Research news of the week

Scientists isolate elusive nitridyl radical

Chemists have isolated an elusive ‘nitridyl radical.’ The reactive nitrogen particle, captured between two rhodium atoms, may well play an important role in new processes for converting molecular nitrogen into useful compounds such as fertilizers… Read more 

New method to store hydrogen

Scientists are developing a novel way to store hydrogen to smooth out the long-awaited transition away from fossil fuels. Storing hydrogen in solids is a recent development and a promising step toward building a hydrogen economy… Read more 

New research improves control of synthetic catalysts

Inspired by how enzymes work in nature’s biological processes, researchers have demonstrated a way to improve control of synthetic catalysts. Catalysts accelerate chemical reactions so that they go faster and use less energy… Read more 

Red wine helps prevent dental cavities

A new study has claimed that red wine could help prevent dental cavities. The finding could lead to the development of natural products that ward off dental diseases with fewer side effects… Read more

Fungi can clean polluted soil, finds new study

Fungi can be harnessed to clean polluted soil which cannot be cleaned using traditional composting. Soil that has been polluted by organic pollutants such as oils can be treated by composting… Read more


Just one night of heavy drinking is also harmful to health

According to a latest study, just one night of heavy drinking can cause certain bacteria to leak from the gut – causing an increased level of toxins to build-up in the blood… Read more


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