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Groundwater that has lingered in Earth's depths for more than 12,000 years is surprisingly vulnerable to modern pollution from human activities. Once in place, that pollution could stick around for thousands of years, researchers report online April 25 in Nature Geoscience....

source: Science News

Extremely small particles of pollution have the potential to evade the lungs' protective filter system and end up deep in the body, scientists suggest. Researchers speculate the particles could then build up in blood vessels and raise the risk of heart disease.

source: BBC

The TTC is clarifying information surrounding a report earlier this week on subway pollution levels, which has led to some employees in "work refusal" situations. The study by Health Canada in a scientific, peer-reviewed...

source: Global News

Canada's Minister of Science Kirsty Duncan made headlines when she expressed frustration over the fact female scientists occupy only 30 per cent of the 1,612 positions in the Canada Research Chairs Program (CRCP). "Dismal," is how Duncan, a former research scientist and...

source: Maclean's

In 2010, "app" was voted the word of the year by the American Dialect Society. Since then, the popularity of apps has exploded, prompting the number of apps available for both the general public and more specialized audiences, such as individuals working in science labs,...

source: Lab Manager

Dow Chemical says academia can learn important lab safety lessons from industry. University chemistry departments in the U.S. urgently need help from the chemical industry to improve laboratory safety practices, Keith Watson, Dow Chemical's global R&D director for coatings...

source: Chemistry World


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