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Why isn’t weed killer working anymore?

Farmers used to worry about weeds. Then, herbicides solved that problem. At least for a while. In 1997, there were 432 new patents for herbicides; by...

Is your gas stove bad for your health?

Cooks love their gadgets, from countertop slow cookers to instant-read thermometers. Now, there’s increasing interest in magnetic induction cooktops – surfaces that cook much faster...

Mysterious diamonds came from outer space, scientists say

Strange diamonds from an ancient dwarf planet in our solar system may have formed shortly after the dwarf planet collided with a large asteroid...

Scientists find new way to covert captured carbon dioxide into ethylene

A team of researchers led by Meenesh Singh at the University of Illinois Chicago has discovered a way to convert 100% of carbon dioxide...

Monkeypox spread could be monitored with wastewater, study suggests

Monkeypox, a virus that causes painful rashes and flu-like symptoms, is spreading rapidly throughout many parts of the world, including the U.S. To get a...

Why plastics turn yellow as they age?

If you own a retro gaming console or have an old roll of packing tape, you’ve seen how plastics turn yellow as they age. Though...

Scientists find way to make oxygen injectable

What if emergency medical personnel could treat a desperately ill patient in need of oxygen with a simple injection instead of having to rely...

Scientists find new way to prevent broad range of COVID-19 variants

The virus that causes COVID-19 today is not the same as the one that first sickened people way back in December 2019. Many of the...

Scientists find way to turn plastic waste into valuable resin

A method to convert commonly thrown-away plastic to a resin used in 3D printing could allow for making better use of plastic waste. A team...

MIT instrument could produce oxygen on Mars reliably

On the red and dusty surface of Mars, nearly 100 million miles from Earth, an instrument the size of a lunchbox is proving it...