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Oganesson: a most unusual ‘inert gas’

Posted on 19. July, 2018.

Oganesson, with the symbol Og, is the artificially prepared (i.e. ‘man-made’) elementwith atomic number 118, previously known as eka-radon or Uuo (‘ununoctium’), and recently ‘blessed’ with an official name by IUPAC3. Atoms of the element were first produced using the U400 cyclotron at the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR) in Dubna, Russia, via a heavy-ion fusion reaction utilising collision of a 4820Ca beam with a 24998Cf target. 


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First nest ever discovered of world's most endangered birds

Posted on 28. March, 2013.

The first known nest of one of the world's rarest birds – the Critically Endangered Stresemann's Bristlefront – has been discovered in Brazil, according to the American Bird Conservancy. Of perhaps equal significance is that strong evidence of active nestlings was also found.


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Vaccination responsible for dramatic fall in UK salmonella infections

Posted on 28. March, 2013.

Mass poultry vaccination programmes introduced to combat Salmonella infections have led to a dramatic fall in the number of cases since the late 1990s, according to research at the University of Liverpool. The results were published in the 1 March 2013 issue of Clinical Infectious Diseases.


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First fossil bird with teeth specialised for tough diet

Posted on 28. March, 2013.

While living birds have a beak to manipulate their food, their fossil bird ancestors had teeth. Now a new fossil discovery shows that some fossil birds evolved teeth adapted for specialised diets.


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Contents: Avian Biology Research Volume 6 Issue 1 2013

Posted on 28. March, 2013.

Avian Biology Research provides a forum for people working in every field of ornithology, including avian health, genetic effects and threats to avian species in their natural habitats.


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Advances in aromatic chemistry reported in the Journal of Chemical Research in 2012

Posted on 28. March, 2013.

During 2012 a number of useful papers have appeared in the Journal of Chemical Research reporting advances in aromatic chemistry.


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Contents: Journal Of Chemical Research Volume 37 Issue 2 2013

Posted on 13. March, 2013.

The Journal of Chemical Research is a monthly journal which has a broad international authorship and publishes research papers and reviews in all branches of experimental chemistry. Established in 1977 as a joint venture by the British, French and German chemical societies it maintains the high standards set by the founding societies.


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Contents: Progress In Reaction Kinetics And Mechanism Volume 38 Issue 1 2013

Posted on 4. March, 2013.

Progress in Reaction Kinetics and Mechanism presents results from the fields of kinetics and mechanisms of chemical processes in the gas phase and solution of both simple and complex systems.


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Contents: Chemical Speciation And Bioavailability Volume 25 Issue 1 2013

Posted on 4. March, 2013.

Chemical Speciation & Bioavailability covers all aspects of environmental science and pollution.


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