Environment

Many eco-friendly products for children contain toxic PFAS chemicals

Scientists from Silent Spring Institute found many children's products, including those with green certifications, contain harmful PFAS chemicals that were not listed on the...

Hidden hazards: clearing out toxins in the home

Some hazards in the home are easy to see. Like a loose electrical socket. Or torn carpet on the stairs. But others are harder to...

How can we safely drink water we’ve flushed down our toilets

Sure, drinking toilet water sounds gross, but with the right cleaning methods we can turn the dirtiest water you can think of back into...

Living in a green area could boost your cognitive function

Cognitive function in middle age is a strong predictor of whether a person may develop dementia later in life. Scientists from Boston University found that...

Exposure to high-powered microwave may cause brain damage

Recently, scientists from Texas A&M University found reveals that exposure to certain extremely high-powered microwave and radio frequencies may result in high stresses within the brain. The...

Air pollution may cause heart attack within an hour, study finds

Scientists from Fudan University found that exposure to air pollutants – even at levels below World Health Organization air quality guidelines – may trigger...

Scientists find new way to turn waste plastics into useful benzoic acid

Styrofoam egg cartons, hard plastic compact disc cases, red drinking cups and many other common products are composed of polystyrene, a type of plastic...

This recyclable pollen paper can print on and “unprint”

Scientists at Nanyang Technological University have developed a pollen-based "paper" that, after being printed on, can be "erased" and reused multiple times without any...

Humans have given wild animals their diseases nearly 100 times, shows study

A research team led by scientists at Georgetown University has found that humans give viruses back to animals more often than previously thought. In a...

Warmer nights may cause more heart deaths among men

Scientists from the University of Toronto found warmer than usual summer nights appear to lead to an increase in cardiovascular deaths in men aged...