Rachel Carson's most well-known book, Silent Spring, described the harmful effects of pesticides on the environment. In 2012, the book was designated a National Historic Chemical Landmark by the American Chemical Society for its role in the development of the modern environmental movement.
The electricity of a lightning strike does not have a temperature, per se, but the air around a bolt of lightning can reach a temperature of 54,000 degrees Fahrenheit, which is 5 times hotter than the surface of the sun which is a mere 10,000 degrees Fahrenheit. The central region of the sun, however, is much hotter than lightning at 27 million degrees Fahrenheit.
Tetranitratoxycarbon is a hypothetically-possible molecule, unknown to science until ten-year-old Clara Lazen (a fifth-grader in Kansas City, Missouri) assembled a model of it in her science class in 2012. As an oxygen-rich compound of carbon and nitrogen, it is similar to nitroglycerin and is predicted to have explosive properties.
There are a lot of scientific papers out there. One estimate puts the count at 1.8 million articles published each year, in about 28,000 journals. Who actually reads those papers? According to one 2007 study, not many people: half of academic papers are read only by their authors and journal editors, and the average number of readers for a published scientific paper is only 0.6.