What are the Dangers of Pharmaceutical Drug Production?

Most people know illicit drug production poses many dangers. Flammability, improper disposal, and toxic fumes are just a few, especially in drugs like methamphetamine. But what about other drugs like pharmaceuticals? Are these drugs entirely safe, or do they come with their share of production dangers? Here’s what you need to know.

Sponge City Concept can be an answer to increased flood and water crisis

Sponge City is a concept in urban planning and design that aims to make cities more resilient to flooding and other natural disasters by designing urban areas to absorb, store, and use water more efficiently. This can be achieved through a variety of strategies, including green infrastructure, permeable pavement, and rainwater harvesting systems.

If every people jumped into the ocean at once, how much would the sea level rise?

If every people on Earth were to jump into the ocean at once, the sea level would not rise significantly. The total volume of water added to the oceans by all the people on Earth jumping into them would be relatively small compared to the total volume of the oceans, which is about 1.35 billion …

What is the optimum human population for planet Earth?

It is difficult to determine an exact optimum human population for the earth, as there are many factors to consider and different perspectives on what constitutes an ideal population size. The earth’s carrying capacity, or the maximum number of people that the earth’s resources can sustainably support, is determined by a variety of factors, including …

Miracle Drug or Snake Oil? How Consumers Can Tell the Difference

Humans have been searching for the fountain of youth for centuries. We have overturned virtually every rock, we have looked under every leaf, and we have plumbed nature’s bounty in order to unlock the secret to eternal life and endless good health. Along the way, con artists, charlatans, and even well-meaning dupes have introduced an …

The Unsuspecting Hazard of Fentanyl

Fentanyl has gained the attention of countless news sources in the past few years. In fact, this year dawned the first official Fentanyl Awareness Day, which took place on May 10, 2022. The official website created to promote the day states that this issue is so important because of the alarming death rates directly attributed …

7 Ways Daylighting Design in Building Impacts Your Health

Daylighting is a design technique architects and building designers use to make the most of the sun and increase a building’s appeal. They achieve this design using solar tubes to capture and reflect light throughout the building. Light shelves and skylights also increase the amount of sunlight in a room.

Robert Koch announced the discovery of the tuberculosis bacterium on March 24, 1882

On March 24, 1882, German physician and microbiologist Robert Koch (11 December 1843 – 27 May 1910) announced the discovery of the tuberculosis bacterium. since 1982, March 24 is commemorated by the World Health Organization (WHO) World Tuberculosis Day to raise public awareness. Today’s (March 24) story of what happened this day in Science, Technology, …

Covid-19 was declared a pandemic on March 11, 2020

Covid-19, the highly-contagious disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) on March 11, 2020. Today’s (March 11) story of what happened this day in Science, Technology, Astronomy, and Space Exploration history.

Bioengineered Cotton Could Help Solve World Hunger

Humans have relied on cotton’s textile fiber for nearly seven millennia. However, utilizing cottonseed as food has been a long and unfulfilled goal of many plant breeders. Along with its abundant, high-quality protein, cottonseed also contains gossypol – a toxic chemical that renders the seed inedible. Cottonseed’s fate as a mostly unusable by-product seemed sealed …