chemicals

Cheese

This 3,200 Year Old Egyptian Cheese Is Cursed With a Deadly Pathogen

The cheese, made from both cow and sheep/goat milk, is contaminated with infectious bacteria.
Becky Ferreira
8.16.18
chemical exposure

Women of Color Are Bearing the Brunt of a Toxic Beauty Industry

Inconclusive science and social pressures are putting women's health at risk.
Ankita Rao
8.17.17
politics

The EPA Will Begin Regulating These 10 Chemicals as Potentially Toxic

Asbestos makes the list, but the others are less well known. And the big question remains: will the agency be able to keep doing this under President Trump?
Grennan Milliken
11.30.16
depression

This Desert Town Is Full of People With a Mysterious Disease

Snowflake, Arizona has become an oasis for the afflicted.
Sarah Emerson
7.13.16
News

Vaping Emits Less Formaldehyde than Previously Thought

A new study challenges a previously held belief that vaping produced high levels of the carcinogen.
Kaleigh Rogers
2.25.16
Features

We've Been Counting Calories All Wrong

Everything from the microbes in our bodies to the way our food is cooked can affect the number of calories we actually consume.
Cynthia Graber & Nicola Twilley
2.1.16
videos

The Chemistry of Death and Dying

A pair of videos from the American Chemical Society explain.
Michael Byrne
10.31.15
video

This Video Explains the Science of Pumpkin Spice

Ah, delicious chemicals.
Rachel Pick
10.16.15
Drugs

How Do You Confuse Two Lethal Injection Drugs? We Asked a Pharmacologist

In a January execution, officials in Oklahoma used potassium acetate instead of potassium chloride...what's the difference?
Kaleigh Rogers
10.9.15
Health

How Butter-Flavored E-Cigs Are Fueling a Crucial Vaping Controversy

The debate over the health of e-cigs continues, and now poison butter flavors is included.
Kaleigh Rogers
9.10.15
Science

A Chemist on Reddit Just Explained What May Have Caused China's Deadly Explosion

May Nyman held an AMA to help filter through what we know so far.
Kaleigh Rogers
8.26.15
News

The Cause of the Deadly Tianjin Warehouse Explosion Remains Unclear

Details are still trickling out about the massive blast that killed at least 50 people and injured hundreds.
Kaleigh Rogers
8.13.15