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February 13, 2017

 

Carbon's representation on the periodical table of elements.

Where Did Carbon Come From?

Carbon is key to life on earth. But was carbon there from the beginning, when the planet formed?

November 10, 2016

 

The difference between diesel and gasoline has to do with the average length and shape of the carbon chains each contains.

Some Fuel For Thought

What is the difference between gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel?

March 24, 2016

 

wheat

Winter Wheat

Wheat survives winter's freezing temperatures, and is ready to be harvested come springtime.

March 2, 2016

 

coffee grounds

Coffee: Global Warming Fighter

Used coffee grounds can be recycled to make air filters that remove methane, a powerful greenhouse gas, from the atmosphere.

January 20, 2016

 

solar panels

Getting the Carbon Out

Scientists have a developed a solar-energy-based technology to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. But is it a feasible solution to global warming?

December 30, 2015

 

cigarette butts

Recycling Cigarette Butts

Cigarette butts, a huge source of littering, can be repurposed into carbon supercapacitors used in electronic devices.

February 27, 2015

 

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Arctic Sunlight Can Speed Up the Greenhouse Effect

Global warming has created a feedback loop, wherein Arctic sunlight converts thawing ice into more CO2.

November 1, 2014

 

This hexagonal lattice depicts graphene, a single-atom-thick sheet of carbon.

Move Over, Duct Tape! Graphene Is New In Town

An ultra-thin carbon material, graphene's potential uses are many and varied.

July 8, 2014

 

Could Mars have harbored life a long, long time ago?

What We Can Learn From Martian Meteorites

Over the years, scientists have found many meteorites they believe came to Earth from Mars. These bits of debris have many interesting things to say.

May 14, 2013

 

Have you ever visited forests in Africa?

Are Trees Ready To Take On Global Warming?

While humans make attempts to control carbon dioxide levels that contribute to global warming, is it possible that trees have already taken on the task?

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