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Yellowstone National Park’s hot springs have incredible geochemistry thanks to being part of an actual volcano. But why are they so different, and why are some more dangerous than others?

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Sheldon Paquin explores how society is responding to the enormous challenge of antibiotic resistance.

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Scientists are trying to develop new antibiotics for humans from the bacteria leafcutter ants are carrying on their bodies to protect the fungus they farm from other microbes.

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John Ioannidis on Moving Toward Truth in Scientific Research
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PLOS author John Ioannidis, Professor of Medicine, of Health Research and Policy, and of Statistics at Stanford University, considers how the scientific community can move toward greater truth in published research.

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Some cheeses, like Epoisses, are so legendarily stinky they’re supposedly banned on public transit in France. It’s the chemistry of washed-rind cheeses that makes them such a smelly food.

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Science-Based Decision-Making
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Science is great, not only because it generates knowledge and helps us create technologies that make our lives easier, but also because it brings people together. If we embrace science-based decision-making, we can make a huge impact on our society!

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A new generation of pollution monitors could help gather the evidence essential to tackle poor air quality.

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Surstromming, Swedish for sour herring, is legendary for its powerful stink. But it's all a result of the chemistry of preserving food.

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In the food area, researchers are working with nanotechnology to create novel products that may be of benefit to health and diets. What are their possible applications? Is it safe?

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Forensic toxicology chemists face particularly difficult challenges in getting good data from post-mortem specimen when soft tissue and bone have gone through decomposition. Jen visits with Sabra Botch-Jones, an assistant professor at Boston University School of Medicine's Biomedical Forensic Sciences department at their outdoor decompositional facility to learn how they test skeletal remains for drugs.

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