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Simple but Effective: Spontaneous Synthesis of Homogenous Polymer Networks
7-September-2018

Researchers at Nagoya University, Japan, have developed a spontaneous polymer network synthesis that allowed for the preparation of gels containing narrow molecular weight distribution polymers. The gel networks showed swelling properties that were responsive to temperature and solvent concentration.

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Contact: Sebastian Eifrid Institution: Nagoya University
 
Why leaf-eating Asian monkeys do not have a sweet tooth
6-September-2018

Genetic study shows that Javan lutung monkeys have a poor sense of taste.

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Contact: Elizabeth Hawkins Institution: Springer Nature
 
Protecting rice plants by exploiting their natural defences
5-September-2018

An analysis of the chemical signals sent out by rice plants under attack by the brown planthopper could help in natural control of this insect pest.

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Contact: Pertanika Journals Institution: Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
 
How extreme weather exacerbates air pollution
5-September-2018

Simultaneously modeling of air pollutants and weather under extreme conditions highlights the potential for serious health risks.

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Contact: Carmen Cecile Denman Institution: King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
 
Quantifying Red Sea plastics from coasts to fish
5-September-2018

While drones scan beaches to assess plastic litter, microplastics are found in the digestive tracts of one in every six Red Sea fish.

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Contact: Carmen Cecile Denman Institution: King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
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