In some sediment at McMurdo Sound, one widely used chemical was found at levels similar to those found in urban rivers. Research stations are the apparent source
Focusing on irrational fears will not help chemistry’s public image
Just one week after the California legislature voted to ban lead ammunition to protect California condors from the toxic substance, which they can consume via carcasses shot by hunters, new research shows that the critically endangered birds are also still at risk from another long-banned toxic substance: the pesticide DDT.
There's a mystery afoot in the Bay Area: A manmade chemical, pulled from production 12 years ago, is still turning up at high levels in seals
When you hear about a new finding regarding a risky chemical, consider these often unreported factors
The next wave of wrist wear might act as a fashionable archive of your exposure to everything from caffeine to pesticides
Imagine being an astronomer in a world where the telescope was banned. This effectively happened in the 1600s when, for over 100 years, the Catholic Church prohibited access to knowledge of the heavens in a vain attempt to stop scientists proving that the earth was not the center of the universe. ‘Surely similar censorship could [...]