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Wannabe Assassin Gets 12 Years on Chemical Weapon Charges for Trying to Buy Dimethylmercury

A federal court has sentenced a Missouri man who tried to buy the deadly poison dimethylmercury, a notoriously toxic substance that can kill in just a few drops on the skin, on the dark web to 12 years in prison.Read more...
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How to Avoid Toxic Metals in Baby Food

According to a congressional report released today, many baby foods contain concerningly high levels of arsenic, cadmium, mercury, and lead. This isn’t a new problem; Healthy Babies Bright Futures issued a report with similar findings in 2019, and the FDA has issued warnings about arsenic in rice cereal, like this one…Read more...
Tags: Environment, Chemistry, Fda, Lifehacks, Arsenic, Rice, Brown Rice, Baby Food, Physical Sciences, Chemical Elements, Cadmium, Natural Sciences, Infant Feeding, Healthy Babies Bright Futures, Endocrine Disruptors, Hospitality_recreation


After 69 Years, Chemists Finally Get a Good Look at Einsteinium

First conceived in the combustion of a hydrogen bomb on the South Pacific island of Elugelab in 1952, the heavy element einsteinium is one of the shier members of the Periodic Table; it doesn’t naturally occur and is so unstable that it’s difficult to get enough of the stuff, for long enough, to actually study it.Read more...
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The chemical elements that make up your smartphone are 'endangered'

The average smartphone is made up of about 30 chemical elements. But at least half of those elements could be in danger because of increasing scarcity. Now, scientists from the University of St Andrews have developed a new, unique periodic table that highlights the “90 natural elements that make up everything.” The table also focuses on the scarcity and vulnerability of elements that we use in our devices like smartphones and televisions. In the European Union alone, more than 10 million smartp...
Tags: Design, News, European Union, Smartphones, European Parliament, Green Technology, University of St. Andrews, Periodic Table, Elements, Chemical Elements, Catherine Stihler, Endangered Elements, Clare Moody, David Cole Hamilton EuChemS, University of St Andrews There, Stihler


How does chemistry shape evolution?

When people think of evolution, many reflect on the concept as an operation filled with endless random possibilities–a process that arrives at advantageous traits by chance. But is the course of evolution actually random? In A World from Dust: How the Periodic Table Shaped Life, Ben McFarland argues that an understanding of chemistry can both explain and predict the course of evolution. To understand what he means, we’ve created this slideshow to uncover how the rules of chemistry have influence...
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