ACS News Service Weekly PressPac: December 02, 2015
ACS News Service Weekly PressPac: December 2, 2015
News Items in This Edition
Much to coffee lovers’ delight, drinking three to four cups of coffee per day has been shown to decrease the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Now, scientists report in ACS’ Journal of Natural Products that they have identified two compounds that contribute to this health benefit...
Body sensors, which were once restricted to doctors’ offices, have come a long way. They now allow any wearer to easily track heart rate, steps and sleep cycles around the clock. Soon, they could become even more versatile — with the help of chewing gum...
In October, Macy’s joined a growing list of major retail stores that have pledged to stop selling furniture containing flame retardants. Despite the trend, however, it could take years before widespread exposure declines...
Wind and solar energy projects are growing at a respectable clip. But storing electric power for days when the air is still or when the sun goes down remains a challenge, largely due to cost. That could soon change...
The U.S. hemp industry has suffered from an association problem. Antidrug officials say distinguishing the plant from its psychoactive cousin, marijuana, is too difficult, so growing it has largely been banned. But the tide could be turning for the nutrient-packed crop...
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