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The warming of the outside of the ice cube happens faster than the warming of the inside, causing it to crack. Mai Lam/The Conversation NY-BD-CC

Curious Kids: Why does ice make a cracking sound when water is poured on it?

Water is one of very few chemicals that is found as a liquid, solid and gas at any time on Earth. These three states of water help explain why ice makes a cracking sound when water is poured over it.
There are nanometals in your washing machine. Evgeny Atamanenko

Silver nanoparticles in clothing wash out – and may threaten human health and the environment

Many socks, towels and other textiles are treated with silver nanoparticles to kill germs and odors. When the silver washes out, it can pollute waterways. Two chemists propose a way to collect it from wastewater.
Cryo-electron microscopy resolution continues to improve. Veronica Falconieri, Sriram Subramaniam, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health

Chilled proteins and 3-D images: The cryo-electron microscopy technology that just won a Nobel Prize

The 2017 Nobel Prize in chemistry goes to three scientists who revolutionized biochemistry by inventing a technology that can image the molecules of life without destroying them.

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