US town bans bottled water
Water, water everywhere—just not in plastic bottles, says a town in the US state of Massachusetts.
Sorting plastic waste: A magnetic game
More than one third of the total plastic production in Europe—about 14 million tonnes per year—are polyolefins, also known as polyalkenes. This is a family of polymers used for the manufacture of a variety ...
Fight obesity? Add sales tax to soda tab
Presenting a united front in the war on obesity, diabetes and other nutrition-related disorders, seven of America’s leading public health and economics experts are urging passage of taxes on sugar-sweetened ...
Got a decision to make? Get some sugar in your system: study
If you're about to try to negotiate a pay rise, it might be a good idea to have a sugary drink beforehand, according to a study published this week in Psychological Science.
Fructose sugar makes maturing human fat cells fatter, less insulin-sensitive
Fructose, the sugar widely used as high-fructose corn syrup in soft drinks and processed foods, often gets some of the blame for the widespread rise in obesity. Now a laboratory study has found that when fructose is present ...
Heat forms potentially harmful substance in high-fructose corn syrup
Researchers have established the conditions that foster formation of potentially dangerous levels of a toxic substance in the high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) often fed to honey bees. Their study, which appears ...
'Diet' drinks linked to risk of premature birth
What is the true cost of conservation worldwide? Billions, annually
The world's governments will need to invest billions annually to reduce the extinction risk for all known threatened species, a new study by University of Sussex biologist Dr Jörn Scharlemann and an international ...
FDA questions safety of alcoholic energy drinks
(AP) -- The Food and Drug Administration is challenging makers of alcohol-infused energy drinks to prove their beverages are safe, citing complaints that the products can cause risky behavior and injury.
Research shows sugary drinks do not cause weight gain
New research from Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, shows that sugary drinks, consumed in moderate quantities, do not promote weight gain, carbohydrate craving or adverse mood effects in overweight women ...
Fujifilm shows off bendable 'Beat' diaphragm speaker
Israeli scientists develop date-rape drug detector
The days of having to cart your cocktail to the ladies room may be over: two Israeli scientists say they have developed a sensor that can accurately detect date-rape drugs in drinks 100 percent of the time.
Beer brewing comes clean
Behind a simple glass of cold beer lies a quiet industrial revolution promising to take the brewing industry by storm. Although the world's breweries have been recovering CO2 from the brewing process for ...
Metal shortages alert from leading geologists
Geologists are warning of shortages and bottlenecks of some metals due to an insatiable demand for consumer products.