Chemistry

Why Leopard Miracle Honey Is A Supplement That Works- It Contains Actual Medicine Illegally

Supplement distributor USA LESS has been forced to recall all of its LEOPARD Miracle Honey, which touts itself as "an instant source of energy and enhancement of male vitality", from stores because the U.S. Food and Drug Administration discovered ...

Article - News Staff - Mar 25 2019 - 5:07pm

Like The Periodic Table? Thank Female Scientists

Discussion of the periodic table of elements often ends with simply invoking Dmitri Mendeleev, the Russian chemist who formulated the Periodic Law and used it to correct the properties of some already discovered elements, not to mention predicting the prop ...

Article - News Staff - Apr 1 2019 - 6:00am

An Electrochemical Way To Make Lead Pipes Safe Forever

Though lead levels across America are far safer than even a generation ago, the lack of a solid answer on what the safe level is leads to concern that leaching, such as from water pipes, could be harmful.  As the crisis in Flint, Michigan a few years ago s ...

Article - News Staff - Apr 3 2019 - 12:17pm

Triclosan And 27 Other Ingredients No Longer Allowed In Hand Sanitizers

Consumer hand sanitizers are popular, and they became more popular when brands started advertising they used the same chemicals hospitals use. FDA allowed it starting in 1994 (1994 Health Care Antiseptic TFM (June 17, 1994, 59 FR 31402)), the same year th ...

Article - News Staff - Apr 11 2019 - 12:52pm

IARC Alone: EPA Confirms Again That Glyphosate Does Not Cause Cancer

There is a big difference between a trial lawyer convincing a jury in one of America's most anti-science regions that an herbicide that only acts on plants might be able to cause human cancer, and scientists with knowledge of chemistry, biology, and t ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Apr 30 2019 - 4:54pm

Will We Finally Get A Viable Alternative To Styrofoam?

Advocates for getting rid of gasoline love to use images from the 19th century, asking why the public is not using modern alternatives. They try to allege it is a corporate effort to suppress competitors but the argument doesn't work very well when th ...

Article - News Staff - May 15 2019 - 10:20am

Your Meat Does Not Bleed- But That People Think It Does Is Important For Plant-Based Substitutes

If you have cooked a steak or a hamburger you know that by the time you are ready to serve it, and certainly after you cut or bite into it, there will be liquid that oozes out of it.  Anti-meat groups know it isn't blood(1) but they use that imagery t ...

Article - Hank Campbell - May 22 2019 - 9:42am

Capricious California: Coffee Won"t Have A Prop 65 Warning, Which Means Few Products Should

After attracting scorn with bizarre classifications of a weedkiller, bacon, and hot tea, the French statistics group known as the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) decided to puncture claims that activists had manipulated the process by do ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Jun 5 2019 - 11:01am

Genetic Engineering May Lead To A World Where Malaria Can Be Contained Without DDT

DDT and other chemicals remain the most effective way to contain malaria- by eliminating the disease vectors that spread it. But even though the U.S. EPA has written the book for how DDT is to be sprayed inside homes, it was banned here over the objections ...

Article - News Staff - Jun 28 2019 - 8:37am

No Toothpaste? Brush Your Teeth With An Arak Tree Twig

Most people use toothbrushes, toothpaste and dental floss to clean their teeth, but their use is by no means universal. Many indigenous groups, as well as people in developing countries, use traditional techniques to clean their teeth. Some of these techn ...

Article - The Conversation - Jul 10 2019 - 5:00am