Plastics Emit Greenhouse Gases as They Degrade
Plastics Emit Greenhouse Gases as They Degrade
The materials are a previously unaccounted-for source of methane and ethylene, researchers find.
Plastics Emit Greenhouse Gases as They Degrade
Plastics Emit Greenhouse Gases as They Degrade

The materials are a previously unaccounted-for source of methane and ethylene, researchers find.

The materials are a previously unaccounted-for source of methane and ethylene, researchers find.

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Image of the Day: Ant Attack!
Image of the Day: Ant Attack!
The Scientist Staff | Apr 24, 2018
A new species of ant discovered in Borneo fends off invaders with a uniquely suicidal strategy.
Elena Rybak-Akimova, Chemical Kinetics Expert, Dies
Elena Rybak-Akimova, Chemical Kinetics Expert, Dies
Jim Daley | Mar 16, 2018
The chemist examined the role of activated oxygen molecules in biological processes.
Image of the Day: Snowflake
Image of the Day: Snowflake
The Scientist Staff | Nov 30, 2017
Scientists take a close look at metal alloys that form snowflake-like structures called crystalline dendrites.
Pioneer of Crystallography Dies
Pioneer of Crystallography Dies
Katarina Zimmer | Oct 27, 2017
Isabella Karle has passed away at age 95. 
Building Blocks of Life May Have Formed in Water Droplets
Building Blocks of Life May Have Formed in Water Droplets
Ashley Yeager | Oct 23, 2017
Reactions that generate fundamental components of the cell run smoothly in microdroplets, study shows.
Scientists Who Developed Cryo-Electron Microscopy Win Nobel Prize
Scientists Who Developed Cryo-Electron Microscopy Win Nobel Prize
Diana Kwon | Oct 4, 2017
Chemistry Nobel goes to Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank, and Richard Henderson. 
Metabolomics Data Under Scrutiny
Metabolomics Data Under Scrutiny
Ashley P. Taylor | Sep 15, 2017
Out of 25,000 features originally detected by metabolic profiling of E. coli, fewer than 1,000 represent unique metabolites, a study finds.
Crystallography Innovator Dies
Crystallography Innovator Dies
Kerry Grens | Jun 26, 2017
Philip Coppens, who developed photocrystallography, has passed away at age 86.
Tetracycline Inventor Dies
Tetracycline Inventor Dies
Kerry Grens | Mar 15, 2017
Lloyd Conover, a longtime chemist at Pfizer, pioneered the concept of chemically altering natural antibiotics to create new drugs.