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Federal "Meth Lab" Was Less Breaking Bad, More Terrible Science Fair Experiment

The news that an explosion at high-tech federal science lab last month might have been caused by meth production quickly precipitated a string of Breaking Bad jokes. But as became clear at a U.S. District Court in Greenbelt on Friday, this particularly meth lab was nowhere near as sophisticated as Walter White’s. It… » 8/22/15 8:14am 8/22/15 8:14am

Here's a Chemistry Set You'll Actually Want to Experiment With

Chemistry sets used to be awesome. Today, a lot of them suck. But the kit pictured here (which, with 49 days left in its campaign, has already been successfully funded on Kickstarter) comes fully stocked with chemicals, equipment, and experiments. It’s the kind of thing your kid (or—screw it—you, yourself) would… » 8/14/15 3:40pm 8/14/15 3:40pm

That Famous "School Bus Yellow" Color Used to Be Very, Very Toxic

You can recognize the bus in this picture, even though it is distorted, because of that iconic color. It was chosen in 1939 and used all over America. Later, people found out that while the shade was great, the chemistry left something to be desired. Here’s how school buses got covered in poison. » 7/09/15 6:30am 7/09/15 6:30am