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Conifer scent influences climate

( —Conifers emit volatile hydrocarbons, primarily terpenes, which we experience as the characteristic smell of the woods. In a complicated series of reactions involving ozone and sulfur dioxide, these compounds ...

dateJan 09, 2014 in Materials Science
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Rice chemist wins 'Nobel Prize of Cyprus'

Rice University organic chemist K.C. Nicolaou has earned three prestigious international honors, including the Nemitsas Prize, the highest honor a Cypriot scientist can receive and one of the most prestigious scientific awards ...

dateAug 21, 2014 in Other
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Slaying bacteria with their own weapons

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned last fall that the U.S. faces "potentially catastrophic consequences" if it doesn't act quickly to combat the growing threat of antibiotic-resistant infections, which ...

dateJun 26, 2014 in Cell & Microbiology
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