Chemicals & Chemistry

The evidence is quite clear at this point. Properly used, pesticides do not pose a serious risk to human health or the environment.
Almost three decades ago, activist groups began making all sorts of troubling predictions about the dangers of growing genetically engineered (GE) crops.
Join our directors of bio-sciences, chemistry, and medicine Cameron English, Dr. Josh Bloom, and Dr. Chuck Dinerstein as they break down these stories on episode 23 of the Science Dispatch podcast.
So, after dodging it for nearly three years (and precisely 14 days post-omicron booster), the little SOB finally got me. Pretty crappy timing if you ask me.
As marijuana use proliferates, so does the science behind it. But unlike single psychotropic drugs such as oxycodone, Prozac, or LSD, the pharmacology of cannabis is far more complex. Why?
If glyphosate is such a deadly pesticide, why do activist groups have to lie about it?
Join our directors of bio-sciences, chemistry, and medicine Cameron English, Dr. Josh Bloom, and Dr. Chuck Dinerstein as they break down these stories on episode 20 of the Science Dispatch podcast.
A recent article in the New York Times discussed potential risks from some of the inks (and other ingredients) used to create tattoos, which now festoon the s
If the media tells you a group of chemicals is dangerous, be skeptical. The compounds in question may indeed be harmful, but there's a good chance they're reasonably safe and make our lives better.
It's no secret that droughts have been dominating the news, especially this summer.