My recent news story about a study that finds no developmental or reproductive effects in lab rats from drinking tap water might give people a sigh of relief. Yet the verdict is definitely still out on this topic. As I describe in Chemical & Engineering News, the latest published research from a long-term multi-lab study sponsored […]
While the geeks are on vacation, the geeklets are running the show. Herewith, a post from Laura’s daughter, Adelaide, age 12: During our trips to the West Coast, my brother and I enjoy playing on the rock beach at our grandparents’ house in the San Juan Islands. The other day, we noticed a rather frightening, […]
Such interesting developments coming out of India on the nano-biomedical technology front. In one of the latest developments, scientists have combined Cobra venom with gold nanoparticles to target leukemia. Researchers at the University of Calcutta have synthesized a new, anticancer nanocomposite by fusing a protein found in Cobra venom with modified gold nanoparticles. This nanocomposite induced controlled […]
Sixty-one, according to Office Max. That’s 40.5 linear feet of AirSpeed “inflatable void fill packaging.” #sustainability #greenwash I opened the oversized box and long stretches of plastic-cushion chains popped out, like some giant snakes-in-a-peanut-brittle-can gag. Each cushion bears the words “Please Recycle” in large letters. The manufacturer, Pregis, prides itself on its environmentalism, using reclaimed […]
That’s how far the citizens of Pacific Grove, CA, will go to protect these fragile insects. Monarch butterflies west of the Rockies have been overwintering on this peninsula for eons. #ecology (photo: paulabflat)
Or, for that matter, measles and rubella. If as a child you learned about mumps from The Little Golden Book called Richard Scarry’s Chipmunk’s ABC, you can thank Maurice R. Hilleman, who in his lifetime developed some 40 vaccines, including the first one for mumps, saving millions of lives. Among the amazing stats in an article about him in […]
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