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Peeling produces stretchable liquid-metal circuit

Technique breaks gallium alloy’s insulating oxide layer

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Multilayer coating could fight bacterial growth on plastic dental devices

Superhydrophilic film made of two sugar molecules could lead to cleaner retainers or tooth aligners

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Diamond stabilizes lithium metal electrodes

Thin film of the hard material lets batteries benefit from the metal’s electrochemical advantages while blocking unwanted reactions

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Chili pepper compound made to self-destruct

To relieve itch and pain without worrisome side effects, chemists put a kill switch on capsaicin

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Chemists synthesize Saturn-shaped molecule

Flat, macrocyclic host captures fullerene guest with CH–π interactions

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Birch reduction runs ammonia-free

Crown ethers simplify the set-up of classic reaction

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Slime-making craze has become a big business

Glue and borax sales have been brisk as kids and parents look for do-it-yourself activities

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Good times, bad times for chemical industry

A strong economy is overshadowed by trade wars and plastics woes

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Polarized light and the magic angle: Scientists making art

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Engineered cotton grows on alternative fertilizer

Crop feeds on phosphite, potentially allowing it to outwit weeds and mitigate pollution from traditional fertilizer runoff

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