16-11-20 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 news on how your phone carries a chemical imprint of your lifestyle, how bird droppings help keep the Arctic cool, and more. As always, links to further articles and original research papers are provided below.

Note: links to studies behind a journal paywall are indicated with (£). Studies without this symbol are open access, and can be accessed and read for free. Asterisked studies are free but require logging in to read.

 

Featured Stories

Chemical traces allow phones to be matched to owners: [Article] [Study]

Ammonia from bird droppings helps keep the Arctic cool: [Article] [Study]

Chemists synthesise poison dart frog toxin isomers: [Article] [Study (£)]

Stretchable, sweat-powered sensors in socks: [Article] [Study*]

Identifying the original colour of a Finnish palace clock: [Article] [Study]

 

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