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Sub-fertility linked to flame retardant exposure

The first study to investigate the impact of flame retardants – commonly found in household consumer products – on human fertility has linked exposure to the chemicals with reduced fertility in women. Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, who conducted the study said that a 10-fold increase in the blood concentration of any of […]

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Getting Physical With Molecules




The same researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UI) who came up with self-healing plastic have described in Nature a new technique that utilizes mechanical force to alter the course of chemical reactions. “This is a fundamentally new way of doing chemistry,” said UI’s Jeffrey Moore, explaining how mechanical energy allows chemists to […]




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Neutrinos Open Window Into Earth’s Interior




Located in a mine cavern beneath the mountains of Japan’s main island of Honshu, the Kamioka Liquid scintillator Anti-Neutrino Detector (KamLAND) is set to present us with a new view inside our planet. Researchers have shown that anti-electron neutrinos emanating from the earth, so-called geoneutrinos, can be used to open a unique window, revealing information […]




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First Photo Of Planet Outside Our Solar System




A team of astronomers has confirmed the discovery of a giant extra-solar planet, approximately five times the mass of Jupiter, that is gravitationally bound to a young brown dwarf star. The research, appearing in Astronomy and Astrophysics, puts an end to a year long discussion on the nature of this object, which started with the […]




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