15-04-19 - This Week in Chemistry

Here’s the weekly summary of both new chemistry research and studies that have been in the news. This week features a potential explanation for the energy source for the dynamo that powers Earth’s magnetic field, how the household sponge could help fight BPA contamination in industrial waste water, and more. As always, links to further articles and original research papers are provided below, as well as further studies of interest not included in the graphic.

Featured Stories

Planetary collision theory for isotope discrepancy: [Article] [Study]

Domestic sponge has high capacity to absorb BPA: [Article] [Study]

Portable sensor can detect when meat is decaying: [Article] [Study]

Vodka & rum as cheap chromatography solvents: [Article] [Study]

Ingredients for life from meteorites & solar wind: [Article] [Study]

Other Stories This Week

Water behind storms on Saturn: [Article] [Study]

First 3D view of the body’s ‘wasabi receptor’: [Article] [Study]

Smartphone holograms could help diagnose cancer: [Article] [Study]

Mixing polymers makes shape memory elastomer: [Article] [Study]

New fracking fluid could decrease energy required: [Article] [Study]

‘Love hormone’ prompts social behaviours in mice: [Article] [Study]

Nanotube electrodes could improve therapies for neural disorders: [Article] [Study]

Californium suggested as second transitional element in actinides series: [Article] [Study]

Chemical reactions using pencils & colouring-in: [Article] [Study]

Antibiotic resistance found in isolated tribe: [Article] [Study]

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