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Buyer Beware: Some Water-Filter Pitchers Much Better at Toxin Removal

Scientists from The Ohio State University compared three popular pitcher brands’ ability to clear dangerous microcystins from tap water. They found that while one did an excellent job, other pitchers allowed the toxins – which appear during...
17-May-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


​Ohio State’s First Satellite Prepares for Launch

Its name may playfully give homage to a 1980s video arcade game, but the technology on board The Ohio State University’s first satellite -- the CubeRRT -- could be vital for Earth science missions into the future. It is scheduled for launch on May...
16-May-2018 3:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

​Not Quite a ‘Double Bind’ for Minority Women in Science

Many studies have shown that both minority and women scientists face disadvantages in reaching the highest levels of their careers. So it would make sense that minority women would face a “double bind” that would particularly disadvantage them....
15-May-2018 3:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New Pig Virus Found to Be a Potential Threat to Humans

A recently identified pig virus can readily find its way into laboratory-cultured cells of people and other species, a discovery that raises concerns about the potential for outbreaks that threaten human and animal health.
10-May-2018 3:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Troubling Stats for Kids with Intellectual Disabilities

By federal law passed in 1975, children with intellectual disabilities are supposed to spend as much time as possible in general education classrooms.But a new study suggests that progress toward that goal has stalled.
8-May-2018 7:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Bacterial Toxins Wreak Havoc by Crippling Cellular Infrastructure

Bacterial toxins can wreak mass havoc within cells by shutting down multiple essential functions at once, a new study has found. The discovery could one day open the door to exploring better ways to fight life-threatening infections.
3-May-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


​Curves or Angles? Shapes in Businesses Affect Customer Response

When you’re waiting in a busy restaurant or doctor’s office, it may matter whether the tables, light fixtures and other objects are round or square. In a laboratory study, researchers found the shape of physical objects in a service business...
1-May-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Links “Good” Brown Fat and Exercise

The power of exercise to boost metabolism could arise from a fat molecule with an unexpected source. In a new study, a lipid released from fat, or lipokine, produced by brown fat was shown to surge in the bloodstream after exercise.
27-Apr-2018 3:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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