Analysis finds prenatal exposure to the pesticide is associated with a higher risk of severe autism with intellectual impairment
A bubbly science activity from Science Buddies
The U.S. FDA decision comes after fits and stops for RNA-interference therapies
Researchers programmed a computer to compare structures and toxic effects of different chemicals, making it possible to then predict the toxicity of new chemicals based on their structural similarity to known ones.
A variety of corn from Oaxaca, Mexico, has aerial roots that harbor nitrogen-fixing bacteria, allowing the corn to suck nitrogen straight from the air. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Minerals and elements are recycled in Earth’s mantle to form the precious gems
CFCs, the harmful ozone-depleting chemicals banned back in the 1980s, are experiencing a mysterious comeback
Artificial leaves convert sunlight into fuel at a rate that could efficiently power remote locations.
By analyzing the proteins in ancient dental plaque, archaeologists determined that British menus almost three millennia ago featured milk, oats and peas. Christopher Intagliata reports.
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Privacy concerns, cultural differences fuel skepticism about this approach in other settings
As mosquito-borne diseases spread, scientists are fighting back with new poisons, traps and genetic engineering techniques
New method that tests for insect DNA on farm produce could “revolutionize” agricultural pest surveillance
Experiments in mice suggest the technology has a long way to go before being used for pest control in the wild
The plant, which has spread to 11 states and was recently found in Virginia, attacks the DNA in human cells
Building your own rockets is fun. Building them for a cash prize is even better. Are you ready to compete to build a rocket powered only by effervescent tablets?
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Herbicides are under evolutionary threat. Can modern agriculture find a new way to fight back?
Security measures implemented in advance of the event have affected some scientists
Researchers engineered a portable device that detects even the tiniest trace of hydrogen sulfide—one of the primary offenders in bad breath. Karen Hopkin reports.