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A Biodegradable Label Doesn’t Make It So

At the third Scientific American “Science on the Hill” event, “Solving the Plastic Waste Problem”, one of the issues discussed by experts on Capitol Hill was biodegradability.   ...

June 12, 2019 — Steve Mirsky

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
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