STOCKHOLM (AP) — Winning a Nobel Prize is an achievement is a class of its own. But it might be even cooler to be an astronaut.
That's the view of two of this year's Nobel laureates, who...
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The 2,000 tickets to UW-Madison chemistry professor Bassam Shakhashiri’s two free holiday science shows this year were snatched up almost immediately.
ARKADELPHIA, Ark. (AP) — Two Arkansas college chemistry professors have been arrested on charges of making meth, in an apparent case of life imitating art.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Jean Rivier, a chemist who led groundbreaking research on stress and helped discover drugs that treated endometriosis and prostate cancer, has died. He was 78.
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — A high school student is recovering after her family says she was injured during an explosion during an on-campus chemistry class.
ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia high school teacher presenting a flashy demonstration to get her students excited about chemistry made a mistake that caused a fire to burn "out of control" and seriously...
HILO, Hawaii (AP) — Federal geologists are examining samples of water from a growing pond in a Hawaii volcano's crater.
Scientists with the U.S. Geological Survey's Hawaiian Volcano...
BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (AP) — The president of Binghamton University says the Nobel prize just awarded to a faculty member will help the school build its reputation in research.
STOCKHOLM (AP) — If you're reading this on a cellphone or laptop computer, you might thank the three winners of this year's Nobel Prize in chemistry for their work on lithium-ion...
STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Latest on the awarding of the Nobel Prizes (all times local):
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PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A trade group says it will spend $69,000 on radio and TV ads in support of U.S. Sen. Mike Rounds and his re-election.
The announcement by the American Chemistry Council...
CONCORD, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts teen's chemistry experiment has left two firefighters and a resident hospitalized.
The Concord Fire Department responded to a report Tuesday night of...
NEW YORK (AP) — A former high school student disfigured by a chemistry experiment was awarded nearly $60 million Monday by a jury that had heard him testify that the fireball left him in...
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire's environmental agency proposed drinking water standards Friday that would be among the nation's strictest for a group of industrial compounds that have...
NEW YORK (AP) — A former high school student severely burned when a chemistry class experiment went horrifically wrong testified at a civil trial that he remembered feeling the fire eat away at...
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EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (AP) — Jordan Pauley is almost completely deaf.
But the 17-year-old senior at Memorial High School hasn't let that stand in her way.
FAIRVIEW, Pa. (AP) — All Clint Jones wanted was a decent cup of tea. And with Amazon.com and other internet sources, Jones' trek to the tea mountaintop was much simpler than it would have been...
MIDDLEBURY, Vt. (AP) — A chemistry professor whose exam question asked students to calculate the lethal dose of a poisonous gas used in Nazi gas chambers during the Holocaust has taken a leave of...
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — When Tracy Drier comes to Science Expeditions, the annual public open house held across the UW-Madison campus, he'll arrive with a wealth of scientific glassblowing knowledge...
SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. (AP) — Lake Superior State University in Michigan's Upper Peninsula has agreed to spend $1 million on chemistry equipment, partly to stock the school's new cannabis...
Grace DeNoya is used to getting snickers when people learn she's majoring in marijuana.
"My friends make good-natured jokes about getting a degree in weed," said DeNoya, one of the first...
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Some classes are being relocated on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus after weekend flooding caused damage to two buildings.
Both Vilas Hall and the Chemistry Building were closed because of the damage.
The university said Sunday morning that a pipe burst inside Vilas Hall, damaging several floors. On Friday, a water main break affected the Chemistry Building's first floor, basement, sub-basement and elevators.
PARIS (AP) — The periodic table of chemical elements is having its 150th birthday, and the U.N. scientific agency is holding a year of events to celebrate.
Anyone who has studied chemistry will recognize the table, which organizes all chemical elements by the number of protons in a given atom and other properties. Russian scientist Dmitry Mendeleev published the first such table in 1969.
MARQUETTE, Mich. (AP) — A science-based program at Northern Michigan University has grown from having no students three semesters ago to 230 students this fall.
And more are expected.
The Medicinal Plant Chemistry Program, which has gained national and international attention, was the subject of a recent Northern Center for Lifelong Learning tour at NMU.
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WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — Minot native Robert Howard has found just the right chemistry in Williston for operating one of the country's top clinical drugs testing laboratories.
The president and chief executive officer of the family-run MedScan Laboratory and Advanced Drug Testing, Howard said he finds himself in a position he never would have dreamed when he left for college in Chicago after graduating from Minot High School in 1970.
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Prosecutors in St. Petersburg have charged two Russian high school teachers of producing and selling drugs, a case that Russian media have compared to the "Breaking Bad" television series.
The prosecutors in Russia's second-largest city have accused a chemistry teacher of setting up an underground lab to produce amphetamine.
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Winners of this year's Nobel Prize for Chemistry say that excessive concerns about genetically modified foods and other substances can inhibit mankind from benefiting from developments in the field.
Frances Arnold from the United States and Gregory Winter of Britain made the comments Friday ahead of Monday's presentation of the prize.
CAIRO (AP) — Authorities in eastern Libya said Thursday they have taken into custody suspects in the 2013 killing of a U.S. chemistry teacher in Benghazi, and that more suspects would be tried over the deadly attack a year earlier that killed the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans there.
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese-born Marine biologist Osamu Shimomura, who won the Nobel Prize in chemistry, has died. He was 90.
His alma mater Nagasaki University said Monday that Shimomura died Friday of natural causes.
Shimomura and two American scientists shared the 2008 Nobel prize for the discovery and development of a jellyfish protein that later contributed to cancer studies.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Sunday with a Scientist program in Lincoln will focus on chemistry, lasers and student science presentations in the coming months.
This Sunday, visitors can watch a 30-minute interactive chemistry show and then participate in hands-on activities to discover how chemistry is used in everyday life.
On Nov. 18, laser technicians and graduate students from the Extreme Light Laboratory will teach visitors about the nature of light and laser technology.
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The University of Missouri is honoring its Nobel Prize-winning scientist with an unusual accolade: a dedicated spot in a bicycle rack.
George Smith learned this month that he'll share this year's Nobel Prize in chemistry with two other scientists.
Other schools have recognized their Nobel laureates with a dedicated parking space. But the 77-year-old Smith is, by his own assessment, "not a good driver."
NEW YORK (AP) — In a story Oct. 5 about a chemistry accident at a school, The Associated Press misidentified the school. The accident occurred at the High School for Violin and Dance, not the Bronx International High School, another school in the same building.
A corrected version of the story is below:
2 students suffer burns in chem accident at NYC high school
Two teenage girls have suffered burns in a chemistry experiment at a New York City high school
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Three scientists won the Nobel Prize in chemistry Wednesday for using a sped-up version of evolution to create new proteins that have led to a best-selling drug and other products.
The Royal Swedish Academy of Science said their work has led to the development of medications, biofuels and a reduced environmental impact from some industrial processes.
STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Latest on the awarding of the Nobel Prizes (all times local):
Nobel chemistry winner Frances Arnold is celebrating her prize with her students and fellow faculty members at the California Institute of Technology.
Arnold learned of her prize while traveling in Texas but flew back home Wednesday for a ceremony honoring her at the Pasadena, California, campus where she's worked for three decades.
TORONTO (AP) — To play any brother, by blood or not, of John C. Reilly is an intimidating prospect given just how firmly entrenched Will Ferrell is as Reilly's on-screen sibling.
"Step Brothers," their 2008 comedy classic that took the adolescent adult to absurdist extremes, looms large. It did even for Joaquin Phoenix in deciding to play Reilly's brother in "The Sisters Brothers," Jacques Audiard's Western. Phoenix considers "Step Brothers" one of his all-time favorites.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — An ex-convict has been ordered to trial in the fatal stabbing of a retired University of Michigan chemistry professor.
Robert Sharp was repeatedly stabbed at his Ann Arbor home in June. His body was burned after he was killed.
A judge on Friday found probable cause to send Isom Hamilton to trial on a murder charge and other crimes. Judge Karen Quinlan Valvo says there's "significant" circumstantial evidence against him so far.
NEW YORK (AP) — Daveed Diggs was busy. Too busy. The actor was doing eight shows a week as Jefferson/ Lafayette in the Broadway sensation "Hamilton," and wasn't answering his emails.
So there was only one thing his writing partner and creative soulmate, Rafael Casal, could do: Move across the country, and set up camp in Diggs' dressing room.
"Every night, he'd just be there at intermission," Diggs laughs now. "He had to move to New York for us to maintain a level of creative output."
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A University at Albany chemistry professor says technology that makes it possible to distinguish a person's age range based on bloodstains could be used to fight crime.
Professor Igor Lednev says he's able to use lasers to classify blood samples as coming from specific age groups, such as newborns, adolescents or adults from 43 to 68 years old.
Lednev's lab has previously worked with bloodstains and statistics to help determine race and gender without the use of DNA profiling.
New research suggests drinking water supplies in Pennsylvania have shown resilience in the face of a drilling boom that has turned swaths of countryside into a major production zone for natural gas.
Energy companies have drilled more than 11,000 wells since arriving en masse in 2008, making Pennsylvania the nation's No. 2 gas-producing state after Texas. Residents who live near the gas wells, along with environmental groups and some scientists, have long worried about air and water pollution.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Police in Ann Arbor say they're treating the death of a retired chemistry professor as a homicide.
Robert Sharp was found dead Monday in the basement of his house. He was 76 years old and had retired from the University of Michigan in 2008. Neighbors were suspicious when they hadn't seen him at a community meeting.
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Most students fail the first midterm in Michael Young's organic chemistry lecture at the University of Toledo. In spring 2017, the average was a 50. But one student, Daniel Liu, scored a 99.
"He smoked the competition," Young said.
Daniel is now a researcher in Young's lab. He co-authored a paper, published on May 22, that promises a faster, cheaper, and more environmentally friendly way to make pharmaceutical drugs and pesticides.
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — If one were to list Sophia Kwende's accomplishments during her three short years at the University of Wyoming, it would read like the description of a much older scholar.
At 20 years old, Kwende graduated this spring with dual degrees in chemistry and molecular biology, having completed three high-impact undergraduate research studies, received certification as an EMT and firefighter and left a lasting impression on the mentors who guided her.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Professors at a Mississippi college have received two National Science Foundation grants aimed at strengthening science instruction at historically black colleges and universities.
Tougaloo College says $300,000 is being awarded to chemistry professor Bidisha Sengupta. Her project aims to examine biochemical links between sleep, diet and Alzheimer's disease over the next three years.
NEW YORK (AP) — You can hear the playful banter long before Sting and Shaggy enter the room.
There's a genuine chemistry between the two men that defies difference in age and musical styles, one that translates seamlessly into their collaborative effort, the new CD "44/876."
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Somalian woman, who arrived to the U.S. as a refugee five years ago speaking very little English, gave one of the graduation speeches at the University of Utah about how she earned a chemistry degree and got accepted to start medical school at the University of Minnesota.