From the bed sheets to the TV remote, a microbiologist reveals the shocking truth about dirt and germs in hotel rooms
The filthy secrets of hotel rooms and why you might want to pack disinfectant on your next trip.
yesterday • ~7 min
A friend who's more boss than BFF may be harmful for teens' mental health
Friendships are important, but are they always healthy? New research finds that teens who feel dominated by their friends experience lower self-esteem and more symptoms of anxiety and depression.
yesterday • ~5 min
Poisons are a potent tool for murder in fiction – a toxicologist explains how some dangerous chemicals kill
From ‘Breaking Bad’ to James Bond, certain chemicals are popular options for characters looking to achieve nefarious ends.
yesterday • ~7 min
Increases in opioid overdoses in Pennsylvania varied by county during the COVID-19 pandemic
Pennsylvania has long had one of the highest death rates from drug overdose in the US. But new studies suggest counties throughout the state have different rates of opioid deaths.
yesterday • ~6 min
Seabirds that swallow ocean plastic waste have scarring in their stomachs – scientists have named this disease 'plasticosis'
Many marine animals, birds and fish are ingesting plastic. New research identifies the first named health effect from it.
yesterday • ~9 min
China could be harvesting TikTok data – but much of the user information is already out in the open
TikTok has been banned from UK government devices, but it’s easy for all social media platforms to harvest your data.
yesterday • ~8 min
How to make your clothes last longer – it's good for your bank account and the environment too
By understanding clothing care labels, you can extend the lifespan of your clothes.
March 20, 2023 • ~7 min
What is the National Cybersecurity Strategy? A cybersecurity expert explains what it is and what the Biden administration has changed
The new National Cybersecurity Strategy reiterates the government’s focus on resilient infrastructure and taking the offensive against hackers. But it also brings a fresh approach to the private sector.
March 20, 2023 • ~9 min