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Science Elements describes cutting-edge research from the American Chemical Society, including ACS' peer reviewed journals and Chemical & Engineering News. This weekly podcast features discoveries in medicine and health, nutrition, energy, the environment and other fields that span science's horizons from astronomy to zoology.

Science Elements describes cutting-edge research from the American Chemical Society, including ACS' peer reviewed journals and Chemical & Engineering News. This weekly podcast features discoveries in medicine and health, nutrition, energy, the environment and other fields that span science's horizons from astronomy to zoology.
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Science Elements describes cutting-edge research from the American Chemical Society, including ACS' peer reviewed journals and Chemical & Engineering News. This weekly podcast features discoveries in medicine and health, nutrition, energy, the environment and other fields that span science's horizons from astronomy to zoology.

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English


Episodes

New way To Protect Streams and Rivers - Episode 841

11/16/2017
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November 16, 2017 - Mussels could help keep dirty water from fouling streams and rivers.

Duration:00:02:57

The Fight against Carcinogens Heats Up - Episode 840

11/15/2017
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November 15, 2017 - Firefighting increases exposure to carcinogens.

Duration:00:02:44

Viruses That Can Kill Bacteria - Episode 839

11/13/2017
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November 13, 2017 - Viruses embedded in new ‘sugar-glass’ coating could help kill bacteria found in food.

Duration:00:03:28

Sperm Wars - Episode 838

11/9/2017
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November 09, 2017 - ‘Star Wars’ parody inadvertently produces something scientifically useful.

Duration:00:02:37

Stop and Smell the Guano: How Fertilizers Saved the World - Episode 837

11/8/2017
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November 08, 2017 - A little more than a hundred years ago, the world's fast-growing population was outstripping humanity's ability to feed itself. Mass starvation was only averted when a pair of brilliant German scientists developed a new chemical process to snatch nitrogen gas from the air and use it to make modern fertilizers. As science writer Thomas Hager explains in this episode of Science Elements, it's a story of wars, greed, bird droppings and a discovery that continues to...

Duration:00:07:18

New Discoveries on Nicotine - Episode 836

11/6/2017
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November 06, 2017 - Gender and gut differences could influence nicotine’s hold.

Duration:00:02:59

New ‘Popular’ Energy-Storage Method - Episode 835

11/2/2017
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November 02, 2017 - Burned popcorn inspires quest for new energy-storage material.

Duration:00:02:22

A ‘Sticky’ Situation Between Personal Care Products - Episode 834

11/1/2017
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November 01, 2017 - A compound banned in soaps products, sticks around.

Duration:00:03:01

‘New Hope’ in Fighting Blood Cancers - Episode 833

10/30/2017
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October 30, 2017 - Discovery offers clues to overcoming drug-resistance in blood cancers.

Duration:00:02:54

New Surprises for Genes in Bacteria - Episode 832

10/26/2017
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October 26, 2017 - Scientists detect a surprising source for antibiotic resistant genes in bacteria.

Duration:00:03:17

Hotter Than the Dickens: A Tale of Spontaneous Combustion - Episode 831

10/25/2017
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October 25, 2017 - In this Halloween feature episode, learn how a Dickens novel ignited a Victorian chemical controversy.

Duration:00:07:32

The ‘Champagne’ of Beef - Episode 830

10/23/2017
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October 23, 2017 - Researchers unmask key odorants in the ‘champagne’ of beef.

Duration:00:03:22

How to Detect Fake Fish - Episode 829

10/19/2017
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October 19, 2017 - Protein database could help detect ‘fake’ fish.

Duration:00:02:49

New Cancer Treatment Thanks To Chinese Ink - Episode 828

10/18/2017
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October 18, 2017 - Ancient Chinese ink could lead to new types of cancer treatment.

Duration:00:02:33

New Solution for Less Pollution - Episode 827

10/16/2017
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October 16, 2017 - New leather manufacturing process produces less pollution.

Duration:00:03:06

Episode 826 - What the Odor of Sleep Smells Like

10/12/2017
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October 12, 2017 - Scientists explore how smells influence quality of sleep.

Duration:00:04:09

Episode 825 - Why your body doesn't need detox products

10/11/2017
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October 11, 2017 - We spoke to Dr. Raychelle Burks, to discuss the detoxing health craze. This episode is first in a series of feature stories produced by Science Elements. Send your feedback to elements@acs.org. Music: "Petal" by Broke for Free (https://soundcloud.com/broke-for-free), used under CC BY 3.0.

Duration:00:08:24

Episode 824 - ‘Better’ Sustainable Process for Biofuel

10/9/2017
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October 09, 2017 - Sustainable process transforms olive mill wastewater into biofuel.

Duration:00:03:26

Episode 823 - Chemists Stand Up for Human Rights

10/5/2017
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October 05, 2017 - Chemists speak out against sexual harassment.

Duration:00:02:10

Episode 822 - Episode 822 - New Discovery in Smokers and Nonsmokers

10/4/2017
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October 04, 2017 - Metabolic changes in smokers who have recently quit begin to match those of nonsmokers.

Duration:00:02:43