Science Elements describes cutting-edge research from the American Chemical Society, including ACS' peer reviewed journals and Chemical & Engineering News. This weekly podcast features discoveries in medicine and health, nutrition, energy, the environment and other fields that span science's horizons from astronomy to zoology.
New way To Protect Streams and Rivers - Episode 841
November 16, 2017 - Mussels could help keep dirty water from fouling streams and rivers.
The Fight against Carcinogens Heats Up - Episode 840
November 15, 2017 - Firefighting increases exposure to carcinogens.
Viruses That Can Kill Bacteria - Episode 839
November 13, 2017 - Viruses embedded in new ‘sugar-glass’ coating could help kill bacteria found in food.
Sperm Wars - Episode 838
November 09, 2017 - ‘Star Wars’ parody inadvertently produces something scientifically useful.
Stop and Smell the Guano: How Fertilizers Saved the World - Episode 837
November 08, 2017 - A little more than a hundred years ago, the world's fast-growing population was outstripping humanity's ability to feed itself. Mass starvation was only averted when a pair of brilliant German scientists developed a new chemical process to snatch nitrogen gas from the air and use it to make modern fertilizers. As science writer Thomas Hager explains in this episode of Science Elements, it's a story of wars, greed, bird droppings and a discovery that continues to dramatically shape our lives today. Music: "Wash Out" by Broke for Free, licensed under Creative Commons CC-BY 3.0.
New Discoveries on Nicotine - Episode 836
November 06, 2017 - Gender and gut differences could influence nicotine’s hold.