NASA plans to use repellent coatings to coax liquids into flowing even when there is no “down”

Not a problem many would even think possible — but a real one nonetheless.

3 facts about water that prove it doesn’t play by the rules

We drink it, we bathe in it, but it’s stranger than you’d think.

First naturally occuring ionic liquids found in ant venom mix

Ionic liquids (IL) are basically liquid salts with very low melting points, that are extensively used in industry. It’s only recently that an ionic liquid has been found to occur in nature, after a team of researchers at University of South Alabama found that the substances forms when two ant species mix their venom.