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Here’s the monthly summary of chemistry stories that have hit the news. This month features news on the observation of the universe’s first molecule in space, a new method for making graphene using hair removal wax, 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.

New polymer family can be recycled and upcycled: [Article] [Study (£)]

Harmful particulates in air on board diesel trains: [Article] [Study (£)]

The universe’s first molecule found in space: [Article] [Study (£)]

Chemistry book written entirely by machine published: [Article] [Book]

Lead contamination risk after Notre Dame fire: [Article]

Hair removal wax helps create high quality graphene: [Article] [Study*]

Neonicotinoid pesticide exposure may harm mammals: [Article] [Study]

Pizza-baking generates fluorescent nanoparticles: [Article] [Study*]

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