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    Ensuring broccoli sprouts retain their cancer-fighting compounds

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories Raw broccoli sprouts, a rich source of potential cancer-fighting compounds, have become a popular health food in recent years. But conventional heat treatment used to kill bacteria on produce can reduce levels of the broccoli sprouts’ helpful phytochem… [...]

    Researchers take on atmospheric effects of Arctic snowmelt

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories Researchers at the University of Alaska Fairbanks’ Geophysical Institute are exploring the changing chemistry of the Arctic’s atmosphere to help answer the question of what happens as snow and ice begin to melt. [...]

    Physicists discover a tri-anion particle with colossal stability

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories Virginia Commonwealth University researchers have achieved a feat that is a first in the fields of physics and chemistry—one that could have wide-ranging applications. [...]

    Sugary secrets of a cancer-related protein

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories The proteins in human cells are extensively decorated with different types of sugars, a phenomenon called glycosylation. These modifications greatly increase the diversity of protein structure and function, affecting how proteins fold, how they behave,… [...]

    Sugary secrets of a cancer-related protein

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories The proteins in human cells are extensively decorated with different types of sugars, a phenomenon called glycosylation. These modifications greatly increase the diversity of protein structure and function, affecting how proteins fold, how they behave,… [...]

    Video: Cassini’s legacy and the atmospheric chemistry of Titan

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories The Cassini-Huygens mission to Saturn, a collaboration between NASA and the European Space Agency, is set to end on Sept. 15. [...]

    Video: Cassini’s legacy and the atmospheric chemistry of Titan

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories The Cassini-Huygens mission to Saturn, a collaboration between NASA and the European Space Agency, is set to end on Sept. 15. [...]

    German scientists question study about plastic-eating caterpillars

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories In April, a report of plastic bag-eating caterpillars caused a sensation in worldwide media. The authors led by Federica Bertocchini of the University in Santander (Spain) had reported that the larvae of the wax moth Galleria mellonella were able to di… [...]

    SIDS research confirms changes in babies’ brain chemistry

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories University of Adelaide researchers have confirmed that abnormalities in a common brain chemical are linked to sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). [...]

    Localized orbital scaling correction functional ushering DFT to a new level of accuracy

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories Kohn-Sham density functional theory is one of the most successful theories in chemistry. It is formally rigorous; its relatively low computational cost and competitive accuracy in small and medium-sized systems make it one of the most popular methods i… [...]