FTLOScience (formerly ‘The Skeptical Chemist’) is a science publishing and education platform. We believe that – in addition to being fascinating – learning about science arms us with the tools necessary for logical thinking and evidence-based decision-making.

We publish 'popular science' articles across four categories that portray the natural world through science-tinted lenses, deconstructing complex topics into easy-to-understand pieces for the general public. 

Comprehensive guides on science topics at the university/college level, first building the foundations before tackling the hard stuff. Designed to provide students with a deeper understanding of scientific theories.

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Turning to Frog Skin for New Biologic Peptide Drugs

Looking for medicinal properties in natural compounds is the cornerstone of drug discovery, with many drugs on the market originating from or inspired by plant or animal metabolites. Frog skin secretions contain hundreds of biologically active peptides, piquing the interest...

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Why Do Hot Springs Smell Bad? Hydrogen Sulfide is to Blame

Hot springs are popular throughout the world, especially in colder climates. There’s nothing like soaking your body in steaming hot water surrounded by picturesque views of snow-capped mountains. But hang on. Why is there an odor of rotten eggs coming...