Chemistry

Natural Zinc Sulfides Are Ruining The Mary Rose, But Science Can Fix It

As the crown jewel of Henry VIII’s, its flagship, the Mary Rose, patrolled the Atlantic with her heavy cannons for 34 years. It then spend 437 more buried beneath the turbulent English Channel before being recovered and placed on display at the Mary Rose M ...

Article - News Staff - Nov 17 2021 - 11:45am

Sulfur And Iron Haunt The Ghost Wreck

Analysis of the wood from three 17th century shipwrecks in the Baltic Sea, the Ghost wreck, the Crown and the Sword, showed high concentrations of sulfur and iron using X-ray fluorescence (XRF) scanning. Scientists from the same team have previously repor ...

Article - News Staff - Nov 17 2021 - 2:28pm

In A Pandemic World, Be Thankful For Pesticides

This year, you're going to pay 24 percent more for a turkey, a tough bite out of the wallet for poor people and a dose of reality for economists and armchair pundits who claimed prior to today's "stagflation" that higher prices are no c ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Nov 23 2021 - 6:32am

Sulfoxaflor: EPA Just Gave Them A Fantastic Endorsement For Environmental Health

We may be our own worst critics, but America continues to lead the world in science, science literacy, and science policy. Anyone who has tried to navigate science policy in Europe knows how bad it can get when the discourse is hijacked by government-funde ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Feb 7 2022 - 1:19pm

Skin Bleaching: How Lead Cosmetics Poisoned 18th-Century European Socialites

Eighteenth-century socialites have been depicted as vain, silly women who were poisoned by their white lead makeup. The Countess of Coventry, Maria Gunning — a society hostess renowned for her beauty — is said to have refused to stop wearing foundation co ...

Article - The Conversation - Feb 27 2022 - 11:55am

Why Your Expensive Restaurant Mac And Cheese Probably Has Velveeta

I make macaroni and cheese quite a lot. I like to eat it on Fridays and for friends and family on holidays. I have sampled mac and cheese all across the country. I am no Guy Fieri, but I have gotten around, and I can tell you with a great deal of confidenc ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Mar 16 2022 - 9:39pm