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Podcast Review: “Science Vs” Pits Fact Against Fiction

Do not believe everything you hear. In her new podcast, Australian science journalist Wendy Zukerman examines some of our widely-held beliefs through the lens of science.

From the Editor: Issue 89.1 “Battling OCD in Real Time”

Science can be intimidating. It is fast-paced and unyielding. We are only human. It’s natural

Portobello Power: Mushrooms make for environmentally friendly batteries

A new type of battery is inexpensive and environmentally friendly, with improved lifetime and performance. The secret to these advantages lies in its anode derived from the skin of a portobello mushroom.

Highly Aromatic with a Smooth, Microbial Finish: Yeast S. cerevisiae dictates the nuances of wine

There’s a new reason to say ‘cheers’ to the microbe. For the first time, scientists have experimentally determined that the yeast S. cerevisiae has a significant influence on regional variations in wine flavor and smell.

Mealworms: An Unlikely Solution to Styrofoam Waste

Styrofoam waste is a serious environmental issue that previously had no effective solution. Researchers have recently discovered that mealworms can eat Styrofoam, which presents a promising prospective solution

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