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Chemists Investigate Casanova's Clap

In his memoirs, the womanizing writer Giacomo Casanova described suffering several bouts of gonorrhea—but researchers found no trace of the microbe on his handwritten journals. Karen Hopkin reports...

May 2, 2019 — Karen Hopkin

Science News Briefs from All Over

A few brief reports about international science and technology from Liberia to Hawaii, including one on the discovery in Northern Ireland of soil bacteria that stop the growth of MRSA and other superbugs...

April 27, 2019 — Jim Daley

Chemical π

Using the periodic table to memorize that celebrated number

March 14, 2019 — John Conway and The Mathematical Intelligencer

Salt on Ice

An activity to melt over from Science Buddies

March 7, 2019 — Science Buddies and Sabine de Brabandere

Budding Yeast Produce Cannabis Compounds

Biologists have taken the genes that produce cannabinoids in weed and plugged them into yeast, making rare and novel compounds more accessible. Christopher Intagliata reports.

February 28, 2019 — Christopher Intagliata
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Scientific American Health & Medicine

Scientific American Health & Medicine