Peeing in the Pool is Gross and May Actually Be Bad For You

Peeing in swimming pools may be hazardous to your health. That's the message from scientists who have found that compounds in urine mix with chlorine to form chemicals that have been linked to respiratory effects in swimmers. Read More >>

This Public Toilet Turns Pee Into Street Trees

Public toilets are notorious for unsavoury behaviour and even more unsavoury smells. The PPlanter is both a public toilet and a planter, composting the pee it collects to nourish pots of bamboo. Plus it's apparently odour-free. Read More >>

New Paper-Based Urine Tests Could Detect Cancer and Heart Disease

Diagnosing cancer and heart disease generally requires extensively trained personnel and expensive instruments. But one MIT research group that wants to solve that problem has designed a single injection and paper-based detection system they're hoping to ship them everywhere a letter can travel. Read More >>

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This 3D-Printed Robot Heart Runs on Nothing But Pee

Robots may not have souls, but pretty soon they might have real, 3D-printed, fluid-pumping hearts. Except those hearts won't be pumping blood; they'll be pumping pee. Read More >>

After Seven Years of Research, We Finally Know What's in Your Pee

A team of 20 researchers from University of Alberta proudly announced a commendable achievement on Thursday. Using no fewer than five different experimental methods, they've discovered over 3,000 different chemical compounds in human urine. And it only took them seven years. Read More >>

Why Do Vitamins Make Urine Bright Yellow?

If you've ever taken a daily multivitamin you too might have noticed your urine turning a bright yellow-ish colour. Take your vitamins and eat some asparagus and you might just think you're dying the next time you pee! Read More >>

You Can Now Power Your Phone With Your Pee

It's not like you're going to run out of urine anytime soon, so why not use it for something useful like charging your phone? That's exactly what researchers from the Bristol Robotics Laboratory have managed using fancy microbial fuel cells. Read More >>

These Teenage Girls from Africa Made a Urine Powered Generator

When I was a teenager, I don't think I ever imagined doing anything other than playing video games and eating junk food. Luckily, these teenage girls weren't me because they've developed a generator that can be powered with urine. Yep, it's pee-powered. Read More >>

Iron Man Made of Pee Gets Student Top Art Prize

A graduate art student in Taiwan found blood in his urine while peeing one day. So he thought: hey, I can draw Iron Man with this!—as you do when such things happen, of course. And then, things got even worse. Read More >>


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