American Chemical Society

Munchies

Why a Vegan Pork Substitute Could Soon Be Used to Make Chocolate

As a global cocoa bean shortage looms, scientists from the American Chemical Society say that jackfruit seeds—which have a similar aroma to cocoa—could play a vital role in chocolate manufacturing.
Daisy Meager
3.8.17
earth

Scientists Turned Carbon Dioxide Into Solid Rock In 2 Years

Researchers have injected carbon dioxide into basalt and turned it into solid rock in two years. This effort offers a potential solution for curbing the high carbon gas emissions in our atmosphere.
Susmita Baral
11.19.16
Cancer

Scientists Made a Spongy Polymer that Expands to Fill Gaps in the Spinal Column

This is the future of spinal surgery.
Amy Thompson
3.15.16
Health

Covering Your Pancakes in Maple Syrup Could Be Good For Your Brain

According to new research presented at the annual American Chemical Society meeting, antioxidants found in maple syrup may protect brain cells against damage.
Phoebe Hurst
3.15.16
videos

The Chemistry of Death and Dying

A pair of videos from the American Chemical Society explain.
Michael Byrne
10.31.15
videos

From Nanocars to Molecular Rockets: Nanomachines Are Here

As a new American Chemical Society video explains, we just have to figure out how to use them.
Michael Byrne
10.14.15
Science

Experts Reiterate That Microwaving Your Food Is Seriously Fine

The American Chemical Society has had enough of hokey, blind demonization of anything deemed “unnatural” when it comes to food—and released a video on YouTube specifically aiming to debunk microwave fears.
Munchies Staff
6.1.15
Culture

The American Chemical Society Is Underwhelmed by Michael Bay

You might learn something.
Ben Richmond
2.18.15
videos

The Chemistry of Death

Chemistry goes to town on your corpse as soon as it registers that you’re a corpse.
Michael Byrne
10.28.14
water

A Spirited Endorsement of Peeing in the Ocean

Thanks, American Chemical Society, it's safe to go in the water.
Ben Richmond
8.23.14