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NAZI scientists created an alternative to DDT pesticide

DFDT, a fast-acting insecticide, has an alarming history, researchers report. “We set out to study the growth of crystals in a little-known insecticide and uncovered...

Scientists rediscover fast-acting German insecticide lost in the aftermath of WWII

Fluoridated DDT swiftly kills disease-carrying mosquitoes, which may lower its environmental impact -- but its history is alarming. A new study in the Journal of...

Scientists detect rare ‘Lazarus superconductivity’ in rediscovered material

Scientists have observed a rare phenomenon called re-entrant superconductivity in the material uranium ditelluride. Nicknamed "Lazarus superconductivity," the phenomenon occurs when a superconducting state arises,...

Why some greens turn brown in historical paintings

Enticed by the brilliant green hues of copper acetate and copper resinate, some painters in the Renaissance period incorporated these pigments into their masterpieces. However,...

Can Google help you get the stains out

Stained your shirt but don’t have time for a spin cycle? Your first impulse is probably to whip out your phone and start Googling. But how...

Scientists find the “magic angle” to create new superconductor

Researchers at The Ohio State University, in collaboration with scientists around the world, have made a discovery that could provide new insights into how...

Scientists create the world’s strongest silver ever

A team of scientists has made the strongest silver ever—42 percent stronger than the previous world record. But that’s not the important point. “We’ve discovered...

How to dismantle a nuclear bomb

How do weapons inspectors verify that a nuclear bomb has been dismantled? An unsettling answer is: They don't, for the most part. When countries sign arms...

Scientists find harmful metals in vapors from tank-style e-cigarettes

In a new study, researchers found the concentration of metals in electronic cigarette aerosols—or vapor—has increased since tank-style electronic cigarettes were introduced in 2013. The...

Scientists find new way to convert carbon dioxide into liquid fuels

A new way to convert carbon dioxide into the building block for sustainable liquid fuels was very efficient in tests and did not have...

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Scientists find the major cause of autism

In a new study, researchers discovered that autism is 80% reliant on inherited genes. That means that environmental causes are only responsible for 20% of...
These two types of drugs are linked to dementia

These two types of drugs are linked to dementia

In a recent study from the University of East Anglia, researchers find that long-term use of anticholinergic antidepressants is linked to a higher risk...

This popular painkiller may harm your blood sugar

In a new study, researchers found popular pain drug opioid tramadol (marketed as ConZip and Ultram) may increase the risk of developing hypoglycemia, or...

Popular high blood pressure drug may increase risk of bowel disease

High blood pressure harms one in ten adults across the globe, and it increases the risk of heart attack and stroke. The most common treatments...
Common painkiller may harm your immune system, damaging heart and kidneys

Common painkiller may harm your immune system, damage heart and kidneys

In a recent study, researchers found that a widely used type of painkiller may increase risks of heart failure and kidney disease. The type of...