#ChemMonthly July 2018: Water on Mars, crisp packet recycling, and textbook mechanism errors

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Here’s the monthly summary of chemistry stories that have hit the news. This month features news on a water lake underneath the ice cap of Mars, how mass spectrometry can help spot poetry forgeries, the identification of a key protein in body odour production, 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. 

2018-07-31 – Water on Mars

Water lake detected under Martian ice cap:

[Article] [Study]

2018-07-31 – Algae trap mercury

Algae trap mercury in deep-sea sediments: [Article] [Study (£)]

2018-07-31 – Burns poems

Mass spectrometry helps spot forged Burns poems: [Article] [Study]

2018-07-31 – Fish CO2

Rising ocean carbon dioxide affects fish sense of smell: [Article] [Study (£)]

2018-07-31 – Crisp bags

Solvent helps make crisps bags more recyclable: [Article] [Study*]

2018-07-31 – Sugar sweetness

Hydrogen bonds length affects sugar sweetness: [Article] [Study (£)]

2018-07-31 – Textbook mechanism

Textbook reaction mechanism is the exception, not the rule: [Article] [Study (£)]

2018-07-31 – Body odour

Key step in body odour production identified: [Article] [Study]

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