Scientists turned toxic pesticide into treatment against antibiotic-resistant bacteria

N-Aryl-C-nitroazoles are an important class of heterocyclic compounds. They are used as pesticides and fungicides. However, these substances could be toxic to humans and cause mutations. As they are not frequently used, there is little data about them in the medicinal chemistry literature. However, it has been suggested recently that the groups of compounds that […]

Mount Vesuvius’ eruption turned human nerve cell tendrils to glass

Nearly 2,000 years ago, a cloud of scorching ash from Mount Vesuvius buried a young man as he lay on a wooden bed. That burning ash quickly cooled, turning some of his brain to glass. This confluence of events in A.D. 79 in the town of Herculaneum, which lay at the western base of the […]

Distant alien planets could be turned into dark matter detectors

Dark matter could be detected on alien worlds orbiting distant suns, a new study suggests. This elusive form of matter is one of the most frustrating and mysterious aspects of modern astronomy. Thought to account for 80% of all matter in the universe, it is completely invisible, detectable only through its slight gravitational pull on […]

Hockey game turned into COVID-19 superspreader event

A recreational ice hockey game in Florida turned into a “superspreader” event when 14 out of 22 players developed COVID-19 after the game, including players on both teams, according to a new report. The report, published Thursday (Oct. 15) in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention journal Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, highlights the […]