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Chemists speak out on sexual harassment in academia

(American Chemical Society) Sexual misconduct on college campuses is an age-old problem that continues to plague students and faculty, and is now the subject of renewed debate. It can traumatize those who are harassed, and change the course of people's careers. Show More Summary

Smokers who quit have metabolite levels that resemble those of nonsmokers

(American Chemical Society) Even after years of smoking, the body has a remarkable ability to repair itself. Now in a study appearing in ACS' Journal of Proteome Research, scientists report that certain metabolic changes occur soon after quitting, and these changes could help explain how some ill-effects of smoking might be reversible.

Sushi's sublime secrets (video)

(American Chemical Society) Sushi is sublime. Just fresh fish and seasoned rice in its simplest form served one on top of the other, or rolled up with some veggies in a seaweed wrapper. But creates the subtle interplay of flavors in your tuna nigiri? Take a deep dive into the chemistry of rice, fish and seaweed in this video from Reactions:

Cassini's legacy and the atmospheric chemistry of Titan (video)

(American Chemical Society) The Cassini-Huygens mission to Saturn, a collaboration between NASA and the European Space Agency, is set to end on Sept. 15. The mission has told us a great deal about the unique and unexpected chemistry of Saturn's moon Titan, and it has changed the way we think about our own planet and the entire solar system. Show More Summary

'Peel-and-go' printable structures fold themselves

(Massachusetts Institute of Technology) In a paper appearing in the American Chemical Society's journal Applied Materials and Interfaces, researchers from MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) and colleagues report something new: a printable structure that begins to fold itself up as soon as it's peeled off the printing platform.

Toward unbreakable encrypted messages

(American Chemical Society) Chinese researchers recently announced a landmark advancement: They used a satellite orbiting Earth to beam pairs of quantum-entangled photons to two Tibetan mountaintops more than 700 miles apart. This distance blew the previous record out of the water. Show More Summary

Self-folding electronics could enable advanced robotics (video)

(American Chemical Society) As demand grows for more versatile, advanced robotics and other technologies, the need for components that can enable these applications also increases. Producing such components en masse has been a major challenge. Show More Summary

Reducing leather pollution with molten salts

(American Chemical Society) From handbags and jackets to car interiors, leather products are almost everywhere. But processing the leather for these luxury items creates a lot of potentially harmful pollution. Now, one group reports in ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering a new method for processing leather that is more eco-friendly.

Why do phone batteries sometimes explode? (video)

(American Chemical Society) Lithium-ion batteries have become a ubiquitous part of the digital revolution, but not without a serious setback. They keep spontaneously exploding, and consumers are getting sick of it. So, what's the underlying...Show More Summary

The chemicals we leave behind (video)

(American Chemical Society) Everything we use is made out of chemicals. So it's not surprising that we pick up a lot of foreign molecules from what we bump into all the time, from our multivitamins to the gas we put in our cars. Scientists are learning how to use these chemicals to tell us new information about our everyday lives. Show More Summary

Substance in coffee delays onset of diabetes in laboratory mice

(American Chemical Society) In recent years, researchers have identified substances in coffee that could help quash the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. But few of these have been tested in animals. Now in study appearing in ACS'Show More Summary

Keychain detector could catch food allergens before it's too late

(American Chemical Society) For kids and adults with food allergies, a restaurant outing can be a fraught experience. Even when care is taken, freshly prepared or packaged meals can accidentally become cross-contaminated with an offending food and trigger a reaction. Show More Summary

Ozone limits at play as EPA, industry and environmental groups weigh in

(American Chemical Society) After the Environmental Protection Agency initially announced a delay in enforcing stricter ozone limits, the agency now plans to meet the original October deadline for implementing the new standards. ButShow More Summary

How rubber makes sports possible (video)

(American Chemical Society) Sports balls of all varieties owe their resilience and reliability to an unusual polymer -- one whose derivatives and spinoffs are everywhere you look, from cars to shoes to rocket fuel. Learn about rubber, the all-star's best friend, in this new video from Reactions:

Sci-Hub Faces $4,8 Million Piracy Damages and ISP Blocking

Sci-Hub, which is regularly referred to as the "Pirate Bay of science," faces another setback in a US federal court. After the site's operator failed to respond, the American Chemical Society now requests a default judgment of $4.8 million for alleged copyright infringement. Show More Summary

University of Wisconsin professor wins ACS' Grady-Stack award for science communication

(American Chemical Society) Bassam Z. Shakhashiri, Ph.D., a chemistry professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and director of the Wisconsin Initiative for Science Literacy, is the 2018 recipient of the American Chemical Society's James T. Show More Summary

Biosensor could help diagnose illnesses directly in serum

(American Chemical Society) In this age of fast fashion and fast food, people want things immediately. The same holds true when they get sick and want to know what's wrong. But performing rapid, accurate diagnostics on a serum sample without complex and time-consuming manipulations is a tall order. Show More Summary

Fish food for marine farms harbor antibiotic resistance genes

(American Chemical Society) From isolated caves to ancient permafrost, antibiotic-resistant bacteria and genes for resistance have been showing up in unexpected places. As scientists puzzle over how genes for antibiotic resistance arise...Show More Summary

Making 3-D printing safer

(American Chemical Society) Within the past decade, 3-D printers have gone from bulky, expensive curiosities to compact, more affordable consumer products. At the same time, concerns have emerged that nanoparticles released from the machines during use could affect consumers' health. Show More Summary

The spacefaring power of... pee? (video)

(American Chemical Society) Space scientists have to take advantage of all the materials available to them on a deep-space mission. Even human waste can be a valuable resource. Learn how urine has the potential to become everything from hand tools to nutritional supplements in this video from Reactions:

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