17-03-12 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 why a Canadian town’s water turned pink, how a dual drug combination can be used to kill antibiotic-resistant bacteria, 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

Discovery of earliest-known oxygen in the universe: [Article] [Study (£)]

Graphene-coated contact lenses block EM radiation: [Article] [Study (£)]

Potassium permanganate turns Canadian town’s water pink: [Article]

Dual drugs weaken then kill antibiotic resistant bacteria: [Article] [Study]

EPA scraps methane reporting for oil and gas companies: [Article]

 

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