Does Hand Sanitizer Really Work? Alcohol v. H1N1

With a number of bottles of alcohol-based hand sanitizer available for public use at schools, day-care facilities, and malls now outnumbering the billions of viruses and bacteria on even the dirtiest of human hands, you…


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IS YOUR WORKPLACE LOUD? Read How Employers Can Minimize Hearing Loss

Approximately 30 million American employees are exposed to excessive workplace noise, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Workers run the risk of hearing loss if they are exposed to an average of more…


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Why is coffee so bitter? Chemists use advanced chromatography techniques to find answers

Published with permission. Initially published in the IFT Weekly Newsletter, August 22, 2007 What makes coffee so bitter, aside from being constantly cast as a wake-up caller? Two classes of compounds have been ID’d as…


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Using Your Nose

While most scientists who study human brain evolution tend to regard something people do very well, such as language, Dr. Tyler Lorig, Ph.D. at Washington & Lee University studies one of the least understood senses…


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