Chemistry

It's The Calories In Pizza That Will Make You Fat, Not The Box: Congress Wants To Ban The Box

A few years ago I sent an employee to a debate to argue over what was more harmful for your body, the pizza or the pizza box. I am not kidding. A subset of activists absolutely says with straight faces that a trace chemical in a box is more harmful than ge ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Jan 13 2020 - 6:32pm

EPA Ends Atrazine Homeopathy, And Trial Lawyers Are Upset

In 2002, Berkeley Professor Tyrone Hayes got a paper titled "Hermaphroditic, demasculinized frogs after exposure to the herbicide atrazine at low ecologically relevant doses" published in Proceedings of the National Academies of Science. In it, h ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Jan 28 2020 - 6:41pm

Genetically Engineered Bacteria To Combat The Cause Of Colony Collapse Disorder In Bees

Sometimes bees die off in large groups. Since the first beekeeping recorded in history, in the 10th century, there have been documented cases where entire hives perished. Some blamed bad bee husbandry, some blamed weather, and then in recent cases some tri ...

Article - News Staff - Jan 30 2020 - 4:03pm

The Chemistry Of Love

There's science in love, you know, and that means there's science in Valentine's Day. Science on Valentine's Day is like cold fusion instead of ethanol. Completely wonderful. And we have it all right here. Not sure who to date? Garth Su ...

Article - News Staff - Feb 13 2020 - 3:06pm

Correlation Hype: Your Car Seats Are Not Giving You Cancer

A U.C. Riverside environmentalist is sounding the alarm about your commute.  Professor David Volz and colleagues hand-picked 90 commuter students who were given silicone wristbands to wear for five days. The goal was to find organophosphate esters on the w ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Feb 15 2020 - 9:30am