ACS News Service Weekly PressPac: October 28, 2015
News Items in This Edition
With increased legalization of marijuana for medicinal and recreational purposes, interest is growing in the potential health effects of its secondhand smoke. A team now reports in ACS’ journal Analytical...
Scientists have developed a new paper device that analyzes DNA and could rapidly and inexpensively assess disparate conditions including hepatitis B and male infertility, which together affect millions of people around...
The Eurasian beaver was brought back from near extinction and now thrives across Europe. But this conservation success story may have had at least one unintended and potentially harmful consequence. Scientists...
Scientists have developed a new hybrid, solar-energy system that harnesses the full spectrum of the sun’s radiation by pairing a photovoltaic cell with polymer films. The films convert the light that goes unused by...
Millions of residents across the U.S. rely on natural gas to heat their homes, stoves and showers. But leaks along the thousands of miles of pipeline that deliver the fuel are a costly — and sometimes deadly — problem. An article...
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ACS Video of the Month
How to Cookie with Science
Chocolate chip cookies are nearly universally adored. People like them in all sorts of textures, sizes and tastes. So how can you make your perfect cookie? Using science, of course. This Reactions episode takes a bite out of baking with the scientific method.
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Are Flushable Wipes Really Flushable?
People who want that fresh feeling after wiping their behinds rely on flushable wipes. But sewer managers and homeowners have been crying foul as more and more pipes get clogged. Are flushable wipes to blame? This episode of Speaking of Chemistry explains: The answer’s complicated.
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