Monday 22 December, 2014

Scientists decode the atmosphere’s ‘detergent’

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

A team from the University of Pennsylvania has identified an important intermediate molecule and tracked its transformation to hydroxyl radicals Continue reading “Scientists decode the atmosphere’s ‘detergent’” »  More...

by BioNews | Published 3 months ago
By BioNews On Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

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” Continue reading “Even More...

By BioNews On Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

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 Continue reading “Missing Xenon gas may be resting in earth’s More...

By BioNews On Thursday, April 17th, 2014

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 Continue reading “Over 16 percent of Chinese soil is polluted” »  More...

By BioNews On Thursday, March 27th, 2014

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 Continue reading “Toxic dump poisons water in 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

Jelly-like atmospheric particles resist chemical aging

Atmospheric chemists at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) Continue reading “Jelly-like atmospheric particles resist chemical aging” »  More...

By BioNews On Thursday, July 12th, 2012

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 Continue More...

By BioNews On Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

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 Continue reading “New Zealand scientists More...

By BioNews On Thursday, December 15th, 2011
1 Comment

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 Continue reading “Coming soon: world’s first ‘green’ tires” More...

By BioNews On Friday, December 2nd, 2011

Carbon dioxide turned Antarctica into ice 34 million years ago

A new study claims that plunge in CO2 put the freeze on Antarctica, as Atmospheric carbon dioxide levels plunged by 40% before and during the formation of the Antarctic ice sheet 34 million years ago Continue reading More...