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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)
Neandertals' main food source was definitely meat
Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Germany describe two late Neandertals with exceptionally high nitrogen isotope ratios, which would traditionally be interpreted as the signature of freshwater fish consumption. (2019-02-18)
Cryofixation and electron tomography reveals novel compartment in arbuscular mycorrhiza
The importance of the mycorrhizal symbiosis to plant growth has led to a large body of research into their formation and function, yet there are critical unanswered questions. (2019-02-13)
Nitrogen gets in the fast lane for chemical synthesis
A new one-step method discovered by synthetic organic chemists at Rice University allows nitrogen atoms to be added to precursor compounds used in the design and manufacture of drugs, pesticides, fertilizers and other products. (2019-02-08)
Novel electrocatalyst outperforms platinum in alkaline hydrogen production
A novel ruthenium-based catalyst developed at UC Santa Cruz has shown markedly better performance than commercial platinum catalysts in alkaline water electrolysis for hydrogen production. (2019-02-07)
Leaves are nature's most sophisticated environment sensors
The experiment was spread over four continents, from the semiarid grasslands and savannas of Australia to lush pastures in Europe and prairies in America. (2019-02-05)
Everything in moderation
In efforts to curb our use of greenhouse gas-generating fossil fuels, plant-based biofuels are among the top contenders as alternative liquid energy sources for transportation. (2019-02-01)
Weather at key growth stages predicts Midwest corn yield and grain quality, study says
Corn is planted on approximately 90 million acres across the United States every year. (2019-01-29)
Semiconductors combine forces in photocatalysis
A significant advance in the photocatalytic activity of conventional materials is demonstrated by a two-dimensional heterostructure comprising nanolayers of two semiconductors: black phosphorus and bismuth tungstate. (2019-01-24)
SwRI scientist sheds light on Titan's mysterious atmosphere
A new Southwest Research Institute study tackles one of the greatest mysteries about Titan, one of Saturn's moons: the origin of its thick, nitrogen-rich atmosphere. (2019-01-23)
Planetary collision that formed the moon made life possible on Earth
Most of Earth's life-essential elements probably arrived with the planetary collision that produced the moon. (2019-01-23)
Study predicts how air pollutants from US forest soils will increase with climate change
Scientists predict that certain regions of the United States will experience higher levels of pollutants that cause smog, acid rain and respiratory problems due changes in forest soils from climate change. (2019-01-22)
Right green for crop, environment, wallet
Researchers found an efficient approach to managing nitrogen in agriculture and reducing its environmental impact. (2019-01-16)
Ammonia by phosphorus catalysis
More than 100 years after the introduction of the Haber-Bosch process, scientists continue to search for alternative ammonia production routes that are less energy demanding. (2019-01-16)
Gut bacteria make key amino acids dispensable, expanding food options for invasive flies
Fruit flies fed antibiotics to supress their gut microbiome are forced to avoid the best food patches if they lack vital amino acids, according to a study by Boaz Yuval from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel and Chang-Ying Nui from Huazhong Agricultural University in China, publishing Jan. (2019-01-16)
RUDN pedologists found out a correct combination of nitrogen fertilizers and plastic mulch
RUDN pedologists studied the combined effect of nitrogen-containing fertilizers and plastic mulching. (2019-01-15)
New conservation practice could reduce nitrogen pollution in agricultural drainage water
In a new study, University of Illinois scientists have estimated that a new conservation practice known as saturated buffers could reduce nitrogen from agricultural drainage by 5 to 10 percent. (2019-01-15)
Making ammonia 'greener'
A pair of researchers at Case Western Reserve University have come up with a new way to create ammonia from nitrogen and water at low temperature and low pressure. (2019-01-11)
New catalysts for better fuel cells
Researchers in Korea have fabricated nano-sized catalysts that could improve the performance and production of clean energy fuel cells. (2019-01-08)
Eating your veggies, even in space
Travelling to Mars will require astronauts to grow their own food. (2019-01-04)
Long term ag change impacts stream water quality
A new study examines how the switch to conservation tillage has impacted a southwestern Ohio lake over the past decades. (2019-01-02)
These nine measures reveal how forests are controlled by climate
One of the first studies to examine how climate is influencing functional traits in forest communities on a global scale found evidence of major changes. (2018-12-27)
Looking at molecules from two sides with table-top femtosecond soft-X-rays
Researchers at the Max Born Institute for Nonlinear Optics and Short Pulse Spectroscopy (MBI) have successfully combined a table-top laser-based extreme high-order harmonic source for short-pulse soft-X-ray absorption spectroscopy in the water window with novel flatjet technology. (2018-12-21)
Research reveals 'fundamental finding' about Earth's outer core
Researchers used high-powered supercomputing techniques to make a critical discovery about the chemical composition of the Earth's outer core. (2018-12-20)
When 'alien' insects attack Antartica
Of the known alien (non-native) species found in Antarctica, a non-biting species of midge currently presents one of the highest risks to terrestrial ecosystems, researchers have found. (2018-12-19)
New research suggests forests, like humans, require a balanced diet
The world's forests are on a fast food diet of carbon dioxide, which is currently causing them to grow faster. (2018-12-19)
Peanuts that do more with less water
Researchers are studying peanut varieties to find a 'water conservation' trait. (2018-12-19)
Atmospheric aerosol formation from biogenic vapors is strongly affected by air pollutants
According to a recent study published in the journal Science Advances, air pollution not only affects air quality, but it also changes the pathways along which new particles are formed in the atmosphere. (2018-12-14)
Light-induced modification of a carboxylic acid with an aminocyclopropenone
Researchers at Kanazawa University report in The Journal of Organic Chemistry that carboxylic acids, functional groups contained in biomolecules, drugs, and materials can be readily modified by light-induced organic reactions using an aminocyclopropenone. (2018-12-12)
Small but versatile: Key players in the marine nitrogen cycle can utilize cyanate and urea
The ammonia oxidizing archaea, or Thaumarchaeota, are amongst the most abundant marine microorganisms. (2018-12-10)
Small but versatile
The ammonia oxidizing archaea, or Thaumarchaeota, are amongst the most abundant marine microorganisms. (2018-12-10)
Ocean fertilization by unusual microbes extends to frigid waters of Arctic Ocean
Microbes that provide natural fertilizer to the oceans by 'fixing' nitrogen from the atmosphere into a form useable by other organisms are active in the cold waters of the Bering and Chukchi Seas. (2018-12-10)
Mantle neon illuminates Earth's formation
The Earth formed relatively quickly from the cloud of dust and gas around the Sun, trapping water and gases in the planet's mantle, based on neon isotopes from the depths of the Earth and deep space. (2018-12-05)
Report reveals link between air pollution and increased risk for miscarriage
Air quality has been associated with numerous adverse health outcomes from asthma to pre-term birth. (2018-12-05)
New catalyst achieves unprecedented activities
Researchers have developed a new efficient catalyst to synthesise aromatic amines, which are central building blocks in many drugs and pesticides. (2018-12-04)
Greenhouse gas 'detergent' recycles itself in atmosphere: NASA study
A simple molecule in the atmosphere that acts as a 'detergent' to breakdown methane and other greenhouse gases has been found to recycle itself to maintain a steady global presence in the face of rising emissions, according to new NASA research. (2018-11-30)
Camphorsulfonic acid-catalyzed Michael reaction of indoles with enones
Michael addition reaction is one of the most important and widely used reactions for making carbon-carbon or carbon-hetero bonds in organic synthesis. (2018-11-28)
Solving a 75-year-old mystery might provide a new source of farm fertilizer
The solution to a 75-year-old materials mystery might one day allow farmers in developing nations to produce their own fertilizer on demand, using sunlight and nitrogen from the air. (2018-11-27)
Study uncovers link between air pollution and intellectual disabilities in children
British children with intellectual disabilities are more likely than their peers to live in areas with high outdoor air pollution, according to a new Journal of Intellectual Disability Research study funded by Public Health England. (2018-11-21)
Less pollution can add a year to the lives of Copenhageners in 2040
If air pollution in the city by 2040 is reduced to the level found in the countryside, approximately one year will be added to the lives of Copenhageners, new research from the University of Copenhagen reveals. (2018-11-19)
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