Here’s the weekly summary of both new chemistry research and studies that have been in the news. This week features an update on the proposed carcinogenic risk of glyphosate, the discovery of some of the ingredients for life on comet 67P, 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.
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.
Rosetta discovers amino acid and phosphorus on comet: [Article] [Study]
Test helps to detect parmesan imposters: [Article] [Study]
Paper sensor helps monitor sun exposure: [Article] [Study]
Crawling chemical globules act like they’re alive: [Article] [Study]
Glyphosate ‘unlikely to pose carcinogenic risk’ through dietary exposure: [Article] [Study]
Other Stories This Week
Study evaluates lead lipstick risk: [Article] [Study]
Bacteria stocks up on metals using multi-metal metallophore: [Article] [Study (£)]
Compound converts from liquid to solid when exposed to light: [Article] [Study (£)]
Beryllium-8 decay hints at new fundamental force: [Article] [Study]
Neptunium experiments give insights into periodic table’s far reaches: [Article] [Study (£)]
Protein that gives ivy’s adhesive its strength uncovered: [Article] [Study (£)]
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