Atmospheric chemistry
Sunday 26 April, 2015

Yak dung polluting indoor air in Tibetan households

image credit: clemson University

Burning of Yak dung is leading to pollution of indoor air in Tibetan households  More...

by BioNews | Published 3 months ago
This image, called the Hubble eXtreme Deep Field (XDF), combines Hubble observations taken over the past decade of a small patch of sky in the constellation of Fornax. With a total of over two million seconds of exposure time, it is the deepest image of the Universe ever made, combining data from previous images including the Hubble Ultra Deep Field (taken in 2002 and 2003) and Hubble Ultra Deep Field Infrared (2009). Credit: NASA, ESA, G. Illingworth, D. Magee, and P. Oesch (University of California, Santa Cruz), R. Bouwens (Leiden University), and the HUDF09 Team
By BioNews On Monday, September 29th, 2014
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Scientists decode the atmosphere’s ‘detergent’

A team from the University of Pennsylvania has identified an important intermediate molecule and tracked its transformation to hydroxyl radicals  More...

By BioNews On Wednesday, July 9th, 2014
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Even low level of arsenic exposure not safe: Study

Researchers in the US have found that even a very low exposure to arsenic can cause cancer in humans, “raising the possibility that no level of arsenic appears to be safe”  More...

By BioNews On Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014
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Missing Xenon gas may be resting in earth’s belly: Study

The missing noble gas Xenon did not leave atmosphere and disappeared into space but may be resting at earth’s core, a thrilling study reveals  More...

By BioNews On Thursday, April 17th, 2014
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Over 16 percent of Chinese soil is polluted

About 16.1 percent of soil in China’s mainland is polluted, an official report said Thursday  More...

By BioNews On Thursday, March 27th, 2014
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Toxic dump poisons water in Italy

Water contaminated from an illegal toxic dump has been distributed over the course of years to residents of a large area in central Italy  More...

This diagram illustrates the effect of phase on the chemical reactivity of adipic acid. (Image courtesy of Kuwata Mikinori.)
By BioNews On Wednesday, October 17th, 2012
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Jelly-like atmospheric particles resist chemical aging

Atmospheric chemists at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS)  More...

By BioNews On Thursday, July 12th, 2012
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BPA substitute in cash register receipts poses health risk

People are being exposed to higher levels of the substitute for BPA in cash register thermal paper receipts and many of the other products that engendered concerns about the health effects of bisphenol A  More...

By BioNews On Tuesday, June 12th, 2012
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New Zealand scientists try to solve mystery of disappearing penguins

New Zealand scientists are preparing a study to solve one of nature”s great mysteries, the disappearance of a rapidly dwindling breed of penguin every winter  More...

By BioNews On Thursday, December 15th, 2011
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Coming soon: world’s first ‘green’ tires

Partnerships between tire companies and biotechnology firms have led to the development world’s first ‘green’ tires made from sugar  More...