Chemistry

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

The Chemicals In Placebos Matter Too

Placebo controls are a gold standard against which new treatments are often measured. If a new treatment consistently proves to be better than a placebo and safe, it can be marketed, sold and prescribed. Otherwise, it can’t – or at least shouldn’t. The pr ...

Article - The Conversation - Oct 1 2019 - 11:18am

Here Are The Chemicals The Organic Industry Exempts For Organic Food In 2019

The organic food industry, even large players like Whole Foods, created a disturbing trend; lying to customers about whether or not organic food uses pesticides or chemicals. In reality, organic food is covered in pesticides. If they were not, instead of o ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Oct 2 2019 - 11:18am

Thanksgiving Chemophobia- If Toxins Scare You, Stop Eating

While driving to my doctor's office to get some persistent Toxicodendron diversilobum (that's poison oak) looked at, I listened to NPR. Just as you would expect of me, my radio stations will all have buttons for NPR, country music, whatever stati ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Oct 5 2019 - 10:17am

DFDT: Nazi Cousin Of DDT Has Been 'Rediscovered' But Will People Want It?

Scientists have written a paper talking about how they "rediscovered" a pesticide that had never really been forgotten but had been ignored because it was created during the Nazi regime and really expensive; DFDT, a chemical relative of DDT. Germ ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Oct 17 2019 - 5:49pm

The Science Of Beer Foam

I'm not much of a drinker, never have been. I have always assumed it was because I did competitive athletics until I was about 25, which means I was outside the age where you 'learn' to like the taste of alcohol, so I never picked it up. Old ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Oct 22 2019 - 10:54pm

Here All The Certified Organic Foods With Carcinogens You Need To Avoid This Thanksgiving

Let's say your Generation Z child is concerned about chemicals in your Thanksgiving meal and you want to avoid that awkward moment when they don't look up from their phones while saying "OK Boomer" as you try to explain to them that all ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Nov 27 2019 - 12:39pm