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A Natural Way to Monitor, and Possibly Control Populations of, Stink Bugs


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Anyone who has squashed a stink bug knows why they got their name. Although just a nuisance to homeowners, the insects feed on and damage fruits and vegetables, causing significant economic losses for farmers. Now scientists report in ACS’ Journal...
16-Jul-2014 4:20 PM EDT

American Chemical Society Meeting Features Hands-On Family Event, Energy Symposia

A special hands-on outreach program for children and their families exploring everyday chemistry and two symposia on energy (one on hydraulic fracturing and one on solar fuels) are among the presidential events at the American Chemical Society’s...
10-Jul-2014 9:05 AM EDT

Making a More Healthful, Low-Fat Hot Dog Without Giving Up Texture


Low-fat wieners made with olive oil rather than pork fat make progress toward a healthful alternative hot dog without sacrificing satisfying flavor and texture.
9-Jul-2014 1:00 PM EDT


Highlights for 2014 National Meeting of World’s Largest Scientific Society

Journalists registering for the American Chemical Society’s (ACS’) 248th National Meeting & Exposition this summer will have an abundance of material to mine for their news stories. Nearly 12,000 presentations are planned on a broad range of...
8-Jul-2014 12:00 PM EDT

White Bread Helps Boost Some of the Gut’s ‘Good’ Microbes

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White-bread lovers take heart. Scientists are now reporting that this much-maligned food seems to encourage the growth of some of our most helpful inhabitants — beneficial gut bacteria. In addition to this surprising find, their study in ACS’...
11-Jun-2014 11:00 AM EDT

Understanding Mussels’ Stickiness Could Lead to Better Surgical and Underwater Glues

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A clearer understanding of how mussels stick to surfaces could lead to new classes of adhesives that will work underwater and even inside the body.
4-Jun-2014 8:00 AM EDT

247th American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition Press Conference Schedule

Press Conference Schedule for the 247th American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition, March 16-20, 2014.
3-Mar-2014 8:00 AM EST

Texans Are Turning to a Different Kind of Spirit — Vodka — and Saltier Is Better

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Texans, known for enjoying local beers and Dr Pepper soft drinks, now have a growing beverage industry that would appeal to James Bond, who is well-known for enjoying a good martini. Distillers are producing at least 17 Texas vodkas, researchers...
3-Mar-2014 8:00 AM EST

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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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