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Active pharmaceutical ingredients can persist in the environment
A study finds trace levels of medicines in drinking water from private wells. (2019-07-24)
Half of young drinkers are unaware of health messages on alcohol packaging
Just half of 11-19 year old drinkers recall seeing health messages or warnings on alcohol packaging -- despite being an important target market for this information, according to new research. (2019-07-24)
With bitter foods, what you eat determines what you like to eat
Introducing plant-based foods to a diet is a common-sense approach to healthy eating, but many people don't like the taste of vegetables, bitter greens, in particular. (2019-07-24)
Global warming will accelerate water cycle over global land monsoon regions
A new study provides a broader understanding on the redistribution of freshwater resources across the globe induced by future changes in the monsoon system. (2019-07-23)
Hidden world of stream biodiversity revealed through water sampling for environmental DNA
For the first time, researchers have used a novel genomics-based method to detect the simultaneous presence of hundreds of organisms in a stream. (2019-07-23)
Water solutions without a grain of salt
Monash University researchers have developed technology that can deliver clean water to thousands of communities worldwide. (2019-07-23)
More ED visits because of alcohol, 175% increase in 25- to 29-year-olds seeking care
New research shows dramatically rising visits to emergency departments (ED) related to alcohol, especially for women, with a 175% increase in alcohol-related visits from young people aged 25 to 29. (2019-07-22)
Lots of lead in the water? Maybe manganese is to blame
In the right environment, a harmless mineral can do a lot to change the composition of the drinking water that flows through lead pipes. (2019-07-22)
Smart irrigation model predicts rainfall to conserve water
A predictive model combining information about plant physiology, real-time soil conditions and weather forecasts can help make more informed decisions about when and how much to irrigate. (2019-07-19)
Cleaning our water with groundbreaking 'bioinspired' chemistry
Synthetic chemicals, including pesticides, medications and household cleaners, often end up in our waterways. (2019-07-18)
Artificial snowfall could save the west antarctic ice sheet, but with high costs and risks
By pumping ocean water onto coastal regions surrounding parts of the West Antarctic ice sheet and converting it to snow, it may be possible to prevent the ice sheet from sliding into the ocean and melting, according to a new modeling study. (2019-07-17)
Study: PFAS move from mom to fetus at higher rate in women with gestational diabetes
A University of Massachusetts Amherst environmental epidemiologist studying the presence of PFAS compounds in new mothers and their babies found that women with gestational diabetes had a 'significantly higher' rate of transferring the synthetic chemicals to their fetus. (2019-07-17)
How much water do snowpacks hold? A better way to answer the question
Researchers have developed a new computer model for calculating the water content of snowpacks, providing an important tool for water resource managers and avalanche forecasters as well as scientists. (2019-07-15)
Researchers push for better policies around toxic chemicals
Portland State University researchers contend that failures to protect human and environmental health from toxic chemicals result from flawed governance, and lay out a plan for improved policies. (2019-07-12)
Solar power with a free side of drinking water
An integrated system seamlessly harnesses sunlight to cogenerate electricity and fresh water. (2019-07-10)
Geophysical observations reveal the water distribution and effect in Earth's mantle
Professor Eiji Ohtani from Tohoku University, Japan, summarized the content, distribution and effect of water in the Earth's mantle, published in National Science Review. (2019-07-10)
How a popular antidepressant drug could rewire the brain
ProzacĀ®, the trade name for the drug fluoxetine, was introduced to the US market for the treatment of depression in 1988. (2019-07-10)
Designer proteins form wires and lattices on mineral surface
This research is a fundamental discovery of how to engineer proteins onto non-biological surfaces. (2019-07-10)
Paleoproterozoic dolomites elucidate the development of Precambrian marine systems
Dolomite is widely in the metal industry as a fireproof material and in construction, such as for joint grouting in panel building. (2019-07-09)
Quitting alcohol may improve mental well-being, health-related quality of life
Quitting alcohol may improve health-related quality of life for women, especially their mental well-being, according to a study from Hong Kong published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). (2019-07-08)
Snow algae thrive in high-elevation ice spires, an unlikely oasis for life
High in the Andes Mountains, dagger-shaped ice spires house thriving microbial communities, offering an oasis for life in one of Earth's harshest environments as well as a possible analogue for life on other planets. (2019-07-08)
Cave droplets provide window into past climates
The chemistry of drip waters that form stalagmites and stalactites in caves around the world have given researchers an insight into our past climate. (2019-07-08)
Left out to dry: A more efficient way to harvest algae biomass
Researchers at the University of Tsukuba develop a new system for evaporating the water from algae biomass with reusable nanoporous graphene, which can lead to cheaper, more environmentally friendly biofuels and fine chemicals. (2019-07-08)
Journal of Dental Research Centennial July 2019: Fluoride Revolution and Dental Caries
While the global epidemic of dental caries that began about 140 years ago was very largely caused by the rise in sugar consumption, the more recent decline in caries during the last 50 years has been due largely to the use of fluoride. (2019-07-08)
'Liquid forensics' could lead to safer drinking water
Ping! The popular 1990 film, The Hunt for Red October, helped introduce sonar technology on submarines to pop culture. (2019-07-08)
Cave secrets unlocked to show past drought and rainfall patterns
Global trends in cave waters identify how stalagmites reveal past rainfall and drought patterns. (2019-07-07)
Brain imaging may help identify teens at risk of increasing alcohol use
Teenagers with large amounts of grey matter in the brain at age 14 are more likely to increase their alcohol use over the next five years, according to a whole brain imaging study reported today in eLife. (2019-07-02)
Equations help predict the behavior of water in rivers
University of Cordoba researchers developed a mathematical model that allows for anticipating the failure of dikes that hold in overflowing river water. (2019-07-02)
Why some cities turn off the water pipes at night
For more than a billion people around the world, running water comes from water systems that turn on and off at certain times. (2019-07-02)
New method makes realistic water wave animations more efficient
Producing high-quality and realistic water wave animations that interact with complex objects is often computationally expensive with designers frequently opting for methods that are fast to compute but of lower quality. (2019-07-02)
Alcohol causes significant harm to those other than the drinker
Each year, one in five US adults -- an estimated 53 million people -- experience harm because of someone else's drinking, according to new research in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. (2019-07-01)
New measurements shed light on the impact of water temperatures on glacier calving
Calving, or the breaking off of icebergs from glaciers, has increased at many glaciers along the west coast of Svalbard. (2019-07-01)
Insects inspire greener, cheaper membranes for desalination
Insect-inspired design principles lead to first-ever water-repellent membranes made from water-wet materials. (2019-06-30)
Simple, accurate and inexpensive: A new method for exploring groundwater
Water is a vital resource for people and the environment. (2019-06-27)
Bleach-induced transformation for humidity-durable air filters
A molecule-trapping material that normally degrades in water remains stable after two years of humidity exposure when treated with a common skin bleach. (2019-06-26)
Diving into water treatment strategies for swimming pools
With summer in full swing, many people are cooling off in swimming pools. (2019-06-26)
Boosting amino acid derivative may be a treatment for schizophrenia
Many psychiatric drugs act on the receptors or transporters of certain neurotransmitters in the brain. (2019-06-26)
Researchers create first portable tech for detecting cyanotoxins in water
North Carolina State University researchers have developed the first portable technology that can test for cyanotoxins in water. (2019-06-25)
Ancient intervention could boost dwindling water reserves in coastal Peru
Methods used 1,400 years ago could boost water availability during Lima's dry season, according to new Imperial College London research. (2019-06-24)
Neuroscience research questions current alcohol limit
The research adds weight to calls for a lowered alcohol limit for drivers. (2019-06-21)
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