Chemistry

Native Honey Tastes Better? Okay, But Diabetes Health Claims Don't Add Up

In Australia, native people have long contended that  native stingless bee honey had special health properties. Like the well-known Apis mellifera honeybees, stingless bees live in permanent colonies made up of a single queen and workers, who collect polle ...

Article - News Staff - Jul 23 2020 - 1:37pm

Molecular Diffusion And Chemical Reaction Are Unrelated? A New Challenge In Chemistry

Common chemical reactions accelerate Brownian diffusion by sending long-range ripples into the surrounding solvent, which would mean that molecular diffusion and chemical reaction are related. Yet that would violate a central dogma of chemistry; that molec ...

Article - News Staff - Jul 31 2020 - 8:48am

Sour Beer: The Science

Sour beer is not a defect. Some people like the tart, tangy brew which results when wild yeast and bacteria are allowed to grow in freshly brewed beer (wort) and then ferment. It's the opposite of the fresher beer many desire and began as a niche mar ...

Article - News Staff - Aug 17 2020 - 9:12am

Tennessee Whiskey: The Science Of The Lincoln County Process

You can't market a "Tennessee whiskey" unless it goes through charcoal filtration called the Lincoln County Process, named such after the locale of the original Jack Daniel's distillery.  Charcoal is not exclusive to American blended wh ...

Article - News Staff - Sep 7 2020 - 11:09am

Phosphine On Venus Sounds Obscure But Here Is Why It's A Big Deal

On Sept. 14, 2020, a new planet was added to the list of potentially habitable worlds in the Solar System: Venus. ...

Article - The Conversation - Sep 19 2020 - 6:01am

New Crystal Form Of Deltamethrin Insecticide Is Up To 12 Times More Effective

Mosquitoes spread malaria but because wealthy nations wiped it out before declaring insecticides bad, it's easy to forget that insecticides are the only effective way to control the mosquitoes that spread a disease which still kills 400,000 each year ...

Article - News Staff - Oct 13 2020 - 11:35am

New Paper Claims Your Living Room Causes Diabetes

In the modern world of chemistry, where we can detect parts per billion, trillion, and even quadrillion, we can detect anything we want in anything else. In the modern world of epidemiology, we can also link anything to anything we want, as Harvard School ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Nov 10 2020 - 6:22pm

How Cranberries Set Off The Chemophobia Craze

On Sept. 6, 1958, the “natural” food movement and chemophobia as we know it were born. On that day, the Food Additives Amendment of 1958, which modified the U.S. Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act of 1938, came into force. Also known as the Delaney Clause, it st ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Nov 27 2020 - 11:16am

Cholestyramine Taken With Daptomycin Prevents Antimicrobial Resistance

Antibiotic resistance is a serious problem. Nature constantly evolves new ways to kill, which means pathogens will develop new methods of resistance to current treatments, but pharmaceutical companies also have little incentive to develop new antibiotics. ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Dec 1 2020 - 4:42pm

The Biden Administration Should Eliminate EPA's Strange New Unscientific Approach To Pesticide Evaluations

Imagine you hire a plumber and he needs to work on your plumbing and instead of coming over to fix that he sends his cousin who owns a lawn service. That is analogous to what is happening at EPA regarding a common herbicide (the second most popular in the ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Feb 16 2021 - 2:18pm