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Isolating mercury to protect food chains

Mercury gets a bad rap, and rightly so. It is incredibly toxic to many organisms, and it accumulates in the food chain. That means animals at the top of the food chain, including us humans, often get the highest doses.

dateAug 29, 2017 in Environment
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Mercury is altering gene expression

The mercury found at very low concentrations in water is concentrated along the entire food chain, from algae via zooplankton to small fish and on to the largest fish—the ones we eat. Mercury causes severe and irreversible ...

dateAug 15, 2017 in Biotechnology
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What is the weather like on Mercury?

With the dawning of the Space Age in the 1950s, human beings were no longer confined to studying the Solar planets and other astronomical bodies with Earth-based instruments alone. Instead crewed missions have gone into orbit ...

dateJul 25, 2017 in Space Exploration
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