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Violent origins for meteorites

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A new study shows that meteorites are formed from hot material that gets ejected in space when two planetary bodies collide.   

Oceans predict extreme winters

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Scientists have found that oceans preserve important information about the atmospheric conditions which may help predict extreme winters across Europe.

Bacterial communication key drug target

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Scientists have succeeded in decoding a new type of bacterial communication which could help in the prevention of drug resistant pathogens.

Neuronal response to odour reveals unexpected simplicity

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Scientists have discovered that an unexpectedly simple relationship can explain the neuronal response to odour variation.

New technique for live cell imaging

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Chemists have developed new imaging technology based on calcium concentrations for easy detection of mechanisms in live cells.

Smelling the rain…petrichor explained

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Have you ever noticed the earthy smell after light rain?Scientists now think they know what causes it. Rainfall can release aerosols which may carry aromas and spread bacteria by wind.

Individual bacteria

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New research shows that bacteria from a single species can gain different capabilities through accessory genes.

Severe ice loss at the Arctic ice cap

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Findings from the Arctic ice cap have shown ice thinning by more than 50 metres in the last two decades which may help scientists improve predictions of global ice loss.

Mineral promises cheaper solar energy

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Scientists have discovered a new – and potentially cheap – way to generate solar energy.

One step closer to artificial photosynthesis?

Water splitting catalysts to improve artificial photosynthesis.

A new research into artificial photosynthesis shows that specific catalysts could be capable of efficiently converting solar light into energy.  

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