July 26, 2020

Want to learn how to make ice cream in a more scientific way?

The principles of molecular gastronomy can help you with this! Read the recipe here and find out everything about the chemistry of ice cream in this interesting article!

July 19, 2020

Specific areas of the brain contribute to dance learning and performance. These are the motor cortex, somatosensory cortex, basal ganglia, and cerebellum.

Physical and expressive elements of dance alter brain function. Some benefits include memory improvement and streng...

June 20, 2020

At Naughty Chemist we think chemistry is wonderful, but we know it can also be extremely dangerous! 

One example is strychnine, the famous poison that killed Alexander the Great in 323 BC. This molecule, is extremely toxic by inhalation and ingestion. The symptoms of po...

June 13, 2020

Winter has now passed, but some of you might still miss cold and snow…No problem! We have what you are looking for.

You can make some fake snow at home in few seconds. The only things you need are:

  • a superabsorbent polymer (e.g. sodium polyacrylate, which can be obta...

June 6, 2020

Nature is always of great inspiration for the development of novel materials with biological applications. This is what the research team of Prof Ali Khademhosseini did by creating hydrogel based soft robots that allowed the growth of cardiomyocytes and showed self-act...

May 30, 2020

Everything COVID-related is now a hot topic!!!

Do you know how this virus evolved from animals to humans?

This is what a team of scientists at Duke University have been studying. They found out that the jump from one species to another depend on mutations of the virus ge...

May 23, 2020

Have you ever heard about Frankenstein’s monster? Victor Frankenstein was a scientist who invented a secret technique to impart life to unanimated matter. This allowed him to create a monster with human emotions and sensations.

We know that his is only science fiction....

May 1, 2017

Is it possible or will this be possible in the future?Researchers at Fundan University (Shangai) demonstrated that naked nano-emulsions or coated with chitosan can be transported along the nose-to-brain passage reaching the olfactory bulb.

The particle size plays an imp...

April 22, 2017

During the weekend I often go to a nice café for a slice of carrot cake and a cup of coffee. On a lazy Saturday morning there is nothing better than reading a book while tasting good coffee. Whilst I was enjoying my coffee, last weekend I realized how paper was everywh...

February 28, 2017

The famous scientist after whom the Nobel prize was named is not only famous for this reason! In fact, he is the inventor of dynamite, which is only one of his numerous patents (355). This is an explosive made of nitroglycerin and diatomite moulded into sticks. This is...

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