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[Dual Catalysis] A bright outlook for carbon coupling

In contemporary organic chemistry, it is straightforward to forge bonds between unsaturated carbons (i.e., carbons already engaged in double bonds) using cross-coupling catalysis. The – [Read More]...

 
[Planetary Topography] Springtime sighting at Titan's coastline

Seasonal warming on Saturn's largest moon, Titan, is changing the shoreline of one of its methane seas. Titan hosts an active methane cycle like the water cycle on Earth, and a local – [Read More]...

 
One Parent May Have Bigger Role in a Girl's Puberty Age

The age at which girls reach puberty is influenced by a set of genes that were previously only known to be involved in the development of a fetus before birth, according to a new study. Scientists are interested in understanding the factors that influence when people enter puberty, because this timing has been linked with the risk of developing health conditions — such as obesity, diabetes, heart disease and breast cancer — later in life. To find the genes that influence puberty in g...

 
[Nanowire Growth] Avoiding instabilities while creating wires

A template is a great tool for making an object of a particular size and shape, but it works only if the template fills completely. Shin et al. show that ions race to fill – [Read More]...

 
Biologist warn of early stages of Earth's 6th mass extinction event

The planet's current biodiversity, the product of 3.5 billion years of evolutionary trial and error, is the highest in the history of life. But it may be reaching a tipping point. Scientists caution that the loss and decline of animals is contributing to what appears to be the early days of the planet's sixth mass biological extinction event. Since 1500, more than 320 terrestrial vertebrates have become extinct. Populations of the remaining species show a 25 percent average decline in abundance....

 
Job posting: FDA postdoc in surface analytical chemistry, Winchester, MA
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From the inbox:I am looking for post-doctoral fellow to work with me on a project developing Surface-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (SERS) methods.  Raman experience is not required, analytical chemistry skills are needed.  I can provide more information to interested individuals.  Please follow up if I can provide more information or if you know someone looking for a position.  The monthly stipend is $6,239 (no benefits/insurance is provided).  The position is for one year...

 
Daily Pump Trap: 7/24/14 edition
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A few of the recent positions posted on C&EN Jobs:我的工作去了哪里?: Abbvie is looking for medicinal chemists... in Shanghai:We currently have openings for medicinal chemists at our new, state-of-the-art facility in Shanghai, China.  ...Must have fluency in both Mandarin and English, and be willing to relocate to China.Ahhhhh: It's time for CJ to grind this ax again -- IRIX is looking for a QC senior scientist:Analyst will utilize analytic...

 
Fukushima report urges U.S. plant operators to take heed

Finer understanding of risk from natural hazards is critical to averting future nuclear disasters...

 
Western U.S. states using up ground water at an alarming rate

During intense drought, groundwater depletion in the Colorado River Basin has skyrocketed...

 
Scientists to excavate Wyoming cave with trove of Ice Age fossils

Scientists will begin excavation early next week of an ancient Wyoming sinkhole containing a rare bounty of fossil remains of prehistoric animals, such as mammoths and dire wolves, preserved in unusually good condition, researchers said on Thursday.    The two-week dig, set to begin next Monday under the direction of Des Moines University paleontologist Julie Meachen, marks the first exploration of Natural Trap Cave in north-central Wyoming since its initial discovery in the 1970s...

 
'Fluffy' dinosaurs were widespread

A discovery of 150 million year old fossils in Siberia indicates that feathers were much more widespread among dinosaurs than previously thought....

 
Wildlife loss link to child slavery

New research suggests that the global reduction in wildlife is connected to an increase in human trafficking and child slavery....

 
Prescription Refill Appearance Change Puts Patients Off Meds

When refilled prescriptions for post-heart-attack care resulted in the same medication looking different in shape or color, patients were significantly more likely to stop taking their meds. Dina... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com...

 
The Pill May Affect Your Perception of Other Women

The amount of estrogen in women's birth control pills may affect how they perceive other women, a small new study suggests. The study included 42 women who were using birth control that contained both estrogen and progesterone. Most of the women were taking birth control pills, but four of them were using a vaginal ring such as NuvaRing. Half of the women were taking ultra-low dose contraceptives (that contain between 0.015 mg and 0.020 mg of estrogen), and the other half were taking low-dose co...

 
[Paleoclimate] Climates conspire together to make big changes

The regional climates of the North Pacific and North Atlantic fluttered between synchrony and asynchrony during the last deglaciation, with correspondingly more and less intense effects – [Read More]...

 
[RNA Function] Problems making proteins kills nerve cells

Neurodegeneration is associated with a variety of different diseases, but its cellular roots are often obscure. Ishimura et al. find that mutant mice whose brain cells start – [Read More]...

 
[Optical Imaging] Stealthy spying on a moving target

Ghost imaging can create an image of a moving target without the target ever knowing that it is being watched. The traditional way to observe an object, either stationary or in motion, – [Read More]...

 
Most Dinosaurs May Have Sported Birdlike Feathers

Evidence of feather-like structures have been found for the first time in the fossil of a plant-eating dinosaur rather than the dinosaur lineage closely related to birds -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com...

 
Earlier Stone Age artifacts found in Northern Cape of South Africa

Excavations at an archaeological site at Kathu in the Northern Cape province of South Africa have produced tens of thousands of Earlier Stone Age artifacts, including hand axes and other tools....

 
Parched West is using up underground water: Study points to grave implications for Western U.S. water supply

A new study finds more than 75 percent of the water loss in the drought-stricken Colorado River Basin since late 2004 came from underground resources. The extent of groundwater loss may pose a greater threat to the water supply of the western United States than previously thought....

 
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