A new invention helps researchers study the body’s chemistry; A spray-on coating could eventually replace plastic wrap; How to stay cool while lowering your energy bill; And finally, women in science don’t always get credit for their work.
New research shows that more than 99% of commonly used chemicals aren’t sustainable. Then, researchers have identified unique differences between autism symptoms in boys versus girls. And finally, how paper airplanes are inspiring new types of flying robots.
Researchers believe “SynBio” may eventually help address hunger, pollution, and other modern problems. Yet in the wrong hands, synthetic biology could unleash terrible biological weapons. Experts discuss.
Advancements in genetic science are often clouded in ethical controversy. Often, scientists are accused of “playing God.” Experts discuss a new platform where scientists and public can debate it, and from which education can be disseminated.
Researchers have discovered a variety of components in foods that are essential to health but are low in quantity in most diets. One of these is a set of compounds called polyamines. Researchers explain what they are, how they work, and how people can replace those that are needed in the diet.
For decades, doctors have believed depression and anxiety were the result of chemical imbalances. However, a journalist’s investigation shows there are many factors involved.
A noted expert discusses the vast amount that we don't know about chemicals and how tougher regulation in other countries could help keep Americans safer.
Biofilm is resistant to many antibiotics and is gaining new attention as a source of hard to eradicate infections.