Politics has overtaken science at the EPA

Opinion | Dr. Gilbert Ross

This shouldn’t come as a surprise.

Activists, media unfairly malign safe chemicals

op-ed | Alex Avery

Studies showing that chemicals are dangerous get attention, while studies showing they’re safe are ignored.

Chinese watermelon explosion - AP

World | interns

Fields of exploding watermelons in China prompt questions about famers’ use, and misuse, of chemicals

The germ of regulation spreads

Opinion | Natasha Mayer

In an effort to see how regulations are born, I went deep underground, literally.

The biggest unfounded health scares of 2010

Opinion | Dr. Elizabeth Whelan

Ten things that you shouldn’t be afraid of.

Don't let bureaucrats crash your party

Editorial | Natasha Mayer

The new Congress needs to roll back the growth in the size and power of the federal bureaucracy.

Don't fall victim to the hysteria over plastic toys

Opinion | Dr. Elizabeth Whelan

The best way to protect our children is to focus on actual risks, like drunk driving.

The tragedy of modern environmental thought

Energy | Andrew Glidden

Environmentalists are always supporting collectivist solutions to environmental problems. They should be supporting free-market ones instead.

Activists' assault on green chemistry: method in the madness?

Opinion | Henry Miller

Why are environmentalists suddenly opposed to the eco-friendly regulations they once championed?

Organic golf course is exclusive, but a weed or two sneak in - NYT

Sports | Julia McClatchy (admin)

Opened eight years ago, the club is thought to be the only completely organic golf course in the United States

'Smart pills' - Baltimore Sun

US | interns

After a recent discovery, University of Maryland scientists may soon be able to develop a drug that could aid learning in healthy people

Chemistry student cooked meth in his home lab - Orlando Sentinel

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Perhaps inspired by ‘Breaking Bad’, a University of Central Florida student housed a cache of explosive chemicals and a drug den in his residence

Mexican President: U.S. world's 'biggest drug addict' - TheDC

US | Alexis Levinson

Weeks after receiving a standing ovation by Democrats in Congress for criticizing the Arizona immigration law, Felipe Calderon blames Mexico’s crime on the U.S.

Dangerous levels of E. coli found in waterways - Detroit FREEP

US | Jeff Winkler (admin)

More than 3.5 billion gallons of raw and partially treated sewage and industrial waste were dumped into metro Detroit lakes, rivers and streams because of heavy rains during the past month

Brotherly love among soldiers is scientifically proven - The Telegraph

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Researches have found that soldiers have the same chemicals in their blood as protective mothers

Gulf oil spill workers report health problems - USA Today

US | interns

With the giant oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico now in its sixth week, reports of clean-up workers falling ill are on the rise

The truth about chemicals

Opinion | Dr. Elizabeth Whelan

The Environmental Protection Agency plans to regulate five commonly used chemicals and says more will be added to the list regularly. Chemicals are under increasing scrutiny and the trend is toward more precautionary regulations. But what’s driving all this? Science? Or political hype? I say the latter

Robbers use sleeping gas on victims - Telegraph

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Using a mixture of chemicals that puts residents to sleep within minutes, robbers easily entered a house in Ghazipur, East Delhi, and walked away with cash and jewelry

Scientists create artificial life - BBC

Tech | interns

First synthetic living cell developed in California

George Will is on drugs?

Opinion | Tom O'Connor

Yes, I know the thought of America’s leading conservative columnist indulging on a regular basis in powerful, mind-altering substances is rather hard to believe. But once you consider the evidence I have no doubt you’ll agree that there is no other explanation for his bizarre behavior in his weekly appearances on ABC’s This Week.