#ChemMonthly April 2018: Infinitely recyclable plastic, Uranus’s eggy gas, and neonicotinoid ban

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Here’s the monthly summary of chemistry stories that have hit the news. This month features news on an infinitely recyclable plastic, a semi-infinite store of rare earth elements, 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. 

Rock weathering can release nitrogen into the soil: [Article] [Study (£)]

Researchers refine plastic-digesting bacteria enzyme: [Article] [Study (£)]

Deep-sea mud ‘semi-infinite’ store of rare earth metals: [Article] [Study]

Scientists confirm that eggy gas surrounds Uranus: [Article] [Study (£)]

Further progress on ‘infinitely recyclable’ plastic: [Article] [Study]

EU imposes total outdoor ban on three neonicotinoid pesticides: [Article]

Zeolites help cut carcinogens in smoked foods: [Article] [Study (£)]

Aldehydes lure mosquitos to malaria sufferers: [Article] [Study (£)]

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