Napoleon Bonaparte's disastrous invasion of Russia during the brutally cold winter of 1812 might have gone a lot better if only he'd known about the chemical properties of tin. "The buttons that were on his jacket were made out of tin," says materials scientist Ainissa Ramirez. "When it gets really cold, tin undergoes a chemical … Continue reading How Do We Fix It? Napoleon’s Buttons And Our Crazy Problem With Science
When I was a kid I thought Coke was the best thing ever. From about the age to 10 to 15, my day wasn't complete unless it included a seven ounce bottle of the sweet stuff. Even better was Coke with four cubes of ice and a slice of lemon plus maybe even a … Continue reading Coca Cola vs. Science? The Sour Fight Over Sugary Sodas, And What You Can Do About It.