We've updated our Privacy Policy to make it clearer how we use your personal data.

We use cookies to provide you with a better experience, read our Cookie Policy

Which of These Mushrooms Could Kill You?

Video

There are tens of thousands of mushroom species out there, and some of them could kill you. Today we’re going to test how well you can separate the perfectly safe from the perilously poisonous, and dive into the chemistry behind what makes seemingly identical species so different.

Watch Now

The US Military Gave Out Shark Repellent for Years. . . So Why Did They Stop?

Video

People have been developing different forms of shark repellent for decades, the military even issued a chemical shark repellent called “Shark Chaser” to pilots, sailors, and astronauts(!) from the end of World War II through the start of the Vietnam War. Thing is… it didn’t really work. Learn why they bothered passing it out, or even created it in the first place.

Watch Now

How Elemental Analysis Can Help To Protect Foodstuffs Post-Brexit

Article

Free trade and international migration have given consumers an increased range of specialist foodstuffs, and expectations of product quality have also risen, making the verification of the origins and composition more important than ever before. But how could Brexit impact food authenticity?

Read more

2DLC in Food Safety and Traceability

Article

With so many potential routes for food contaminants, both natural and otherwise, having the tools to detect them, determine the source of the problem and prevent them from reaching the consumer is therefore vitally important. In this article, we explore how 2DLC is being implemented to improve food safety and contaminant traceability.

Read more

Harmful Algal Bloom Toxins Detected in Urine Test

News

A new immunocapture protein phosphatase inhibition assay (IC-PPIA) method for detection of microcystins and nodularin in human urine could help to detect exposure to harmful algal blooms.

Read more
 
Sugar in UK Soft Drinks Cut by 29%
News

There was a 29% reduction in the total amount of sugar sold in soft drinks in the UK between 2015 and 2018, despite an increase in sales of soft drinks by volume of 7%, according to new research.

Read more

Half of Arctic Warming Due to Banned Ozone-destroying Substances
News

Greenhouse warming effects of ozone-depleting substances caused about a third of all global warming from 1955 to 2005, and half of Arctic warming and sea ice loss during that period, acting as a strong supplement to carbon dioxide, the most pervasive greenhouse gas.

Read more

Progression of Eye and Cardiac Disease Halted by Food Supplement
News

UNIGE researchers have discovered a new gene that causes blindness and
cardiomyopathy. They have also managed to halt the progression of eye disease and treat cardiac disease by administering a food supplement.

Read more

 
 
 
 
Genetically Modifying Trees To Fight Climate Change
Article

Technology Networks spoke with Russell Monson, Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Arizona, to learn more about a recent study in which poplar trees were genetically modified to not harm air quality.

Read more

Debunked: Vegan Diets and Health
Article

We recently asked our readers what they already knew about vegan diets, health and nutrition and what they wanted to know. There were debates, strong opinions and many claims made, but what does the science say?

Read more

Technology Networks Explores the CRISPR Revolution: An Interview With Livestock Geneticist Alison Van Eenennaam
Article

The final instalment of Technology Networks Explores the CRISPR Revolution is an interview with Dr Alison Van Eenennaam, a livestock geneticist based at the University of California. The focus of her laboratory's research is the utilization of DNA-based biotechnologies in the production of beef cattle and in agricultural systems.

Read more

The Darwin Tree of Life Project Will Have a "Transformative Effect" on Our Understanding of Life on Earth
Article

The Darwin Tree of Life (DToL) project will sequence the genomes of all 60,000 eukaryotic organisms in the British Isles to better understand how DNA translates to the diversity of life.

Read more

Meet "Mr Christmas Tree", the Scientist Who Researches Christmas Trees All Year Round
Article

Wouldn't it be grand if it could be Christmas every day? Well, for one researcher, it sort of is. Meet Plant Pathologist and Extension Specialist Professor Gary Chastagner, also commonly referred to as "Mr Christmas Tree", a scientist who researches Christmas trees 365 days a year.

Read more

Biosecurity – From the Horse’s Mouth
Article

"Biosecurity” encompasses a wide range of important topics, from bioterrorism to invasive alien species of both plants and animals. But for the purposes of this article, we are going to focus on the prevention of outbreaks of disease and how to minimize the spread when they do inevitably happen.

Read more