In a recent newspaper exposé about unsafe conditions within biosafety level 3 and 4 labs (the highest levels of containment against some of the most infectious agents), reporters comment, “Vials of bioterror bacteria have gone missing. Lab mice infected with deadly viruses have escaped, and wild rodents have been found making nests […]

There is chocolate, and then there is chocolate: concoctions that take three days to make, with Pistachio marzipan or truffles infused with nougatine or exotic flavors, such as chipotle and cardamon. Among chocolate lovers, two bearded brothers have been making waves in the industry to the ire of some chocolate experts. […]

For some, fashion as evidenced by styles of clothing, footwear and accessories, is seen as “the poster industry of consumerist materialism.” As writer Kate Fletcher continues, “It [can be] shaped by the superfluidity of mass production and unlimited consumption; an industry linked to abuses of workers’ rights and the creation […]

Perhaps unsurprisingly, approximately 90 percent of total chemical production, including specialty chemicals, is based on crude oil and natural gas. Increasingly, however, corporations and businesses are considering how to use biomass (biological material derived from living organisms) to free themselves from limited fossil fuels, which are privy to both dynamic […]

For many, March 23, 2014, will forever mark the beginning of something terrible, specifically the deadliest Ebola outbreak since 1976. At that time, the international community could not have known that the first confirmed case of Ebola would eventually burgeon into over 11,160 deaths in six countries including Liberia, Guinea, Sierra […]

Prioritizing between one’s “work” and one’s “lifestyle,” or work-life balance is a difficulty known to millions of American workers. Though only 16 percent reported difficulty in balancing work and family in a 2010 National Health Interview Survey Occupational Health Supplement study, the number of stress-related disability claims has nearly doubled, […]

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