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11 terrifying things that could be lurking in your tap water

Tens of millions of Americans are exposed to unsafe drinking water each year. The problem is most egregious in rural areas, but a few major cities face a widespread threat of contamination. Some of the most common contaminants found in tap water include lead, which can produce permanent brain damage […]
11 terrifying things that could be lurking in your tap water
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How a toxin from an Australian desert spider is helping design eco-friendly insecticides

A toxin from the desert bush spider is helping scientists create bee-friendly insecticides and new treatments for health conditions. Researchers from the University of Queensland and Princeton University used the potent toxin—Dc1a—to investigate the molecular structure of sodium channels, which play important roles in the nervous system of humans and […]
How a toxin from an Australian desert spider is helping design eco-friendly insecticides