Molecule of the Month: Lysergic Acid Diethylamide (LSD)

Molecule of the Month: Lysergic Acid Diethylamide (LSD)

Lysergic Acid Diethylamide, a molecule commonly referred to as LSD, has been known for its recreational "benefits". Musicians write songs about it, artists draw inspiration from it, Disney makes films about it, intellectuals state they have had breakthroughs with its use, and druggies rave about it.  Is LSD really what people claim it to be or is it all just hype? 

This article delves into the facts and fiction behind this popular molecule with an aim to find out.

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Molecule of the Month: Anthocyanins

Molecule of the Month: Anthocyanins

Those of us living in temperate climates are all too familiar with the change of the seasons, but how much do we know about the biochemical changes that result in this vivid change in scenery? This FTDM post describes one of many molecules involved in leaf color composition: anthocyanins.

Photo credit: How Stuff Works

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Molecule of the Month: Something Sweet.

Molecule of the Month: Something Sweet.

How can salt and sugar look identical, but taste entirely different?  What makes sugar taste sweet and why is that a taste we crave?  Check out this month's post on molecules, going into the nitty gritty of these questions, to find out!

Photo credit: simplenutritiontips.com

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Molecule of the Month: Dads.

Molecule of the Month: Dads.

Okay, dads aren't exactly molecules, but with Father's Day just passing I couldn't resist.  This post strays away from the typical list of all the great dads in the animal kingdom.  Instead, we explore some of the lesser-known information when it comes to human dads.  An alternative Father's Day FTDM post, if you will.

Take a gander.

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