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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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Indian Ocean Tuna Commission to protect albatrosses

Posted on 19. June, 2012.

The Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC) has agreed to measures that, if appropriately implemented by tuna longline fishing vessels, will result in significant reductions in albatross mortality.


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UK to improve implementation of the Habitats and Wild Birds Directives

Posted on 19. June, 2012.

A new UK cross-Government unit is to be set up to help developers deliver large infrastructure projects that promote sustainable development by supporting growth and protecting valued habitats and species, according to Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman.


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Bird flu affects Bangladesh DOC production

Posted on 19. June, 2012.

The avian influenza outbreaks in Bangladesh at the end of 2011 have taken their toll on the domestic agriculture sector. As well as poultry farms, the disease ravaged a number of breeding farms and thus production of day-old chicks (DOC) of both broilers and layers slumped this year, according to WorldPoultry.net.


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FAO Food Outlook: poultry production and trade on the rise

Posted on 18. June, 2012.

The FAO has released its biannual Food Outlook, which reports that poultry meat production in 2012 is forecast to increase by 1.8% from 2011 estimates to 103.5 million tonnes. Poultry meat trade is to increase by 31% to 13 million tonnes. Most of the growth will be from Asia, primarily China, India, Japan, the Republic of Korea and Turkey.


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Bird droppings show effects of environmental change

Posted on 18. June, 2012.

New research findings highlight how deposits of animal droppings are scientifically important for determining the impact of environmental change on threatened species.


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Contents: Journal Of Chemical Research Volume 36 Issue 6 2012

Posted on 18. June, 2012.

This journal is covered by the following secondary information sources: Chemical Abstracts, Current Contents, Current Abstracts of Chemistry/Index Chemicus, Current Chemical Reactions, Current Bibliography on Science and Technology, Science Citation Index, Bulletin Signalétique, Referativnyi Zhurnal and ChemInform.


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Contents: Avian Biology Research Volume 5 Issue 2 2012

Posted on 13. June, 2012.

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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Congratulations!

Posted on 13. June, 2012.

CONGRATULATIONS to Progress in Reaction Kinetics and Mechanism editorial advisory board member, Professor Patrick Unwin - Winner of the Tilden Prize 2012.


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