Chemistry

A new study shows that human waste accounts for a high percentage of nutrients consumed by some animals and plants in suburban ponds.
by Yale University
1:37pm
12.12.2017
Industrial and agricultural activities produce large amounts of methane. Many bacteria also produce methane as a byproduct of their metabolism. Some of this...
by MIT
9:23am
12.11.2017
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A compound found in seaweed could protect human skin from the damaging impact of the sun without causing harm to marine ecosystems.
by King's College London
2:33pm
12.5.2017
Uranium can perform reactions that previously no one thought possible, which could transform the way industry makes bulk chemicals, polymers, and the...
by University of Manchester
9:15am
12.4.2017
A new study has found that BMAA—a toxin linked to several neurodegenerative diseases—is present in high concentrations during cyanobacteria blooms in Lake...
by University of British Columbia
2:38pm
11.29.2017
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A new method of examining the skin can reduce the number of animal experiments while providing new opportunities to develop pharmaceuticals and cosmetics.
by Chalmers University of Technology
2:26pm
11.29.2017
More than six years after a tsunami overwhelmed the Fukushima nuclear power plant, Japan has yet to reach consensus on what to do with a million tons of...
by Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press
9:18am
11.28.2017
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Three new research studies have found harmful pathogenic bacteria in Texas groundwater near unconventional natural gas extraction sites.
by University of Texas at Arlington
1:45pm
11.21.2017
Researchers have unlocked a key to maintain the insecticide’s effectiveness in eliminating pests without killing beneficial bugs, such as bees.
by Michigan State University
1:16pm
11.21.2017
Less than a month is left until the deadline for bids for operating the Los Alamos National Laboratory. Two major academic institutions are reportedly...
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3:28pm
11.17.2017
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For researchers pursuing the primordial history of oxygen in Earth's atmosphere, a new study might sour some "Eureka!" moments. A contemporary tool used to...
by Georgia Institute of Technology
9:13am
11.17.2017
Pungent, sometimes toxic blobs are fouling waterways from the Great Lakes to Chesapeake Bay, from the Snake River in Idaho to New York’s Finger Lakes and...
by John Flesher and Angeliki Kastanis, Associated Press
2:40pm
11.16.2017
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New research is building a bridge from nature's chemistry to greener, more efficient synthetic chemistry.
by University of Michigan
10:04am
11.16.2017
Chemists have found a compound that may have been a crucial factor in the origins of life on Earth. The study is part of an ongoing effort by scientists around...
by Scripps Research Institute
2:14pm
11.9.2017
A growing body of research supports the potential health benefits of cannabidiol – a naturally occurring chemical found in the cannabis plant – to help treat...
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9:32am
11.9.2017
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Harnessing the sun's radiation to help rid the oceans of microplastics contamination is one of several technical innovations to be developed by a new EU-funded...
by KTH Royal Institute of Technology
9:26am
11.7.2017
Enamelled drinking glasses and popular merchandise can contain potentially toxic levels of lead and cadmium, a study has shown.
by University of Plymouth
10:00am
11.6.2017
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Researchers have identified a wild yeast that is more effective than a pesticide at preventing common grape molds. The yeast strain is one of many found on...
by Frontiers
9:44am
11.3.2017
Electronic-skin technologies for prosthetics and robots can detect the slightest touch or breeze. But oddly, the sensors that make this possible do not respond...
by American Chemical Society
1:25pm
11.2.2017
Fake blood is a staple of the Halloween horror film experience, but there's no one recipe to suit every filmmaker's needs. The chemistry of fake blood has...
by American Chemical Society
11:49am
10.30.2017
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The National Urban Security Technology Laboratory in New York City is run by the Department of Homeland Security, and in the post-9/11 era, it has become a hub...
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2:44pm
10.27.2017
Helium, required in experiments for advanced physics where very low temperatures are needed, is a precious commodity. Although it is a byproduct of natural gas...
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9:23am
10.27.2017
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A team of environmental chemists report that triclosan, an antibacterial agent in some over-the-counter toothpastes, accumulates in toothbrush bristles and is...
by University of Massachusetts at Amherst
2:29pm
10.25.2017
The hermit kingdom, currently engaged in a kind of nuclear standoff with the international community, has held onto its biological weapons capacities – and...
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9:52am
10.25.2017
Analyzing samples from a prospective study, researchers found that human exposure to glyphosate, a chemical widely found in weed killers, has increased...
by University of California San Diego Health
2:18pm
10.24.2017
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Rechargeable batteries based on magnesium, rather than lithium, have the potential to extend electric vehicle range by packing more energy into smaller...
by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
12:00pm
10.19.2017
Some 2 million people in the U.S. get their drinking water from wells that may be infused with naturally-occurring arsenic, according to a new study. The...
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10:03am
10.18.2017
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University of Guelph researchers have published what is believed to be the first scientific paper in North America on improving medicinal cannabis plant...
by University of Guelph
1:19pm
10.17.2017
A sensational murder trial in Malaysia brought the judge, the attorneys and the two accused killers to a top-security laboratory to continue proceedings this...
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2:31pm
10.13.2017
A new study finds that cryotherapy, specifically having chemotherapy patients wear frozen gloves and socks for 90-minute periods, is useful for preventing...
by Oxford University
8:44am
10.13.2017
Researchers have published results showing that a carbon monoxide-iron-based therapy can inhibit snake venom's effects for up to an hour in animals. The...
by University of Arizona
2:04pm
10.12.2017
Gold has long been valued for its luxurious glitter and hue, and threads of the gleaming metal have graced clothing and tapestries for centuries. Determining...
by American Chemical Society
1:30pm
10.11.2017
Blow into the tube, please. In the future, the procedure will not just be used by police checking for alcohol intoxication, but also for testing the condition...
by ETH Zurich
9:15am
10.11.2017
In 2016, farmers worldwide planted more than 240 million acres of genetically modified corn, cotton and soybeans that produce insect-killing proteins from the...
by University of Arizona
2:19pm
10.10.2017
Last year, the leading cause of death for people under the age of 50 wasn’t cancer or heart problems or even motor vehicle accidents. So what is the reason for...
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9:05am
10.10.2017
New research has shown for the first time that activated carbon – a substance widely used in water purification – can help eliminate the health risks...
by Michigan State University
2:26pm
10.9.2017
A new test developed by Caltech researchers may help stem the tide of antibiotic-resistant bacteria by giving medical professionals a sneak peek into how...
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8:30am
10.5.2017
A touch of asphalt may be the secret to high-capacity lithium metal batteries that charge 10 to 20 times faster than commercial lithium-ion batteries,...
by Rice University
9:29am
10.2.2017
Researchers have developed a laser-based method that could be used to detect chemicals such as explosives and dangerous gases quickly and accurately.
by University of Michigan
2:45pm
9.29.2017
As farmers battle in their above-ground war on weeds, they may inadvertently create underground casualties – unintentionally attacking the beneficial bacteria...
by Cornell University
9:15am
9.28.2017
If wine is cultivated in an area where forest fires occur more often, such as in Australia or Southern Italy, aromas that make the alcoholic drink unpalatable...
by Technical University of Munich
9:43am
9.26.2017
A new filter has proven able to remove more than 90 percent of hydrocarbons, bacteria and particulates from contaminated water produced by hydraulic fracturing...
by Rice University
9:33am
9.26.2017
Scientists developed a rapid and highly sensitive fingerprint test that can take just seconds to confirm whether someone has used cocaine. This new...
by University of Surrey
2:10pm
9.22.2017
If you drop an aluminum spoon in a sink full of water, the spoon will sink to the bottom. That's because aluminum, in its conventional form, is denser than...
by Utah State University
1:53pm
9.22.2017
Researchers have developed the world's first handheld SORS device that can detect fake spirits, such as vodka and whiskey, while still in their bottles.
by University of Manchester
9:44am
9.21.2017
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