Chemistry

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

Just A Dud? Swan Book ‘Count Down’ Alleging Apocalyptic Threat Of Extinction Due To Chemicals Greatly Disappoints

“A theory that explains everything, explains nothing.” ― Karl Popper 1 ...

Article - Gregory Bond - Mar 19 2021 - 9:47am

A Day Without Antimicrobials

Before 2020, it’s likely the word “antimicrobial” did not often cross your mind. Perhaps you walked down the cleaning aisle in the grocery store and saw a disinfectant with the phrase “Kills 99.9% of Germs,” but it’s likely that you didn’t give it too muc ...

Article - Komal K. Jain - Mar 30 2021 - 6:01am

Spent Grain From Beer Making As Human Food

Beer has been important throughout human history. Given how dangerous water was in the past, it is arguably true that civilization would not exist without beer. Yet if you make your own, you have to think about waste. Spent grain, the malt and adjuncts lef ...

Article - News Staff - Apr 6 2021 - 2:17pm