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May 18, 2016

 

weathered statue at site of Roman bathhouse

Ancient Roman Parasites

Ancient poop reveals that Romans suffered from intestinal parasites, despite their sophisticated sanitation system.

December 14, 2015

 

toilet paper

To Flush or Not to Flush?

Sewage treatment plants and landfills both release a lot of greenhouse gases in the process of decomposing waste.

March 5, 2012

 

swarm of jellyfish

What Is Causing The Swarms Of Jellyfish?

Scientists have been finding swarms of jellyfish, called blooms, all over the world.

August 17, 2010

 

NASA Spaceship blasting off

Could Today’s Sewage Be Tomorrow’s Rocket Fuel?

Fact or fiction: Scientists may have found a way to power a rocket using poop. Fact!

July 2, 2008

 

Raw sewage pouring into river

Microbial Fuel Cells

Feeling the cash crunch as a result of high gas prices? A surprising solution may be near, sewage as fuel. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

April 2, 2004

 

toilet-paper

Is It Better To Flush Toilet Paper Or Throw It In The Trash?

Is flushing or throwing away better for the environment?

November 7, 2003

 

Getting the Stink Out of Sewage

Sewage stinks. But did you know that bacteria can make it smell better?

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