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New way To Protect Streams and Rivers - Episode 841November 16, 2017 - Mussels could help keep dirty water from fouling streams and rivers.
The Fight against Carcinogens Heats Up - Episode 840November 15, 2017 - Firefighting increases exposure to carcinogens.
Viruses That Can Kill Bacteria - Episode 839November 13, 2017 - Viruses embedded in new ‘sugar-glass’ coating could help kill bacteria found in food.
Sperm Wars - Episode 838November 09, 2017 - ‘Star Wars’ parody inadvertently produces something scientifically useful.
Stop and Smell the Guano: How Fertilizers Saved the World - Episode 837November 08, 2017 - A little more than a hundred years ago, the world's fast-growing population was outstripping humanity's ability to feed itself. Mass starvation was only averted when a pair of brilliant German scientists developed a new chemical process to snatch nitrogen gas from the air and use it to make modern fertilizers. As science writer Thomas Hager explains in this episode of Science Elements, it's a story of wars, greed, bird droppings and a discovery that continues to dramatically shape our lives today. Music: "Wash Out" by Broke for Free, licensed under Creative Commons CC-BY 3.0.
New Discoveries on Nicotine - Episode 836November 06, 2017 - Gender and gut differences could influence nicotine’s hold.
New ‘Popular’ Energy-Storage Method - Episode 835November 02, 2017 - Burned popcorn inspires quest for new energy-storage material.
A ‘Sticky’ Situation Between Personal Care Products - Episode 834November 01, 2017 - A compound banned in soaps products, sticks around.
‘New Hope’ in Fighting Blood Cancers - Episode 833October 30, 2017 - Discovery offers clues to overcoming drug-resistance in blood cancers.
New Surprises for Genes in Bacteria - Episode 832October 26, 2017 - Scientists detect a surprising source for antibiotic resistant genes in bacteria.