Art

Why Artists Might Not Want Vantablack Anyway (Yet)

Anish Kapoor's "blackest black" pigment isn’t totally safe, and neither was the color that killed Napoleon.
Alyssa Buffenstein
3.7.16
Art

Glassblowing Artist Combines Science and Sculpture

Kiva Ford makes chemistry sets like you've never seen.
Nathaniel Ainley
1.27.16
Art

The Absurdist Scientific Art of Dopamine Collective

Dopamine Collective’s Sean Stewarts talks science, art, and the space between the real and unreal.
DJ Pangburn
12.2.15
Art

How to Make Paintings from Psychedelic Drugs

"If chemistry has been neglected by visual artists, it might be explained by the simple fact that molecules are invisible." --Hamilton Morris
Beckett Mufson
10.2.15
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