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'Legacy' mercury pollution still a problem in New Jersey meadowlands waters
'Legacy' mercury pollution from decades ago and miles away is an important source of contamination in New Jersey Meadowlands waterways, according to a Rutgers-led study that could help guide cleanup efforts. (2019-07-23)
Up to 30% of children carry a gene variant that may increase susceptibility to methylmercury
A study with 2,147 children explored the association between prenatal exposure to methylmercury, intellectual coefficient at 8 years of age, and genotype (2019-07-03)
Russian engineers ready to 'light up' a lamp revolution
Researchers from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology and Lebedev Physical Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences have designed and tested a prototype cathodoluminescent lamp for general lighting. (2019-07-02)
Students chowing down tuna in dining halls are unaware of mercury exposure risks
Some students are helping themselves to servings of tuna well beyond the amounts recommended to avoid consuming too much mercury. (2019-06-28)
Mass anomaly detected under the moon's largest crater
A mysterious large mass of material has been discovered beneath the largest crater in our solar system -- the Moon's South Pole-Aitken basin -- and may contain metal from the asteroid that crashed into the Moon and formed the crater, according to a Baylor University study. (2019-06-10)
Toxic metals found in reproductive organs of critically endangered eels
European eels consume their own skeletons as they swim 6,000 kilometers to their spawning grounds. (2019-06-06)
Researchers uncover indoor pollution hazards
A team of WSU researchers has found surprisingly high levels of pollutants, including formaldehyde and possibly mercury, in carefully monitored homes, and that these pollutants vary through the day and increase as temperatures rise. (2019-06-06)
New process to rinse heavy metals from soils
Poisonous heavy metals contaminating thousands of sites nationwide threaten to enter the food chain, and there's been no easy way to remove them. (2019-06-04)
Exposure to airborne metal pollution associated with increased risk of mortality
Study uses samples of wild moss to estimate individual human exposure to atmospheric metals. (2019-05-30)
Families with a higher socioeconomic position have a greater risk of exposure to chemicals
A European study analyses the exposure of 1,300 mothers and their children to 41 different chemical contaminants (2019-05-13)
New nanomaterial to replace mercury
Ultraviolet light is used to kill bacteria and viruses, but UV lamps contain toxic mercury. (2019-04-24)
Preliminary study suggests mercury not a risk in dog foods
Researchers at the University of California, Davis, recently investigated levels of methylmercury in a small sampling of commercial dog foods and found good news for dog owners. (2019-04-18)
A closer look at Mercury's spin and gravity reveals the planet's inner solid core
How do you explore the interior of a planet without ever touching down on it? (2019-04-17)
Scientists find evidence Mercury has a solid inner core
Scientists have long known that Earth and Mercury have metallic cores. (2019-04-17)
New evidence suggests volcanoes caused biggest mass extinction ever
Researchers say mercury buried in ancient rock provides the strongest evidence yet that volcanoes caused the biggest mass extinction in the history of the Earth. (2019-04-15)
The mechanism of high-temperature superconductivity is found
Russian physicist Viktor Lakhno from Keldysh Institute of Applied Mathematics, RAS considers symmetrical bipolarons as a basis of high-temperature superconductivity. (2019-04-09)
Study finds white sharks with high levels of mercury, arsenic and lead in their blood
Researchers found high concentrations of mercury, arsenic, and lead, in blood samples obtained from Great white sharks in South Africa. (2019-03-29)
Eating fish may help prevent asthma
A scientist from James Cook University in Australia says an innovative study has revealed new evidence that eating fish can help prevent asthma. (2019-03-18)
What scientists found after sifting through dust in the solar system
Two recent studies report discoveries of dust rings in the inner solar system: a dust ring at Mercury's orbit, and a group of never-before-detected asteroids co-orbiting with Venus, supplying the dust in Venus' orbit. (2019-03-12)
Using tiny organisms to unlock big environmental mysteries
Biological processes that influence climate and the environment, such as carbon fixation or nitrogen recycling are parts of these planet-wide processes are actually driven by the tangible actions of organisms at every scale of life, beginning at the smallest: the microorganisms living in the air, soil, and water. (2019-03-07)
New scientific statement on blood pressure measurement in people
Oscillometric devices, which use an electronic pressure sensor within the blood pressure cuff, can reduce human error and the risk to the environment from older devices which use mercury. (2019-03-04)
The global impact of coal power
With data and modelling from almost 8,000 coal power plants, researchers from ETH Zurich present the most comprehensive global picture to date of climate and human health impacts from coal power generation. (2019-02-18)
Research forms complex picture of mercury pollution in a period of global change
This study looks at how climate change and land use modification impact mercury pollution in wetlands. (2019-02-14)
New clue in curious case of cassowary casque
A team of Australian scientists has completed research that could help solve a 200-year-old mystery surrounding an iconic Australian bird. (2019-02-13)
Six new species of hideously adorable tentacle-nosed catfish discovered in Amazon
Scientists just discovered six new species of bristlenose catfish in the Amazon. (2019-02-06)
Safer mining practices reduce hazardous exposures in small-scale mining in Nigeria
Doctors Without Borders and Occupational Knowledge International are reporting on a successful pilot project demonstrating significant gains in reducing severe lead poisoning in mining communities in Nigeria. (2019-01-08)
Record levels of mercury released by thawing permafrost in Canadian Arctic
Permafrost thaw slumps in the western Canadian Arctic are releasing record amounts of mercury into waterways, according to new research by University of Alberta ecologists. (2018-12-12)
Marshall University study finds differences in umbilical cord blood metal levels in newborns
New findings from a team of Marshall University Joan C. (2018-12-12)
Wildfire ash could trap mercury
In the summers of 2017 and 2018, heat waves and drought conditions spawned hundreds of wildfires in the western US and in November, two more devastating wildfires broke out in California, scorching thousands of acres of forest, destroying homes and even claiming lives. (2018-12-05)
Removing toxic mercury from contaminated water
Water which has been contaminated with mercury and other toxic heavy metals is a major cause of environmental damage and health problems worldwide. (2018-11-21)
Fish can detox too -- but not so well, when it comes to mercury
By examining the tissues at a subcellular level, the researchers discovered yelloweye rockfish were able to immobilize several potentially toxic elements within their liver tissues (cadmium, lead, and arsenic) thus preventing them from interacting with sensitive parts of the cell. (2018-11-20)
Rainforest destruction from gold mining hits all-time high in Peru
Small-scale gold mining has destroyed more than 170,000 acres of primary rainforest in the Peruvian Amazon in the past five years, according to a new analysis by scientists at Wake Forest University's Center for Amazonian Scientific Innovation (CINCIA). (2018-11-08)
Lead, mercury exposure raises cholesterol levels
Higher levels of lead and other heavy metals detected in the blood was associated with increased levels of lower density lipoprotein (LDL -- bad cholesterol) and total cholesterol, according to preliminary research to be presented in Chicago at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2018, a premier global exchange of the latest advances in cardiovascular science for researchers and clinicians. (2018-11-05)
Study: Impact of mercury-controlling policies shrinks with every five-year delay
A new MIT study finds that the longer countries wait to reduce mercury emissions, the more legacy emissions will accumulate in the environment, and the less effective any emissions-reducing policies will be when they are eventually implemented. (2018-11-01)
Chemists disproved the universal nature of the mercury test
The mercury test of catalysts that has been used and considered universal for 100 years, turned out to be ambiguous. (2018-10-24)
Scientists discover new properties of uranium compounds
A group of physicists predicted that much lower pressures of about 50,000 atm can produce 14 new uranium hydrides, of which only one, UH3, has been known to date. (2018-10-15)
Robot masters human balancing act
By translating a key human physical skill, whole-body balance, into an equation, engineers at UT Austin used the numerical formula to program their robot Mercury. (2018-10-02)
Heavy metal acts as heavy artillery against bacterial infections
A new antibiotic treatment that contains the heavy metal gallium safely combated bacterial growth in mice and showed signs of efficacy in a preliminary phase 1 clinical trial of patients with cystic fibrosis or chronic lung infections. (2018-09-26)
Exposure to arsenic, lead, copper and cadmium linked to increased risk of heart disease
Exposure to arsenic, lead, copper and cadmium is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and coronary heart disease, finds a comprehensive analysis of the evidence published by The BMJ today. (2018-08-29)
Scientists discover first direct evidence of surface exposed water ice on the Moon
A team of scientists led by researchers from the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST) found the first direct evidence for the surface exposed water ice in permanently shaded regions (PSRs) of the Moon. (2018-08-21)
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