Shutterstock A Massachusetts startup called Aclarity has what it calls a transformational method for clean H2O: Using electricity to zap away pathogens, metals and other impurities from water. Co-founder Barrett Mully says the technology could solve crises like one that occurred in Flint, Michigan, where lead leached from aging pipes after the city switched its source from one river
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Scripps Research Professor Ben Shen of The Scripps Research Department of Chemistry studies microbial cultures to identify clues as to why cancer cells can become resistant to chemotherapy agents. Penicillin and morphine are two ‘naturally derived’ drugs that everyone is likely to recognize. Penicillin originally came from mold, whereas morphine comes from a plant and
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The curvature of empty space caused by an entire galaxy has now been pinned down with unprecedented precision, demonstrating Einstein’s theory of general relativity still rules on a super-sized scale. Not that anybody is seriously surprised. But on the off chance the results had failed to meet expectations, they might have provided insight into some
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