Chemical Production Has Exceeded the ‘Safe Operating Space for Humanity'

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Humans have produced so many chemicals and environmental pollutants that we’re currently exceeding the limits of a “safe operating space for humanity,” a new study finds.

All the Fast Food You Love Contains Hormone-Disrupting Chemicals, Study Finds

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Hormone-disrupting chemicals known as phthalates were found in many fast food meals tested as part of new research.

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HyperTaste: AI-based e-tongue analyzes the chemical composition of liquids

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In response to this question, IBM Research scientists developed HyperTaste, a chemical taste sensing tool. It performs analyses and detects the chemical composition of liquids using its “electronic tongue” status. Is it feasible to build a computer with a sense of taste?

Stop Using ArtNaturals Hand Sanitizers, FDA Warns After Detecting Cancer-Causing Chemicals

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Old Spice, Secret Body Sprays Recalled for Containing Cancer-Causing Chemical

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Wannabe Assassin Gets 12 Years on Chemical Weapon Charges for Trying to Buy Dimethylmercury

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AI suggested 40,000 new possible chemical weapons in just six hours

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An instructor at the Fort Leonard Wood Chemical School, who is designated as an agent handler, carries the VX nerve agent to contaminate a jeep in one of the eight chambers used for training chemical defense on April 18, 2003 at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri.

Kids Are Being Exposed to a Lot of Concerning Chemicals Through Plastic Toys

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Children’s toys contain many potentially toxic chemicals, recent research suggests. The study highlights over 120 concerning chemicals commonly found in plastic toys that could possibly raise a person’s risk of health problems, including cancer.

PATSCAN platform detects hidden weapons, chemicals, and bombs

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At CES 2020, Patriot One Technologies explained its PATSCAN platform, which can detect hidden weapons and more without the perpetrator even knowing they've been scanned

Scientist accidentally discovers brain-like memory capability of chemical compound

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This is the first know material that possesses this ability but others could exist

Frog’s Missing Leg Regrown With Chemical Cocktail, Scientists Claim

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Frogs, unlike their salamander cousins, cannot regenerate lost limbs, but a fascinating new experiment suggests it’s possible for frogs to partially regrow their missing body parts under the right conditions. Read more.

Patscan platform detects hidden weapons, chemicals and bombs

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At CES 2020, Patriot One Technologies explained its Patscan platform, which can detect hidden weapons and more without the perpetrator even knowing they've been scanned

Chemicals in Plastics Are a Global Health Threat, Says New Report

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A new scientific report out Tuesday concludes that plastics and the chemicals they leave behind in the environment are a major threat to human health.

Future VR Haptics May Use Chemicals on the Skin to Make You Feel

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As a potential way to simulate a human’s ability to feel physical sensations, researchers have developed haptic VR hardware that applies chemicals to your skin to trigger… Read more.

Harmful 'Forever' Chemicals Linger in the Air of Homes, Offices, and Schools, Study Finds

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The findings indicate that inhalation may be yet another way these chemicals, thought to be harmful to our health, can end up in our… Read more.

After Years of Rising, Emissions of an Ozone-Depleting Chemical Are Falling Again

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A new study has found that after a mysterious increase in the 2010s, an ozone-depleting chemical is once again in decline. It’s a rare bit of good news, showing that previous research tracking the increase has likely had an impact. Read more.

Obesity, Infertility, and Low IQ Are Just Some of the Ways Household Chemicals Wreck Our Health

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A new analysis published in the Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology on Tuesday found that a growing number of endocrine-disrupting household chemicals have been linked to widespread health problems, including infertility, diabetes, and impaired brain development.

Wearable devices will let you feel cold, heat, and pain in VR by applying chemicals to your skin

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Created by researchers from the Human Computer Integration Lab at the University of Chicago, chemical haptics use self-contained wearable devices to simulate sensations while in virtual reality.

Researchers develop reactor that refines waste carbon into chemicals while generating hydrogen

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Now, a team at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has developed an innovative flow cell reactor capable of refining waste carbon into valuable chemicals, while simultaneously generating hydrogen that could be used to power vehicles or generate heat.

BluePallet aims to disrupt industrial commerce with ‘decentralized’ marketplace for chemical products

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The company operates a marketplace for the chemical industry. Founded last year, BluePallet aims to change the way chemical producers, distributors, and end users connect with each other. The NACD represents more than 85% of the chemical distribution capacity in the nation.

Hackers tampered with a water treatment facility in Florida by changing chemical levels

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In doing so, the hackers were able to remotely control a computer to change the chemical levels of the water supply, increasing the amount of sodium hydroxide before a supervisor was able to catch the act in real time and revert the changes. “At Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge.

U.S. Lawmakers Question Amazon Over Sale of Chemical Compound Used in Suicide

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Editor’s note: This article contains discussions of suicide. If you or someone you know is having a crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or text the Crisis Text Line at 741-741. Read more.

Testing Lab Asks FDA to Recall 78 Sunscreens Over Carcinogen Contamination

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This week, the lab sent off a petition to the Food and Drug Administration warning that it’s found potentially unsafe levels of a chemical called benzene in dozens of sunscreens and… Read more.

Industry Marketplaces Take Off: A Spotlight On Chemicals

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Flame Retardant Chemicals In A Mattress Can Be Dangerous For Health

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Information Technology Blog - - Flame Retardant Chemicals In A Mattress Can Be Dangerous For Health - Information Technology Blog. It is for this reason the polyurethane foam is to be wrapped or treated with fire retardant chemicals. However, several studies have found that this flame retardant chemical used to treat the polyurethane is known to cause several serious health issues such as: Infertility.

Univ. of Washington spinout aims to eliminate ‘forever chemicals’ with destruction tech system

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” These so-called “forever chemicals” rarely break down in the environment and are commonly used in consumer goods such as waterproof clothing, non-stick pans, and food packaging.

Google and ZebiAI launch Chemome Initiative to identify ?chemical probes? with AI models

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Google partnered with startup ZebiAI to launch the Chemome Initiative, which aims to identify 'chemical probes' using AI techniques. Read More.

IBM launches AI platform to discover new materials

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Behold, Carbon-Free Steel Now Exists

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'I Suspect It Will Get a Lot Worse': Firestorm in British Columbia Helps Spark 710,000 Bolts of Lighting

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Hurricane Laura Sparks a Chemical Plant Fire, Continues to Wreak Havoc on the Gulf Coast

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Hurricane Laura’s devastation is becoming clear as light spreads over Gulf Coast. The storm made landfall as a powerful Category 4 hurricane in Louisiana early Thursday with “catastrophic storm surge, extreme winds and flash flooding, according to the National Hurricane Center.

New ERP partnership takes on chemicals and plastics industry

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Lisam Systems, a producer of environmental health and safety compliance management software, has partnered with BatchMaster Software to deliver data sheets and labels compliant with the Globally Harmonized System for classifying and labeling chemicals.

1 in 3 Americans Have a Potentially Dangerous Weed Killer in Their Bodies

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Scientists recreate the chemical makeup of Saturn's largest moon in test tubes

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Led by principal investigator Tom?e e Run?evski evski from Southern Methodist University, the team managed to recreate Titan’s unique conditions in small glass cylinders here on Earth. The team zeroed in on two specific molecules, as Run?evski evski explains

Summer Wildfires Emitted More Carbon Dioxide Than India Does in a Year

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Johnson & Johnson Recalls Spray Sunscreens Due to Carcinogen Contamination, But Don't Panic

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Johnson & Johnson has recalled all lots of five aerosol spray Aveeno and Neutrogena sunscreens after an independent lab found small traces of benzene, a flammable chemical found in cigarette smoke, gasoline, and paint thinner.

'Forever Chemicals' From Fracking Are the Nightmare Nobody Asked For

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For at least a decade, the Environmental Protection Agency has allowed oil companies to use certain chemicals for fracking, even though the agency knew they could degrade into PFAS—a group of highly toxic chemical compounds—over time.

Sironix raises $1.8M to ramp up production of its plant-based, eco-friendly cleaning chemicals

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The new funds will allow the company to scale production of its Eosix technology — a plant-based innovation that can replace potentially hazardous, petroleum-derived chemicals found in shampoos, detergents and cleaning products.

Arrests over attempts to secure hitman and chemical weapon show the dark web isn't always anonymous

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As per a Europol alert, an Italian man has been arrested on suspicion of hiring a hitman on the dark web. The assassin was contacted through a site specializing in murder-for-hire services and paid around 10,000 Euros (~$11,870) to kill the suspect’s ex-girlfriend

420 Blaze It (The Planet)

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Gas From the Big Bang May Be Trapped Inside Earth

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Uranium Is Widespread in U.S. Drinking Water, Study Finds

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Your Next Air Conditioner Is Going to Be Different—and Better—Than Your Old One

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The Environmental Protection Agency finalized a rule last week to largely phase out the chemicals in air conditioners that keep your room cool but damage the climate. Your next window unit air conditioner is in for some big changes over the next decade.