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How Nanotechnology Can Help Us Grow More Food Using Less Energy and Water

The Conversation US | Posted 05.26.2016 | Green
The Conversation US

This idea is part of the evolving science of precision agriculture, in which farmers use technology to target their use of water, fertilizer and other inputs. Precision farming makes agriculture more sustainable because it reduces waste.

The FDA and Regulation of Homeopathic Medicines

Dana Ullman | Posted 10.05.2015 | Politics
Dana Ullman

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is presently re-evaluating regulation of homeopathic medicines (1). Below is excerpt of the testimony pr...

Why Altering the Powdered Donuts at Dunkin' Donuts Is Bad for Innovation

Teri W. Odom | Posted 06.01.2015 | Science
Teri W. Odom

Nanotechnology has the potential to revolutionize our world for the better in fields like energy, medicine and aerospace. As consumers, we all need to educate ourselves about nanoscience rather than fussing whenever we find "nano-" in our products. Unfounded ignorance could ruin the prospects of future innovation.

Dunkin' Donuts Ditches Questionable Ingredient From Your Childhood Favorite

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 03.09.2015 | Healthy Living

If powdered donuts, complete with white stuff stuck to your fingers and sprinkled on your lap, inspire nostalgic memories of childhood, you might have...

Dysfunction at Wikipedia on Homeopathic Medicine

Dana Ullman | Posted 12.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Dana Ullman

Evidence of the strong bias against homeopathy and against an objective encyclopedic tone is evident throughout the article. I will first focus on the second sentence of the first paragraph of the article and the 6 references which purport to substantiate these claims:

Hands Off My Spray Sunscreen!

Amy Ziff | Posted 10.05.2014 | Parents
Amy Ziff

I would remind consumers that just because a product is sold in a well-known store it doesn't mean the product has been vetted by an independent third party for safety.

World's Hardest Gems Fabricated By Scientists Overseas

LiveScience | Jesse Emspak | Posted 06.19.2014 | Science

Diamonds are the hardest naturally occurring minerals known to man. Even so, scientists are working to make them even tougher, in order to use the spa...

Scientific Spill Studies, Funded by BP, Start to Yield Results

Susan Buchanan | Posted 04.10.2014 | Green
Susan Buchanan

Scientists gathered in Alabama last month said their current research on impacts of the 2010 BP spill will help authorities deal with future disasters.

J.D. Salinger and His Love for Homeopathic Medicine

Dana Ullman | Posted 12.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Dana Ullman

Maynard wrote (and Salinger's daughter Margaret confirmed, in her own book, published in 2000) that Salinger has a special love and even a "preoccupation" with homeopathy.

You'll Never Guess What THIS Is

Posted 04.15.2013 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 04/15/2013 07:44 AM EDT on LiveScience A beautiful black-and-white image that looks lik...

Is Your Sunscreen Safe?

Hillary Peterson | Posted 06.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Hillary Peterson

In light of the recent reports about nanoparticles in sunscreen, I decided that it is time to revisit one of my favorite topics: safe sunscreen.

WATCH: This Is What Atoms Look Like In 3D

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 03.29.2013 | Science

Ever wanted to know what atoms look like in 3D? Now's your chance, in a new video showing a platinum nanoparticle under extreme magnification. The ...

Nanomedicine: Big Potential for Small Products

Julielynn Wong, M.D. | Posted 04.06.2013 | Technology
Julielynn Wong, M.D.

While more nanomedicine products are becoming available to consumers, big questions remain about their long-term impact on the environment and human health, experts say.

Nanoparticles: Assessing Your Health Risk and Why You Should Care

Hillary Peterson | Posted 02.12.2012 | Green
Hillary Peterson

You may assume, as I did, that the FDA is actively regulating substances such as nanoparticles. Unfortunately, this is not the case.

Nanoparticles: Friend or Foe? Help Us Investigate

Nathan Hegedus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Nathan Hegedus

They are small and unregulated and in more than 800 products from socks to sunscreen to Superfund sites, and we want to know more about them. But we ...

DK Matai | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
DK Matai

Editor's Note: This post has been removed from the Huffington Post....

DK Matai | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
DK Matai

Editor's Note: This post has been removed from the Huffington Post....

Skin Care: The Unrecognized Risks of Perricone, M.D. Skin Care Products

Samuel S. Epstein | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Samuel S. Epstein

The use of nanoparticles in cosmeceuticals poses an unrecognized public health hazard. Nanoparticles readily penetrate skin, and can invade underlying blood vessels and produce distant toxic effects.

'Sticking Plaster' Nanoparticles Could Repair Spinal Cord Injury

Mail Online | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Scientists last night raised hopes that microscopic nanoparticles could be injected into the spines of paralysed people to help them walk again....

Anti-Aging and Anti-Wrinkling Skin Care Products: Cosmeceuticals

Samuel S. Epstein | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Samuel S. Epstein

The term 'cosmeceutical' was developed as a way to avoid subjecting the industry's claims to the authority of the Food and Drug Administration.