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How to monitor urine in pools

How to monitor urine in pools — by testing sweetness

Even though Olympic swimmers have admitted doing it, peeing in the pool is not a condoned practice. Urine contributes to the formation of compounds in...
The truth about catnip

The truth about catnip

Catnip is notorious for its euphoric effects on our feline companions. What is it about catnip that makes cats go nuts, and what benefit does...
Scientists discover new helium chemistry

Scientists discover new helium chemistry

Although helium is the second most-abundant element (after hydrogen) in the universe, it doesn’t play well with others. It is a member of a family...
pheromones

The search for human pheromones

Molecules known as pheromones are a potent form of chemical communication in the animal kingdom, able to convey a creature's gender, fertility and more...
Commercial weight-loss drug could help treat opioid addiction

Commercial weight-loss drug could help treat opioid addiction

Scientists are working to come up with new therapies to curb America's opioid epidemic and aid hospitals, doctors and public health officials in this...
New method improves accuracy of imaging systems

New method improves accuracy of imaging systems

New research provides scientists looking at single molecules or into deep space a more accurate way to analyze imaging data captured by microscopes, telescopes...
Protein chaperone takes its job seriously

Protein chaperone takes its job seriously

For proteins, this would be the equivalent of the red-carpet treatment: each protein belonging to the complex machinery of ribosomes -- components of the...
Advanced materials power next-generation molecular separations

Advanced materials power next-generation molecular separations

Chemical separation processes account for as much as 15 percent of the world’s total energy consumption. Development of next-generation molecularly-selective synthetic membranes will be among...
New technique could lead to safer, more efficient uranium extraction

New technique could lead to safer, more efficient uranium extraction

The separation of uranium, a key part of the nuclear fuel cycle, could potentially be done more safely and efficiently through a new technique...
Gold from phones becomes real prospect

Gold from phones becomes real prospect

Vast quantities of gold could be salvaged from old mobile phones using a simple chemical method, a University study shows. Current methods for extracting gold...

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Scientists confirm the main cause of dementia

In a recent study, researchers confirmed they discovered the main cause of dementia. The researchers suggest that the build-up of urea in the brain to...

Three common drugs linked to high dementia risk

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...

For older people, weight training is more important than cardio exercise

In a recent study from Wake Forest University, researchers found that weight training is more effective than cardio for older people. It is known that...
Three common drugs linked to high dementia risk

Three common drugs linked to high dementia risk

In a recent study, researchers found long-term use of two antidepressants is linked to a higher risk of dementia. In addition, drugs prescribed for bladder...
Hubble discovers a unique type of object in the solar system

Hubble discovers a unique type of object in the solar system

With the help of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, a German-led group of astronomers have observed the intriguing characteristics of an unusual type of...