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Top Science Stories of 2018
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We have seen some amazing scientific breakthroughs in 2018. Here is a selection of our favorites.

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Can I Still Eat This?
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Reactions gets into the chemistry/science of expired foods and how expiration dates are lying to us.

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What Makes Kimchi So Delicious?
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It’s the fermented food most requested by you, the viewers! What makes kimchi sour and spicy, yet also surprisingly rich and buttery? This week on Reactions, it’s the chemistry of kimchi.

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Adventure Scientists -Providing Data Collected at Any Scale, from Any Environment
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Adventure Scientists has taken on select projects around the world, tackling environmental issues in which access to physical data prevents their resolution. Hear about some of the project they are involved with.

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Valuable Pollinator Data Comes From Working Together
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Entomologist Kay Prudic has big plans for butterflies: Enlisting hikers and nature enthusiasts as volunteers, she wants to collect much-needed field data about the biodiversity, ecology, and health of pollinators from remote backcountry locations.

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The Tiny Creature that Secretly Powers the Planet
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Oceanographer Penny Chisholm tells the story of a tiny ocean creature you've probably never heard of: Prochlorococcus, the most abundant photosynthetic species on the planet. A marine microbe that has existed for millions of years, Prochlorococcus wasn't discovered until the mid-1980s -- but its ancient genetic code may hold clues to how we can reduce our dependence on fossil fuels.

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A Crash Course in Organic Chemistry
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Jakob Magolan is here to change your perception of organic chemistry. In an accessible talk packed with striking graphics, he teaches us the basics while breaking the stereotype that organic chemistry is something to be afraid of.

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Your Fingerprints Reveal More than You Think
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Our fingerprints are what make us unique -- but they're also home to a world of information hidden in molecules that reveal our actions, lifestyles and routines.

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Microbiology Research in Extreme Environments
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Scientists investigate life in extreme environments, including an active volcano.

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The Science of Christmas
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Does Rudolph's nose really glow? Why doesn't anybody see Santa deliver presents? Modern science can help you explain the mysteries of Santa to your kids!

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