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MEDICINE & HEALTH
NPR | January 29, 2023
The World Health Organization issued the statement as the novel coronavirus, calling it an "unprecedented outbreak." Here's what we knew — and didn't know — about the virus at that time.
Chemical & Engineering News | May 3, 2022
Gojo Industries chemist says the pandemic made her a better bench chemist and gave her a Twitter platform
Science News | September 21, 2021
At 26, Miramontes synthesized an active ingredient in one of the first birth control pills
Chemical & Engineering News | January 2, 2021
The University of Colorado chemist is communicating directly with the public about how people can protect themselves
Chemical & Engineering News | July 3, 2018
Massive clinical trial including developing nations demonstrates carbetocin is no less effective or safe than oxytocin
Princeton Alumni Weekly | October 25, 2017
‘Lazy’ microbes reveal their secret drugs when they must work to get nutrients
Forbes | June 12, 2017
Bring up the topic of opioid painkillers, and you’re almost certain to hear an idea that goes like this: People believed, or were allegedly led to believe, that opioid painkillers pose less of an addiction risk than they actually do. What comes up less often is that, in the opioid field, this has happened before.
Forbes | April 2, 2017
Bees— we know by now they’re important for our environment and our food system. That doesn’t stop somebody who’s been stung from wishing they’d go away. Now here’s a tidbit that might change your mind even in those moments of pain.
Chemical & Engineering News | July 21, 2014
A clearer picture might pave the way for new painkillers
Chemical & Engineering News | July 26, 2021
University of Aveiro microplastics researcher and veterinarian recommends policy priorities for dealing with plastic waste
Science News | April 21, 2021
Embedding enzymes in the material causes it to rapidly break down without creating microplastics
Science News | June 19, 2019
Chemists are finding better ways to extract biodegradable materials from crustaceans and insects
Knowable Magazine | May 3, 2023
A next-generation instrument on a delayed Martian rover may be the key to answering the question of life on the Red Planet
Colgate Magazine | Winter 20222
NASA planetary scientist Liz Rampe ’05 studies minerals on Earth that provide insights into Mars.
Princeton Alumni Weekly | April 21, 2021
What is the next frontier for humankind? If you guessed the moon or Mars, Charles Wohlforth ’86 invites you to think again. In Beyond Earth(Pantheon), Wohlforth and planetary scientist Amanda R. Hendrix make a case for Titan, Saturn’s largest moon, as the likeliest location for human colonization.
Forbes | July 31, 2015
Despite its bumpy landing, Philae -- the first human-made object to land on a comet -- managed to capture a cornucopia of chemistry data.
FOOD & WINE
DCist | August 10, 2022
When Angie Duran learned that Washington Post food critic Tom Sietsema had missed an opportunity to name a single local female sommelier during his weekly live chat recently, she fired up Instagram and started posting.
Her posts and others’ gave way to action.
DCist | April 21, 2022
Iterations of veggie and chicken sandwiches and its kathi rolls — flatbreads stuffed with flavorful chicken tikka, lamb, or paneer cheese and peppers — made it onto the menu.
Science News | April 3, 2020
Results could pave the way for a rare natural blue pigment to color food, clothes and more
DCist | November 7, 2018
We spoke with restaurateurs and chefs around the city to generate a Washington vegan wish list.
DCist | September 7, 2018
It’s a delicious paradox: a tropical-tasting fruit that grows wild in D.C.’s own backyard. It’s the pawpaw, and its legend seems to grow every year.
Princeton Alumni Weekly | April 4, 2018
Biologists Margarita *09 and Andrew Womack *11 met at Princeton, thanks to a postdoc turned Cupid. She had spent childhood weekends at her father’s restaurant in Colombia and appreciated Andrew’s science-minded approach to food, wherein Thanksgiving “involves Excel spreadsheets.” Three sons and two D.C. careers later, the Womacks took an entrepreneurial turn.
Scientific American | November 14, 2017
We picked a peck of pickle pictures to show you how helpful bacteria and salt transform this cucumber into a tangy treat.
Princeton Alumni Weekly | April 26, 2017
“If you’ve ever wondered what all the fuss is about wine, whether there’s really a discernible difference between a $20 and $200 bottle, or what would happen if you pushed your senses to their limits ... Well then, I have some people I’d like you to meet.” With that, Bianca Bosker ’08 introduces us to Cork Dork (Penguin), an account of her quest to demystify that most intimidating of tipples.
Scientific American | November 22, 2016
Don’t settle for limp, soggy turkey skin—use science when you roast your bird to get that perfect, crackling bite.
Forbes | August 19, 2015
Researchers sought ways to improve supermarket tomato taste without a major overhaul of commercial processing. Compared to standard tomatoes each of their three flavor-saving strategies leads to higher levels of important tomato flavor compounds.
Chemical & Engineering News | January 13, 2014
MIT researchers debuted two scientific cocktail toppers - a cocktail boat and floral pipette - that they developed in collaboration with celebrity chef José Andrés.
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