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Science in Everyday Life

Ever wondered about what's really in hair coloring, Silly Putty, Cheese Wiz, artificial snow, or self-tanners? Chemical & Engineering News presents What's That Stuff? , which gives you an in-depth look at the chemistry behind every-day products.

Visit Scientific American's feature Fact or Fiction? to explore many common scientific myths. See if there is evidence to support the claims that elephants never forget, animals like to get drunk, squids can fly out of water, and many others.

Chemistry Now is an NBC Learn Special Collection that reveals how chemistry contributes to everyday life, with lesson plans from the National Science Teaches Association.

Visit Science of NHL Hockey to explore the science and math behind professional hockey.

Visit Science of NHL Football to unravel the science behind professional football.

Visit Science of the Olympic Winter Games to explore the physics, biology, chemistry, materials science, and math behind many popular Olympic winter games, such as ice-skating, skiing, snowboarding, and bobsledding. 

Changing Planet is a NBC Learn Special Collection that explores the significant impact that climate change is having on our planet.