Scientists Fight Back Against Toxic ‘Forever’ Chemicals

The ubiquitous compounds known as PFAS are nearly indestructible. But scientists are learning to split their ultra-strong carbon-fluorine bonds. more…

Deep tech VCs on what they view as some of the most impactful young startups right now

During this week’s Democratic debate, there was a lot of talk, unsurprisingly, about ensuring the future of this country’s children and grandchildren. Climate change was of particular interest to billionaire Tom Steyer, who said repeatedly that addressing it … more…

Why the Taal Eruption Won't Slow Down Climate Change

An eruption at the Philippines’ Taal volcano sent locals fleeing for cover as towering ash clouds rose on Monday. Lightning licked the plumes of smoke rising from one of the most active volcanoes in an island nation with dozens of others in various states of … more…

Made Entirely From Cells, These Adorable ‘Xenobots’ Are Practically Alive

With the help of a supercomputer, scientists have built tiny machines comprised entirely made of biological materials. Able to survive for days and even weeks, these xenobots could eventually be used to deliver drugs inside the body and to clean up the enviro… more…

Thinx is denying claims that its menstrual underwear contains toxic chemicals in the crotch

Nicky J Sims / Stringer /Getty A writer for Sierra Magazine sent Thinx underwear to nuclear scientist Graham Peaslee, who reportedly said his tests detected the presence of toxic chemicals. Thinx CEO Maria Molland denied the claim and provided different test … more…

Virginia's governor declared a state of emergency and banned firearms at the Capitol ahead of a gun rally, citing a 'credible threat'

AP Photo/Steve Helber Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam declared a state of emergency and banned firearms at the state's capital ahead of a gun rally on Capitol Square on Monday, January 20, 2020 Northam said authorities have intelligence that suggests militia grou… more…

No tweeting: Senators have to keep quiet, stay off iPhones, and remain seated during Trump's impeachment trial
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Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call Senators will not be permitted to use iPhones and will have to keep quiet during President Donald Trump's impeachment trial, according to "decorum guidelines" sent out on Wednesday. Senators are also "requested to remain in their sea… more…

Los Angeles police have seized $300,000 worth of fake makeup. Here's how to tell if your beauty products are the real deal.

Los Angeles Police Department/AP Lillian L. Carranza, the captain of the Los Angeles Police Department's Commercial Crimes Division, tweeted on January 9 that $300,000 worth of counterfeit makeup had been seized from the Downtown LA area. The bust comes nearl… more…

Investors are pouring trillions into the alternative plastics industry — and these companies are racing to deliver
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There are more than 5 trillion pieces of plastic debris in the oceans, and companies are racing to find solutions. More than $30 trillion in global investments are driving companies to innovate alternative forms of plastic.edi Around the world, scientists and… more…

Can CBD Help You Sleep? Here's What The Research Tells Us

Some say CBD knocks them out, others says it's snake oil. What's really going on? more…

Women are putting cigarette-sized sticks into their vaginas to tighten them, but doctors say they're dangerous

Women in Indonesia are inserting cigarette-shaped "madura sticks" into their vaginas in an attempt to tighten them and remove discharge. To use a madura stick, a woman inserts it into her vagina for two to three minutes and then removes it, washes it, and let… more…

These are the top 21 clean-tech startups to watch that are set to transform the energy industry
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VCs flooded the clean-tech industry with nearly $10 billion in 2019, according to PitchBook. It's the second-highest investment sum in a decade. While investors are betting big on clean tech, only five startups have reached unicorn status, with a valuation of… more…

The best bubble bath for kids
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Bubble baths are fun and soothing at the same time, making them the perfect activity for parents to have in their back pocket. Parents want to make sure the products their kids are soaking in are safe, so we talked to experts to find out which ingredients to … more…

Is Your Cannabis Safe? 5 Questions To Ask Yourself

Not all cannabis is created equal. Wise consumers know how to spot the real stuff from the black market poison. more…

Could a Journal Be The Next Productivity Game-Changer?

Self-reflection might make or break your chances of success. more…

Sepsis 'behind one in five deaths worldwide' - what is the condition? - Yahoo News

Sepsis 'behind one in five deaths worldwide' - what is the condition? Yahoo News The Surprising Condition That Causes 1 in 5 Deaths Sepsis Causes Far More Deaths Worldwide Than Thought U.S. News & World Report 1 in 5 Deaths Are Due to Sepsis, … more…

Hamilton scientists find way to dissolve, recycle rubber from car tires - The Province

Scientists in Hamilton have found a way to dissolve the rubber used in car tires, which they say could eventually help keep what is typically a single-use item out of landfills.In a study released … more…

Scientists in Hamilton find way to dissolve, recycle rubber from car tires - CTV News

Scientists in Hamilton have found a way to dissolve the rubber used in car tires, which they say could eventually help keep what is typically a single-use item out of landfills. more…

Our olfactory heritage: researcher preserves scents before they're lost forever

Smell is perhaps more closely intertwined with memory than sight, sound, or any other of our senses. Indeed, scents are an incredibly important part of history and culture. That's why Cecilia Bembibre and her colleagues at the UCL Institute for Sustainable He… more…

Animals use some wild tricks to survive bushfires
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Have you ever wondered how our native wildlife manage to stay alive when an inferno is ripping through their homes, and afterwards when there is little to eat and nowhere to hide? The answer is adaptation and old-fashioned ingenuity. Australia’s bushfire seas… more…


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