Urine

Extreme Recycling

Yeast Can Be Engineered to Turn Astronaut Pee Into Spaceflight Materials

“We are planning to try to get our yeast to the International Space Station in next couple of years.”
Becky Ferreira
8.22.17
Don't Panic

Is Peeing In the Pool Really That Bad?

There are 75 litres of pee in a standard swimming pool, but don’t freak out.
Farnia Fekri
3.2.17
splash!

Splash Scientists Want to Make a Better Urinal

Yes, Oxford engineers study splashing, and yes, their research will be applied to urinals.
Daniel Oberhaus
11.12.16
Motherboard Blog

Why the Sound of Running Water Makes You Want to Pee

The science of having to pee real bad.
Sarah Emerson
4.28.16
Canada

I Tried Cheating a Drug Test Using 'Science' I Found on the Internet

A highly un-scientific scientific odyssey.
Jordan Pearson
4.22.16
Drugs

Researchers Are Gathering Pee From Nightclub Toilets to Track Drug Use

Collecting wastewater direct from the source can help researchers identify the latest new psychoactive substances.
Gian Volpicelli
3.25.16
women

New Research Suggests We Could Treat UTIs Without Antibiotics

One of the most common infections could be treated with alternative methods.
Kaleigh Rogers
3.7.16
Health

What Wiping Pee on My Face Did for My Acne

As most people with persistent acne tend to say, I had tried everything.
Chelsea Martin
11.28.15
Health

Doctors Could Use Snot Instead of Blood for Diagnostics—Why Don’t They?

Nasal mucus carries many substances that are also used in blood and urine tests, sometimes in greater concentrations.
Alejandro Tauber
11.13.15
water

A Spirited Endorsement of Peeing in the Ocean

Thanks, American Chemical Society, it's safe to go in the water.
Ben Richmond
8.23.14
Motherboard Blog

UMDB Is the IMDb for Chemicals In Your Urine

"We had no idea there could be so many different compounds going into our toilets," said head researcher.
Daniel Stuckey
9.5.13
Motherboard Blog

Why We Should Be Drinking Our Own Pee

With half the country plagued by drought and a global water crisis around the corner, do you ever feel like flushing your piss down the toilet is wasteful? (Pun intended.) What if science made a magical machine that could that urine back into drinking...
Adam Estes
8.8.12
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