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Researchers develop a new test to better assess environmental impact of substances

11 days ago   |   By Phys.org

Cadmium is used in the production of fertilizers and batteries and currently pops up in a negative way as a water pollutant. Scientists of the Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research Center and the LOEWE Center for Translational Biodiversity Genomics have investigated whether concentrations of this substance that are generally deemed realistic in nature can cause germ-line mutations in multicellular organisms. Such changes in the genetic material of cells are long-term consequences with an extensive reach, since they are inheritable. Contrary to this, concentrations of a substance...
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Water has multiple liquid states according to new research

Water has multiple liquid states according to new research

11 days ago   |   By SlashGear

Everyone knows what water is. It's essential to life as we know it. Water is unique in the way it responds to changes in pressure and temperature, which can be completely different from other liquids. What causes water to react differently than other liquids to pressure and temperature has been something investigated by scientists for a while. A team of...
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