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Banana peels purify contaminated water better than an array of other traditional purification materials

- minced banana peel could quickly remove lead and copper from river water as well as, or better than, many other materials. A purification apparatus made of banana peels can be used up to 11 times without losing its metal-binding properties… 293 more words

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Neurosciency Friday: Chemistry Humor, Brain Fitness, Designer Genes

It’s time for this week’s installment of Neurosciency Friday (inspired by NPR Science Friday!), in which I bring you science news and tidbits from around the web! 69 more words

Beer marinade could reduce levels of potentially harmful substances in grilled meats

Public Release: 26-Mar-2014

The smells of summer — the sweet fragrance of newly opened flowers, the scent of freshly cut grass and the aroma of meats cooking on the backyard grill — will soon be upon us. 393 more words

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Zombie Apocalypse Survival Chemistry: Death Cologne (Yes, a Real science release )

Public Release: 24-Mar-2014

Caption: If you believe the doomsayers, a zombie apocalypse is coming, and you need to be prepared. On AMC’s ‘The Walking Dead,’ whose season finale airs Sunday, survivors are always worried about running out of bullets, arrows or even sharp sticks. 99 more words

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Food Science in the News - Food Spoilage Red Light, Green Light

Food waste is a major problem and expiration date confusion is one of the contributing factors. At a meeting of the American Chemical Society one scientist introduced smart-tags which could indicate whether food is fresh or spoiled. 105 more words

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Household bleach can decontaminate food prep surfaces in ricin bioterrorist attack

Public release date: 29-Mar-2011

ANAHEIM, March 29, 2011 — Help for a bioterrorist attack involving ricin, one of the most likely toxic agents, may be as close at hand as the laundry shelf, according to a report presented here today at the 241st National Meeting and Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS). 354 more words

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Walnuts are top nut for heart-healthy antioxidants

Public release date: 27-Mar-2011

ANAHEIM, March 27, 2011 — A new scientific study positions walnuts in the No. 1 slot among a family of foods that lay claim to being among Mother Nature’s most nearly perfect packaged foods: Tree and ground nuts. 494 more words