Many think that “New is better.” In technology, such thinking often proves true. But is it always the case? No. Consider pharmacology. New drugs promise improved health, a better quality of life. Yet negative side effects, some not having had sufficient time to surface, may discourage a medication’s use, perhaps even warranting its removal from […]
Among blood-sucking insects, the bed bug has not been accused of being a vector of disease – transmitting disease to human hosts. Why is that so?
Metals are often confusing. Let’s explore the definition of a metal through chemistry via the Periodic Table of the Elements.
In the cult movie, Reefer Madness, we witness teenagers lured to smoke marijuana – the teens then ultimately become paranoid and delusional as a result. Is this an accurate portrayal of the effects of marijuana – and are there any mitigating benefits of this drug? Marijuana & Science: Positives and Negatives Contrary to popular opinion, […]
Potassium Bromate – a wheat flour additive that is linked to cancer – still exists in some baked goods. Why is this chemical a problem?
Chemical analysis is a tried and true technique–it has evolved from large scale to micro analysis, allowing laboratories to identify compounds via residue.
Hospital stays for depression can be lengthy. Ketamine, a new way to treat depression, could shorten triage time for depression.
Can we eliminate chemical warfare? Perhaps, not, but scientists seek antidotes and vaccines to chemicals used in warfare.
Pay per click ads (PPC) have a big problem: click fraud. Texas researchers find that a neutral party’s investigation could save Internet ads.
While consumers have benefited from lower gas prices, higher discretionary spending hasn’t been enough to trigger large gains in the economy. Why not?