#ChemMonthly July 2019: The age of the Moon and combatting skunk stench

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Here’s the monthly summary of chemistry stories that have hit the news. This month features news on isotope evidence showing the Moon is older than previously thought, a compound that can remove the stench of skunk spray, 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.

Ligand treatment removes uranium from bones:

[Article] [Study]

Methane-minimising cattle feed compound seeks approval: [Article]

Isotopes show the moon is older than previously thought: [Article] [Study (£)]

Fungus compound neutralises skunk stench: [Article] [Study (£)]

Removing eye floaters using laser-heated nanoparticles: [Article] [Study (£)]

Tiny, elastic carbon structures as strong as diamonds: [Article] [Study (£)]

Silica aerogel could help grow crops on Mars: [Article] [Study]

Artificial fibres extract uranium from seawater: [Article][Study (£)]

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