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Burying or burning garbage boosts airborne bacteria, antibiotic resistance genes

Researchers reporting in Environmental Science & Technology have shown that when waste is burned or buried, it can be a source of antibiotic-resistance genes in the air.
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Pharma’s potential impact on water quality

In ACS’ Environmental Science & Technology, researchers report that a single pharmaceutical manufacturing facility could be influencing the water quality of one of Europe’s most important rivers.
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‘Whiskey webs’ are the new ‘coffee ring effect’

The “coffee ring effect” has fascinated scientists for decades, but a team says they have uncovered the web-like pattern that forms when drops of American whiskey dry up. The results, reported in ACS Nano, suggest that these ‘whiskey webs’...
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A new ‘gold standard’ for safer ceramic coatings

Scientists report progress toward a new type of ceramic glaze that includes gold and silver nanoparticles, which are less toxic and more environmentally friendly, while still providing vibrant colors. The researchers are presenting their results...
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Ethylene sensor could help monitor plant health

Researchers reporting in ACS Central Science have developed an easy-to-use, robust sensor that can monitor a plant's development and health.
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Fish scales could make wearable electronics more sustainable

New research in ACS Nano describes a way to make flexible temporary electronic displays from fish scales.
13-Mar-2020 11:15 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Natural organic matter influences arsenic release into groundwater

Microbes in groundwater release arsenic from sediments, and organic matter helps fuel this reaction. Now, researchers reporting in ACS’ Environmental Science & Technology have discovered that the type of natural organic matter (NOM) influences the...
6-Mar-2020 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Comparing PFAS exposures in female firefighters and office workers

Researchers reporting in ACS’ Environmental Science & Technology have compared PFAS in the serum of female firefighters and female office workers, finding higher levels of three compounds in the firefighters.
21-Feb-2020 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites


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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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