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Carbon is one of the chemical elements found in nature. A chemical element refers to the pure substance of one type of atom.... Read More

Carbon monoxide

Carbon monoxide (Science: chemical) An organic byproduct of combustion, tasteless, odourless gas that competes with oxygen... Read More

Inorganic compound

Definition noun plural: inorganic compounds A chemical compound lacking both carbon-carbon (C-C) and carbon-hydrogen... Read More

Poison + water = hydrogen. New microbial genome shows how

Poison + water = hydrogen. New microbial genome shows how Take a pot of scalding water, remove all the oxygen, mix in a bit... Read More

Cellular respiration

Cellular Respiration Definition The main function of cellular respiration is to break down glucose to form energy. In... Read More

Organic compound

Definition noun plural: organic compounds A compound that, in general, contains carbon covalently bound to other atoms,... Read More

Methane-belching Bugs Inspire A New Theory Of The Origin Of Life On Earth

Two laboratories at Penn State set out to show how an obscure undersea microbe metabolizes carbon monoxide into methane and... Read More

Ozone Levels May Raise Risk Of Underweight Births: Common Pollutants Linked To Fetal Growth Retardation

Babies born to women exposed to high ozone levels during pregnancy are at heightened risk for being significantly... Read More

Scientists using laser light to detect potential diseases via breath samples, says new study

By blasting a person's breath with laser light, scientists from the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the... Read More

Laser light may be able to detect diseases on the breath

New technique could help doctors screen for asthma and cancer WASHINGTON, Feb. 15—A team of scientists at JILA, a joint... Read More

Covalent bond

Covalent Bond Definition What is a covalent bond? In chemistry and other fundamental science fields, a covalent bond is... Read More


Definition noun plural: nitrogens ni·tro·gen, ˈnɐɪtʰɹədʒən (biochemistry) A colorless, odorless, gaseous... Read More

Paired microbes eliminate methane using sulfur pathway

Anaerobic microbes in the Earth's oceans consume 90 percent of the methane produced by methane hydrates - methane trapped in... Read More

Prebiotic synthesis from CO atmospheres: Implications for the origins of life

Abstract Most models of the primitive atmosphere around the time life originated suggest that the atmosphere was dominated... Read More

How Life Began: New Research Suggests Simple Approach

By Michael Schirber Somewhere on Earth, close to 4 billion years ago, a set of molecular reactions flipped a switch and... Read More

Secondhand Smoke In Cars May Lead To Dangerous Levels Of Contaminants For Children

Secondhand tobacco smoke (SHS) can have harmful effects on children. Some of the adverse health outcomes include a greater... Read More

Scientists Find Clues That Life Began in Deep Space

Duplicating the harsh conditions of space in their laboratory, NASA scientists have created primitive cells with... Read More

Air pollution and lung function among susceptible adult subjects: a panel study

Air pollution and lung function among susceptible adult subjects: a panel study Susanna Lagorio1, Francesco Forastiere2,... Read More

Day-long drivers at risk of cardiovascular problems as a result of traffic pollution

Exposure to fine particles and pollutants that accumulate in cars driving at varying speeds in road traffic enhances the... Read More


Gas Origin: Invented by the chemist van Helmont of brussels, who died in 1644. 1. An aeriform fluid; a term used at first by... Read More

Obligate anaerobe

Definition noun An anaerobe that does not require oxygen and lives only in anaerobic environment. Supplement Exposure to... Read More

Chemists detect toxic emissions linked to catalytic converters in US

A study scheduled for publication in the Dec. 15 issue of the American Chemical Society's journal, Environmental Science... Read More