Chemistry

Soy Shows Promise As Natural Anti-microbial Agent: Study

Soy isoflavones and peptides may inhibit the growth of microbial pathogens that cause food-borne illnesses, according to a new study from University of Guelph researchers. Soybean derivatives are already a mainstay in food products, such as cooking oils, ...

Article - News Staff - Apr 25 2016 - 2:43pm

In Chemistry, 1 Minus 1 Doesn't Have To Equal 0

In the world of chemistry, one minus one almost always equals zero. ...

Article - News Staff - Apr 27 2016 - 9:20am

Hazard Categorization Of Chemicals: Different Tools Provide Different Results

This month, the International Agency for Research on Cancer will issue another paper suggesting a chemical causes cancer- probably one of the compounds in coffee- and journalists will read what IARC actually claims about calculating risk and assume IARC ca ...

Article - News Staff - May 5 2016 - 12:45pm

Keeping Fruit Fresh Without Refrigeration- Using Silk

Thanks to science and technology, food is no longer a luxury, it is a commodity. If anti-science groups spent less time scaring uneducated people and more time caring about humanity, there would be enough food to feed 10 billion people right now, just by ...

Article - News Staff - May 6 2016 - 7:39am

Bending Hot Molecules In Extreme Environments

Hot molecules, which are found in extreme environments such as the edges of fusion reactors, are much more reactive than those used to understand reaction studies at ambient temperature. Detailed knowledge of their reactions is relevant for modeling nucle ...

Article - News Staff - May 19 2016 - 12:23pm

Succinic Acid From Wood Could Replace Oil In The Chemical Industry

While Greenpeace is using black hat tactics to take out companies that don't submit to their efforts at racketeering, the pro-science community recognizes that renewable wood could be used to replace oil. Much of te present-day chemical industry is b ...

Article - News Staff - Jun 13 2016 - 11:32am

Weekend Science: Chill Coffee Beans For A Better Brew

In the lead up to the World Barista Championships, University of Bath scientists say brewing more flavorsome coffee could be as simple as chilling the beans before grinding. A team from the University working with renowned Bath coffee shop Colonna&Sma ...

Article - News Staff - Jun 17 2016 - 6:30am

Cost Doesn't Matter, Almost Half Of Popular Sunscreens Don't Offer Adequate Protection

Jessica Alba's "Honest" company has been criticized for being frauds but it's not alone. Though the variation in cost for sunscreen protection averages well over 3,000, the variation is protection is not very much. Like with organic fo ...

Article - News Staff - Jul 7 2016 - 3:43pm

Mind The (Risk Perception) Gap On BPA

It is commonly perceived that natural chemicals are safe while manmade substances may be harmful.  These perceptions, however, if not supported by scientific evidence, can result in risk perception gaps that can cause us to worry more than warranted by th ...

Article - Steve Hentges - Jul 18 2016 - 9:08am

Toxins In E-Cigarette Vapor Increase With Heat And Frequency Of Use

Electronic cigarettes have grown in popularity as an alternative to traditional cigarette smoking- the idea is that since they are just nicotine vapor, users will not be placed in peril by the 200 toxic chemicals in cigarette smoke. Still, they are contro ...

Article - News Staff - Jul 27 2016 - 4:20pm