Monthly Archives: October 2010

Antioxidant backlash

More  research is needed into antioxidants found in plants, which may actually aggravate health conditions rather than benefiting people who eat them. Specifically, quercetin and ferulic acid have been shown to aggravate kidney cancer in severely diabetic laboratory rats, according …

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How to make a bigger periodic table

A paper published this week in Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics maps out 54 unknown chemical elements that could lie beyond element 118, ununoctium. Mendeleev’s original classification of the elements into groups and periods is underpinned by chemical quantum mechanics, which describes the …

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Periodic table of elements with names

Regular readers will know that I often publish weird and wonderful stuff about the periodic table and even created a periodic table of science bloggers, but lots of irregular readers have been hitting the Reactive Reports chemistry news blog lately …

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Chemical favorites for October 16th through October 18th

These are my reactive chemistry links for October 16th through October 18th: Stretched Janus material – A thin film of europium titanate stretched across a substrate of dysprosium scandate is the strongest simultaneously ferroelectric and ferromagnetic material synthesised since 1966. …

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Chemical favorites for October 15th through October 16th

These are my reactive chemistry links for October 15th through October 16th: Evergreen anticancer drug – Yet another natural product for treating a form of cancer has been uprooted from an evergreen tree. Milky stats – A statistical model based …

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Chemical favorites for October 9th through October 15th

These are my reactive chemistry links for October 9th through October 15th: Sniffing out cocaine in wine bottles – Spectroscopy can be used to screen large cargos, such as cases of wine bottles, for the presence of illicit cocaine being …

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