This Week In Chemistry

This Week in Chemistry – Official New Element Names, and Evidence Against the Mpemba Effect

16-12-04 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 official confirmation of four new elements names, how Ancient Egyptian eye make-up may have helped fight eye infections, 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

Names of new elements officially confirmed: [Article]

Handheld artificial nose can detect rotting meat: [Article] [Study (£)]

Bismuth may force superconductivity rethink: [Article] [Study (£)]

Does hot water really freeze faster than cold water?: [Article] [Study]

Ancient Egyptian eye makeup may have fought infections: [Article] [Study (£)]


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