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How to Ensure the Safety of Cosmetics

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In recent years, environmental groups have been calling out cosmetic preservatives as suspected endocrine disruptors, cancer-causing agents and skin irritants. The campaigns have resulted in new restrictions on certain preservatives. But, as...
30-Nov-2016 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Urine Test for Fatigue Could Help Prevent Accidents

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Doctors, pilots, air traffic controllers and bus drivers have at least one thing in common — if they're exhausted at work, they could be putting lives at risk. But the development of a new urine test, reported in the ACS journal Analytical...
30-Nov-2016 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Biomass Heating Could Get a 'Green' Boost with the Help of Fungi

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In colder weather, people have long been warming up around campfires and woodstoves. Lately, this idea of burning wood or other biomass for heat has surged in popularity as an alternative to using fossil fuels. Now, in the journal ACS Sustainable...
30-Nov-2016 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Vapors From Some Flavored E-Liquids Contain High Levels of Aldehydes

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Traditional cigarettes pose a well-established risk to smokers' health, but the effects of electronic cigarettes are still being determined. Helping to flesh out this picture, researchers are reporting in the ACS journal Environmental Science &...
30-Nov-2016 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Mimicking Bug Eyes Could Brighten Reflective Signs and Clothes

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That bright, reflective coating used on road signs, bicycles and clothing are important safety measures at night. They help drivers get to their destinations while avoiding bicyclists and pedestrians in low-light conditions. Now, inspired by the...
30-Nov-2016 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Solar Smart Window Could Offer Privacy and Light Control on Demand

Smart windows get darker to filter out the sun's rays on bright days, and turn clear on cloudy days to let more light in. This feature can help control indoor temperatures and offers some privacy without resorting to aids such as mini-blinds. Now...
16-Nov-2016 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Salty Snow Could Affect Air Pollution in the Arctic

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In pictures, the Arctic appears pristine and timeless with its barren lands and icy landscape. In reality, the area is rapidly changing. Scientists are working to understand the chemistry behind these changes to better predict what could happen to...
16-Nov-2016 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Improving Cryopreservation for a Longer-Lasting Blood Supply

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Freezing and reanimating your body is still science fiction, but cryopreserving cells and certain tissues for future use is a reality. Still, the process could use some improvements to make it more useful in emergencies. In a recent study in the...
16-Nov-2016 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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American Chemical Society’s President Comments on Award of 2015 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

7-Oct-2015 7:05 AM EDT

New Ingredients Keep Us Screaming for Ice Cream

Scientists in Wisconsin have discovered an ingredient that prevents the formation of ice crystals that can spoil the smooth, silky texture of ice cream and other frozen foods. The substance, which acts like an antifreeze, is non-toxic and doesn't...
13-Jun-2008 1:00 PM EDT

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