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The Anglerfish Deleted Its Immune System to Fuse With Its Mate
Wired

Underwater “sexual parasitism” between male and female allows two bodies to become one. Now we know the reason why. more…

Scientists Create Unbelievably Bright Fluorescent Objects
Gizmodo.com

Fluorescence is typically associated with gases or liquids, but a team of chemists has conjured a new formula that gives solid materials that characteristic fluorescent glow.Read more... more…

A Scary Amount of Rain Is About to Drench the East Coast
Gizmodo.com

Tropical Storm Isaias is making its way to the U.S. East Coast, and it looks like the region is about to get a lot of rain. After lashing the Bahamas on Friday and then weakening over Florida’s coast over the weekend, the storm is expected to pick up speed an… more…

SpaceX: Nasa crew describe rumbles and jolts of return to Earth
BBC News

Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley describe returning to Earth from the ISS in SpaceX's vehicle. more…

Coronavirus: The viral rumours that were completely wrong
BBC News

In the early days the pandemic, lots of misleading posts went viral. Many were just plain wrong. more…

Evonik beats quarterly profit forecast citing cost cuts - Reuters
Reuters

German chemicals group Evonik Industries reported on Tuesday higher-than-expected quarterly adjusted core profit, saying portfolio changes and its efficiency programs partially offset the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. more…

DSM's Q2 core profit falls 8% as coronavirus hits demand - Reuters
Reuters

Dutch speciality chemicals company DSM on Tuesday reported an 8% drop in second-quarter core profit to 402 million euros ($473 million), as the coronavirus pandemic hit industrial demand for its plastics, fibres and other materials. more…

DSM says drop in materials revenue eased in July - Reuters
Reuters

Dutch speciality chemicals company DSM's sales at its materials division fell 10-12% in July and are expected to show a broadly similar decrease in August, its chief executives said on Tuesday. more…

African supply bottlenecks fuel cobalt price surge - Reuters Canada
Reuters

Transport delays from South Africa against a backdrop of increasingly robust Chinese demand have fuelled a price rally for cobalt hydroxide, used to make chemicals for electric vehicle batteries. more…

Beirut's accidental cargo: how an unscheduled port visit led to disaster - Reuters
Reuters

The chemicals that went up in flames in Beirut's deadliest peace-time explosion arrived in the Lebanese capital seven years ago on a leaky Russian-leased cargo ship that, according to its captain, should never have stopped there. more…

Clariant posts first-half profit, to focus on cash - Reuters UK
Reuters

Swiss speciality chemicals company Clariant posted a first-half net profit of 75 million Swiss francs (63.34 million pounds) from continuing operations as sales from continuing operations fell 5% in local currency to 1.95 billion francs. more…

Clariant posts first-half profit, to focus on cash - Reuters India
Reuters

Swiss speciality chemicals company Clariant posted a first-half net profit of 75 million Swiss francs ($82.2 million)from continuing operations as sales from continuing operations fell 5% in local currency to 1.95 billion francs. more…

DSM says drop in materials revenue eased in July - Reuters India
Reuters

Dutch speciality chemicals company DSM's sales at its materials division fell 10-12% in July and are expected to show a broadly similar decrease in August, its chief executives said on Tuesday. more…

Evonik beats quarterly profit forecast citing cost cuts - Reuters UK
Reuters

German chemicals group Evonik Industries reported on Tuesday higher-than-expected quarterly adjusted core profit, saying portfolio changes and its efficiency programs partially offset the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. more…

UPDATE 1-Evonik beats quarterly profit forecast citing cost cuts - Reuters India
Reuters

UPDATE 1-Evonik beats quarterly profit forecast citing cost cuts  Reuters India more…

UPDATE 1-Evonik beats quarterly profit forecast citing cost cuts - Reuters
Reuters

UPDATE 1-Evonik beats quarterly profit forecast citing cost cuts  Reuters more…

U.S. has not totally ruled out that Beirut blast was an attack: White House aide - Reuters
Reuters

White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows said on Wednesday that the U.S. government has not totally ruled out that a deadly explosion in Beirut, Lebanon, was an attack but said it is still gathering intelligence on the blast the Lebanese government has said wa… more…

France plans easing pesticide ban for sugar beet to curb crop losses - Reuters
Reuters

The French government will propose lifting a ban on certain pesticides blamed for harming bees in order to protect sugar beet crops that have been ravaged by insects this year, the agriculture ministry said on Thursday. more…

UPDATE 1-DSM says drop in materials revenue eased in July - Reuters India
Reuters

UPDATE 1-DSM says drop in materials revenue eased in July  Reuters India more…

UPDATE 1-DSM says drop in materials revenue eased in July - Reuters.com
Reuters

UPDATE 1-DSM says drop in materials revenue eased in July  Reuters.com more…

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