A 15-year-old inventor was named Time Magazine’s “Kid of the Year” after she created a device that can detect lead in tap water.  Gitanjali Rao, a Colorado teen, began her research to develop a lead detecting device when she was just 10 years old. She studied carbon nanotube sensor technology at...

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While most of the world celebrated the announcement of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine, not all were pleased. The movement against genetically modified crops fumed because the vaccine was developed using genetic modification technology.  The long-awaited coronavirus vaccines developed by Pfizer and Moderna both use messenger RNA, a form of genetic material, to...

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This is the second report in a series about companies “greenwashing” products to make them appear to be better for the environment than they actually are. You can read our other greenwashing reports here. Keep an eye on the Periodic Fabels blog for future updates to the series. Fake meat companies...

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You don’t need to completely “deep-fake” a photo to deceive people. Just look at the latest from Oceana, an environmental activist group. The organization released a report on November 19 titled: “Choked, Strangled, Drowned: The Plastics Crisis Unfolding In Our Oceans.” The document and a related YouTube video mention the United States dozens of times and are focused exclusively...

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Snoop Dogg, the washed-up 90s rapper known for his marijuana habit, has a new gig: Doing ads for SodaStream, a company that provides a home carbonation device for water and other beverages. Snoop released a video advertisement for SodaStream arguing that people should switch to a carbonation machine so they can stop drinking...

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The first Thanksgiving took place in 1621, almost 400 years ago. While historians haven’t said if the Pilgrims and their Native American friends needed a nap after dinner, the myth that turkey makes you sleepy has been around for generations.  To help set the record straight, we’ve debunked the top five...

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As more cities head for coronavirus lockdowns, many COVID-conscious shoppers are stocking up on frozen foods so they can minimize their trips to the grocery store. This grocery shopping trend has sent frozen food sales through the roof with seven in ten shoppers increasing the amount of frozen food they have...

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Rolls Royce is aiming to change the future of power generation in the United Kingdom.  The company called on officials in the U.K. to provide funding for 16 small modular reactors (SMRs) which could generate carbon-free nuclear energy for England. If granted, the plan would create 6,000 new jobs over the...

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This is the first report in a series about companies “greenwashing” products to make them appear to be better for the environment than they actually are. Keep an eye on the Periodic Fabels blog for future updates to the series.  Boxed water has positioned itself as the eco-friendly alternative to plastic...

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