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Megan Ray Nichols is a science writer by day & an amateur astronomer by night (at least when the weather cooperates). Megan is the editor of Schooled By Science, a blog dedicated to making science understandable to those without a science degree. She also regularly contributes to Smart Data Collective, Real Clear Science, and Industry Today. Subscribe to Schooled By Science for the latest news.


What Is Biotechnology and Why Is It so Important?

Technology shapes our world and everything in it. We use it when we wake up, when we travel to work, when we come home to relax and in some cases, even when we sleep.


Smart Bandages Are a Game-Changer for Medical Treatment

Bandages are no longer a small step in the medical treatment process. Instead, smart bandages may soon become an influencing agent in diagnoses and more. They may also potentially treat patients whose physiology has resisted antibiotics in the past.


How Do Continuous Flow Reactors Improve Drug Discovery?

Despite major medical advancements, the need for new drugs remains constant — making quick and safe drug discovery as vital as ever. However, in many cases, the drug discovery process remains slow, challenging and tedious, requiring large numbers of tests that limit the speed of identification and manufacturing.


Health Benefits of Amino Acids Backed by Science

Branch chain amino acids, or BCAAs, are something you usually see sold in stores with protein powders and other fitness supplements. However, adding these organic compounds to your diet is good for more than beefing up your fitness routine. 


How to Safely Dispose of Hazardous Waste

Industry, in general, keeps the country — and the world — running, but there are side effects to these advances, including the generation of hazardous waste. What is classified as hazardous waste, why do we create it, and how can businesses in the UK and EU dispose of it safely?


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