Last update:

A new way to create pumpkin spice products, drugs, cosmetics

"Like oil and water" doesn't apply just to personal relationships that aren't working. It also applies to the challenges scientists face when combining spices and other products that conventionally do not mix well in producing ...

Electrochemistry amps up in pharma

Sparked by several high-profile reports, electrochemistry—using electricity to perform chemical reactions like oxidation and reduction—is gaining popularity in the pharmaceutical field. Some researchers have embraced ...

Will lithium-air batteries ever take flight?

Amid growing climate concerns, many governments and scientists worldwide are trying to reduce air travel's environmental impact. Electric planes are a possible solution, but better batteries are needed to power large aircraft ...

The sweet taste of innovation

Would that ice-cold bottle of soda taste as refreshing, knowing that it contains 65 grams (5 tablespoons) of added sugar? With a new U.S. food-labeling policy set to kick in, public health groups are banking on the answer ...

Scientists enhance color and texture of cultured meat

A team of Tufts University-led researchers exploring the development of cultured meat found that the addition of the iron-carrying protein myoglobin improves the growth, texture and color of bovine muscle grown from cells ...

Could young blood hold secrets to longer, healthier life?

In what sounds like a scene from a science fiction movie, researchers in 2005 stitched together old and young mice so they shared a circulatory system. Youthful blood seemingly rejuvenated many tissues of the elderly rodents, ...

Affordable and mobile purification of dialysis water

People who suffer from end stage renal desease frequently undergo dialysis on a fixed schedule. For patients this artificial washing of the blood is a major burden. To remove toxins from the blood, large quantities of dialysis ...

Nobel week continues with the Chemistry Prize

The 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry will be announced Wednesday, a day after the Physics award was given to a Canadian-American cosmologist and two Swiss scientists.

Reaffirming the value of international collaborations

Scientific collaborations across the globe are an important part of modern research. However, political and economic strife between governments, such as current tensions between the U.S. and China, can threaten these vital ...

Can going nuclear combat climate change?

To mitigate climate change, the proportion of low-carbon electricity generation must increase from today's 36% to 85% by 2040, the International Energy Agency (IEA) says. IEA and other advocates argue that nuclear power could ...

Getting mac and cheese to Mars

Washington State University scientists have developed a way to triple the shelf life of ready-to-eat macaroni and cheese, a development that could have benefits for everything from space travel to military use.

The rise, fall and resurgence of gene therapy

Twenty years ago, scientists and investors were giddy over the promise of gene therapy to cure a host of deadly diseases. But the tragic death of a young man from an experimental treatment in 1999 nearly ended a scientist's ...

Other news

Materials Science
Machine learning-assisted molecular design for high-performance organic photovoltaic materials
Photos show evidence of life on Mars, Ohio entomologist claims
Space Exploration
First detection of sugars in meteorites gives clues to origin of life
Scientists find evidence of missing neutron star
Endangered whales react to environmental changes
Exoplanet axis study boosts hopes of complex life, just not next door
Plants & Animals
Coming to a head: How vertebrates became predators by tweaking the neural crest
New statistical model improves the predictive power of standardized test scores
New danger for corals in warming oceans: Metal pollution
Social Sciences
Conspiracy theorists actively seek out their online communities
Earth Sciences
Rare gas find solves puzzle of Southern Africa's soaring landscape
New antenna tech to equip ceramic coatings with heat radiation control
Archaeology & Fossils
Modern technology reconstructs properties of ochre, commonly found in ancient rock art
General Physics
Study on surface damage to vehicles traveling at hypersonic speeds
Social Sciences
Husbands' stress increases if wives earn more than 40 per cent of household income: study
Blowtorch jets from a black hole drive starbirth
Optics & Photonics
Light-sensing camera may help detect extraterrestrial life, dark matter
Space Exploration
Earth's magnetic song recorded for the first time during a solar storm
Archaeology & Fossils
Infants from 2100 years ago found with helmets made of children's skulls
Optics & Photonics
A remote control for everything small