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Sunlight degrades polystyrene much faster than expected

Polystyrene persists in the environment for millennia, according to some international governmental agencies. But now researchers have challenged this common assumption with the finding that sunlight can break down polystyrene over a much shorter...
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Cleaning with Bleach Could Create Indoor Air Pollutants

Researchers have discovered that bleach fumes, in combination with light and a citrus compound found in many household products, can form airborne particles that might be harmful when inhaled by pets or people.
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Smartphone-Based Device for Detecting Norovirus, the ‘Cruise Ship’ Microbe (Video)

Made infamous by outbreaks on cruise ships, norovirus can really ruin a vacation, causing severe vomiting, diarrhea and stomach pain. But the highly infectious virus can also strike closer to home, with water- and foodborne outbreaks occurring in...
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Unraveling the History and Science Behind Ancient Decorative Metal Threads

When it comes to historical fashion, nothing stands out more than an item woven with shiny metal threads. These threads have been woven into textiles since ancient times and have been used by cultures around the world.
20-Aug-2019 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Nanoparticles Could Someday Give Humans Built-in Night Vision

Movies featuring heroes with superpowers, such as flight, X-ray vision or extraordinary strength, are all the rage.
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Skin Creams Aren’t What We Thought They Were

Anyone who has gone through the stress and discomfort of raw, irritated skin knows the relief that comes with slathering on a creamy lotion. Topical creams generally contain a few standard ingredients
20-Aug-2019 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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‘MasSpec Pen’ for Accurate Cancer Detection During Surgery

A major challenge for cancer surgeons is to determine exactly where a tumor starts and where it ends. Removing too much tissue can impair normal functions, but not taking enough can mean the disease could recur.
20-Aug-2019 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Chipping Away at How Ice Forms Could Keep Windshields, Power Lines Ice-Free

How does ice form? Surprisingly, science hasn’t fully answered that question. Differences in ice formation on various surfaces still aren’t well understood, but researchers today will explain their finding that the arrangements that surface...
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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...
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