Trump administration set to hit Russia with new sanctions over chemical attack against ex-spy in Britain

  1. Trump administration set to hit Russia with new sanctions over chemical attack against ex-spy in Britain  Fox News
  2. US To Impose New Sanctions On Russia For Nerve Agent Attacks  NPR
  3. Russia calls new US sanctions draconian, rejects poisoning allegations  Reuters
  4. Trump administration to impose new sanctions on Russia for nerve agent attack in England  Washington Post
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Lateral gene transfer enables chemical protection of beetles against antagonistic fungi

Researchers have discovered that bacteria associated to Lagria villosa beetles can produce an antifungal substance very similar to one found in tunicates living in the marine environment. The researchers revealed that this commonality is likely explained by the transfer of genes between unrelated microorganisms.
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Plastic chemical linked to smaller prefrontal cortex, reduced cognitive ability in rats

Adult rats that had been exposed before birth and during nursing to a mixture of chemicals found in a wide range of consumer products have a smaller medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC) and perform worse on an attention-switching task than rats not exposed to the chemicals early in life. These findings demonstrate a long-term influence of endocrine-disrupting compounds on brain development.
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Investigation into deadly chemical agent widens in England

  1. Investigation into deadly chemical agent widens in England  CBS News
  2. Liquor company slammed for releasing ‘Novichok’ vodka named after deadly nerve agent  Fox News
  3. Novichok victim was ‘a gentle soul’, says family  BBC News
  4. Man poisoned by novichok regains consciousness  The Guardian
  5. Skripal’s army career may hold key to mystery of novichok attack  The Australian
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EPA Sitting On Warnings About Cancer-Causing Chemical: Report

  1. EPA Sitting On Warnings About Cancer-Causing Chemical: Report  HuffPost
  2. Politico: EPA intentionally delayed release of cancer study, officials say  CNN
  3. Acting EPA Chief Plans to Stick With Trump’s Priorities  Wall Street Journal
  4. The Energy 202: Scott Pruitt is gone. His successor is already feeling the heat.  Washington Post
  5. Scott Pruitt’s Rocky Relationship With His Aides Set the Stage for His Fall  New York Times
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Sources: EPA blocks warnings on cancer-causing chemical

  1. Sources: EPA blocks warnings on cancer-causing chemical  Politico
  2. Timeline: The controversies of Scott Pruitt  The Hill
  3. Scott Pruitt should’ve been fired ’28 scandals ago,’ Sen. Elizabeth Warren says  USA TODAY
  4. Pruitt aides reveal new details of his spending and management at EPA  Washington Post
  5. Exit Pruitt, stage right: Goodbye to Trump’s distinctively dirty EPA administrator  New York Daily News
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Core electron topologies in chemical bonding

Researchers resolve the age-old mystery of why silicon cannot replace carbon in organic compounds. A new benchmark quantum chemical calculation of C2, Si2, and their hydrides for the first time reveals a qualitative difference in the topologies of core electron orbitals of organic molecules and their silicon analogues. Other elements with a similar propensity as carbon to reshape their core electron nodal structures upon chemical bonding are proposed.
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