Four sham cancer charities were charged with bilking more than $187 million from consumers by telling donors the funds would help cancer patients, including children– but then pocketed the money, federal authorities announced.
Kimberly-Clark Spring Green and Kimberly-Clark Forest Green Nitrile Exam Gloves deliver a range of benefits, including enhanced dexterity, strong wet and dry grip and a way to reduce lab waste.
INTEGRA has expanded its VIAFLO II electronic pipette range to include 50 uL models.
The Motum TS Spray System from Empire Laboratory Automation Systems provides a compact, easy-to-use benchtop device for spraying coatings onto substrates of any type.
In the 14th century, Europe was devastated by the Black Death, a scourge spread by rodent populations. Now, a group of 21st century researchers are trying to forecast where rats and mice and other critters are most likely to spread viruses, bacteria, fungi and other illnesses communicable to humans.
Dead satellites adrift, rocket fragments and shards of tools orbit the planet. The International Space Station has to take evasive action and constantly be on guard for incoming projectiles. But a laser on one of the space station’s modules could shoot the space junk, slowing it enough so that it falls out of orbit.
Biologists have long puzzled about how evolutionary selection, known for its ruthless requirement for efficiency, allows the existence of males— when in so many species their only contribution to reproduction are spermatozoa. Now, research has found, when males compete and females choose over reproduction, it improves population health and protects against extinction, even in the face of genetic stress from high levels of inbreeding.
The combination of global warming and shifting population means that by mid-century, there will be a huge increase in the number of Americans sweating through days that are extremely hot. People are migrating into areas— especially in the South— where the heat is likely to increase more, according to a study that highlighted the places where the double whammy looks to be the biggest.
Many agree that the Big Apple has the best bagels in the world, but many disagree on why. Dive into the chemistry of these tasty breakfast treats with the help of a top chef.
We perceive most mountain ranges as pyramid-shaped masses that steadily narrow as they slope upward. Scientists have found, however, that is not the case. Besides reshaping the mountains in our mind's eye, the findings could lead scientists to reconsider conservation strategies for mountain animal species threatened by climate change.
Seeps from which gas and oil escape were formative to many ancient cultures and societies. They gave rise to legends surrounding the “eternal flames” that were central to ancient religious practices. Modern geologists and oil and gas explorers can learn much by delving into the geomythological stories about the religious and social practices of the ancient world.
Scientists have solved a long-standing mystery about methanogens, unique microorganisms that transform electricity and carbon dioxide into methane. They have demonstrated how methanogens obtain electrons from solid surfaces. The discovery could help scientists design electrodes for microbial "factories" that produce methane gas and other compounds sustainably.
Chemists have helped develop a family of new chemical catalysts that are expected to lower the cost and boost the sustainability of the production of chemical compounds used by a number of industries.
In an Indiana lab, a chamber that mimics the temperature fluctuations, solar radiation and atmospheric pressure of Mars is providing a sample environment of what pioneer organisms might help create a hospitable ecosystem– and human habitation– on the Red Planet.
Researchers have successfully recreated a critical juvenile period in the brains of adult mice. They reactivated brain plasticity– the rapid and robust changes in neural pathways and synapses as a result of learning and experience.