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What Is Fountain Pen Ink?

What makes fountain pen ink so special? How is it different from other types of ink? Why can you only use certain types of ink in a fountain pen? …

Fluoride exposure in utero linked to lower IQ in kids, study says

<b>(CNN) —</b> Increased levels of prenatal fluoride exposure may be associated with lower cognitive function in children, a new study says.<p>The study, published Tuesday in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives, evaluated nearly 300 sets of mothers and children in Mexico and tested the children …

Fluoride

40 million slaves in the world, finds new report

<b>London (CNN) —</b> More than 40 million people were estimated to be victims of modern slavery in 2016 -- and one in four of those were children.<p>Those are the findings of a new report produced by the International Labor Organization (ILO), a U.N. agency focusing on labor rights, and the Walk Free …

Child Labor

100 Years after the Lethal 1918 Flu Pandemic, We Are Still Vulnerable

In 2018 the world will mark the 100th anniversary of the most devastating infectious disease event in recorded history: the 1918 influenza …

Microbiology

‘A disaster in the making’: Pakistan’s population surges to 207.7 million

RAWALPINDI, Pakistan — For years, Pakistan's soaring population growth has been evident in increasingly crowded schools, clinics and poor communities across this vast, Muslim-majority nation. But until two weeks ago, no one knew just how serious the problem was. Now they do.<p>Preliminary results from …

Pakistan

Plastic Fibers Are Found in 83% of the World's Tap Water, a New Study Reveals

Virtually all the world’s tap water is contaminated by microscopic plastic fibers, a new study claims, raising fresh concerns about the implications …

Pollution

Insects under threat

Chelsea Pieterse, Weekend Witness<p>Could this sight become rarer in years to come? A butterfly rests on a plant before flitting off and continuing its …

Ecology

Triple Threat: New Pneumonia Is Drug-Resistant, Deadly And Contagious

In the past few years, there have been so many "superbugs" appearing in hospitals around the world that we here at Goats and Soda haven't had the time or resources to report on all of them.<p>But a new type of pneumonia emerging in China seems so important that we dropped what we were doing to write …

Microbiology

Amazing One Line Drawings

French artist duo DFT creates powerful and memorable images with just a single stroke. The duo consists of Emma and Stephane who are currently based …

A quick beginner’s guide to drawing

6 drawing exercises to get you started right now!<p>The <b>basic craft of drawing</b> is about two things: you learn <b>to control your hand</b> and <b>to see</b>.<p><i>Tip: For the</i> …

Drawing

Extensive Coral Bleaching in the Pacific Shocks Scientists

By Marnie Cunningham<p>A crew of scientists who are spending two years aboard a research ship traveling around the world have said they were shocked to …

Global Warming

First tanker crosses northern sea route without ice breaker

<b>A commercial LNG tanker has sailed across the colder, northern route from Europe to Asia without the protection of an ice-breaker for the first time.</b><p>The specially-built ship completed the crossing in just six-and-a-half days setting a new record, according to the tanker's Russian owners.<p>The …

Global Warming

Five Tips to Drawing the Figure

Figure drawings and sketches by Ilya Repin. Article contributions from Mark Gottsegen and Bill TiltonEasy Ways of Making Figure DrawingsWhen you get …

Drawing

Your UTI keeps coming back because we use too many antibiotics

Antibiotic resistance is making your UTI harder to treat.<p>Urinary tract infections are insanely common. Alone, they make up almost 25 percent of all infections, and more than half of women will get at least one in their lifetimes. In parallel, they’re also becoming increasingly harder to treat as …

Microbiology

This Common Ingredient in Antiseptic Soap Is Messing With Your Cell Biology

Check the label.<p>A common class of antiseptic found in everything from mouthwash to spermicides has been found to impair the workings of our cells' …

Biology