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Cannabidiol (CBD) is a non-psychoactive compound derived from cannabis, lacking the tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) that gives marijuana users a carefree high. CBD has become wildly popular for recreational purposes — it is inhaled through vapor pens, taken in capsules, and mixed with teas and fruity drinks, mainly as a relaxant. Several preliminary clinical studies even claim it can treat a range of health conditions, such as anxiety and epilepsy.

Epidemics of disease caused by highly infectious pathogens are particularly devastating in developing countries with limited laboratory infrastructure and trained medical staff.

What is bee spit? Contrary to popular belief, it is not honey — but it can be used as glue, according to chemical engineers at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Hydrogen fuel produced from water is a promising source of renewable, clean energy. Burning it in fuel cells generates only water as a byproduct, and the energy can be used to power cars, homes, and industrial processes.

Researchers at the U.S. Dept. of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) have identified the molecular interactions behind a catalyst that has been shown to completely decompose chemical warfare agents.

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