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Cooking With Chloraminated Water Could Create Toxic Molecules

Chloraminated water can interact with iodized table salt during cooking to form new compounds that are highly toxic, scientists warn.

3D Printed Parts Toxic To Zebrafish Embryos

Exposure to 3D printed discs caused zebrafish embryos to die within seven days, highlighting the potential toxic impact of 3D printing.

A Symmetrical Solution For Better Batteries

Scientists have designed a symmetrical sodium battery that has a high voltage and long lifespan, advancing the storage of green energy sources.

MiRNA Biomarkers Help Catch Lung Cancer Early

A cross-country clinical study has identified a panel of five miRNA biomarkers which could be useful for the early diagnosis of non-small cell lung cancer.

Metamaterial Enables ‘Quantum Tunneling’ For Sound

Researchers have created a tunable membrane ‘metamaterial’ with near-zero density, effectively recreating the quantum tunneling effect for sound waves.

Small Non-Coding RNAs Can Cross The Placenta, Scientists Say

Researchers claim that small exogenous RNAs from plants eaten by a mother can cross the placenta and affect fetal development.

The Key To Worm Longevity & Fertility

The daf-31 gene seems to be able to both extend the lifespan and enhance the fertility of nematode worms.

7 Must-Read Stories In October 2014

From Nobel Prizes to world firsts and ancient sex to fossilized poo, don't miss any of our top stories from October!

‘Virological Penicillin’ Found In Chinese Traditional Medicine

Researchers have isolated the first compound that can directly act on viral infectious agents, an miRNA found in honeysuckle used in traditional Chinese medicine.