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03.01.2017
Chemists have synthetized—and for the first time experimentally analyzed—a molecule based on an extremely unstable form of thulium, one of the lanthanide metals whose startling properties lend them...
Article
12.12.2016
For the first time, a complete report on methane emissions has been published. After stabilizing in the early 2000s, methane concentrations in the atmosphere began to increase again in 2007, rising...
Article
10.14.2016
Using laboratory experiments and computer simulations, scientists are seeking to uncover the secrets of combustion. Their aim is to design engines that are less polluting and energy-hungry.
Article
01.28.2016
To curb the amount of CO2 present in the atmosphere, researchers would like to use it to produce polymers, fuel, or even construction materials. Game on!
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10.15.2015

Clouds are not just made of water. They also contain quantities of bacteria whose activity affects the cloud, and may even have an impact on the greenhouse effect. We...

Article
09.01.2015
Frozen for thousands of years, the Arctic's permafrost soil is gradually thawing due to climate change—and releasing potent greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. As Paris prepares to host the...