Chemistry

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

Voodoo Epidemiology: Now BPS Is Causing Obesity. Will The Public Fall For This Hype Again?

Bisphenol S (BPS) and bisphenol F (BPF) are chemicals used in the lining of aluminum-canned food and drinks (to prevent spoilage). They were rolled out as a replacement for bisphenol A (BPA), a compound targeted by activists under claims it might statistic ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Jul 25 2019 - 2:07pm

Another Study Finds Data IARC Ignored Shows The Weedkiller Glyphosate Doesn't Cause Cancer

Another paper has disqualified claims by organic industry trade groups, sympathetic academic journalists, and trial lawyer organizations that the weedkiller glyphosate, which acts on plants, somehow causes human cancer Thee researchers evaluated as yet unp ...

Article - News Staff - Jul 31 2019 - 5:43pm

Dr. Squatch: Soap For Dudes Who Grew Beards To Seem Manly While Agonizing Over Which Organic Hand Cream To Buy

Urban beards are all the rage this decade, often worn by men in Euroweenie tight suits who want to hearken back to older times, when men were manly and not afraid of science. Not so today. If you wear a beard now, it means you want to look masculine while ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Sep 5 2019 - 1:04pm

Sulfur, Sodium- A Mysterious Salt Combination Preserved The Dead Sea Scrolls For Millennia

First discovered in 1947 by Bedouin shepherds looking for a lost sheep, the ancient Hebrew texts now known as the Dead Sea Scrolls are some of the most well-preserved ancient written materials ever found. And among the roughly 900 full or partial scrolls ...

Article - News Staff - Sep 7 2019 - 9:23am

Sticks And Stones May Break Your Bones But This Carbene/Carbocation Reaction Edits Molecular Skeletons

After Friedrich Wohler accidentally synthesized urea in 1828, chemical synthesis- and organic synthesis for that- has been a driving force in pharmaceutical innovation. We live longer and better than ever and we can thank the continuous advancement of synt ...

Article - News Staff - Sep 17 2019 - 4:00am

Decapod Exoskeleton: Calcium Nucleating In The Cuticle

Cuticular structure in a Late Maastrichtian crab, Costacopluma mexicana, from deposits near the town of from near Paredón, Ramos Arizpe in what is now southern Coahuila (formerly Coahuila de Zaragoza), north-eastern Mexico. We see this same species in the ...

Article - Heidi Henderson - Sep 17 2019 - 5:00pm

Teabags Release Nano Particles Into Tea. Should You Be Worried?

A new study worries that teabags containing plastic come with a dose of micro- and nano-sized plastics. ...

Article - News Staff - Sep 25 2019 - 9:36am

The Characteristics Of Award-Winning Wine: Lots Of Sugar And Alcohol

Award winning wines tend to have high ethanol and sugar levels. according to a recent paper in the Journal of Wine Research that sought to know what characteristics were prevalent in the wines that won the top awards at an international wine competition. ...

Article - News Staff - Sep 27 2019 - 12:36pm