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#ChemMonthly February 2018: New antibiotics, stealth bunnies, and antidepressant effectiveness

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Here’s the monthly summary of chemistry stories that have hit the news. This month features news on a new family of antibiotics, a ‘stealth cloak’ for rabbits, the efficacy of antidepressants, and more! Larger summary images for each item are provided below, along with links to articles and studies for all the featured stories.

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. 

Superionic water may help explain ice giant magnetic fields: [Article] [Study (£)]

Chemical processing makes wood stronger than steel: [Article] [Study (£)]

Ozone levels still declining in the lower stratosphere: [Article] [Study]

New family of antibiotics discovered in soil samples: [Article] [Study]

Emissions from household products hugely underestimated: [Article] [Study]

Polar bear hair inspires stealth cloak for rabbits: [Article] [Study (£)]

Review confirms effectiveness of antidepressants: [Article] [Study]

Volatile compounds indicate decaying plastic artefacts: [Article] [Study (£)]

 

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