Year: 2019

February 19, 2019

High concentrations of heavy metals, like copper and gold, are toxic for most living creatures. This is not the case for the bacterium C. metallidurans, which has found a way to extract valuable trace elements from a compound of heavy metals without poisoning itself. One interesting side-effect: the formation of tiny gold nuggets. A team […]

February 19, 2019

Using quantum chemical methods, a team of researchers led by Dr. Matthias Granold and Professor Bernd Moosmann of the Institute of Pathobiochemistry at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz solved one of the oldest puzzles of biochemistry. They uncovered why there are 20 amino acids that form the basis of all life today, even though the first […]

February 19, 2019

Like all organisms, plants are associated with bacterial communities in which helpful and harmful bacteria compete for dominance. Among the weaponry of these warring bacteria are molecular syringes that some bacteria can use to inject toxins into others. In a study published in the February 2 issue of the Journal of Biological Chemistry, researchers at […]

February 19, 2019

Caltech researchers have made a discovery that they say could lead to the economically viable production of solar fuels in the next few years. For years, solar-fuel research has focused on developing catalysts that can split water into hydrogen and oxygen using only sunlight. The resulting hydrogen fuel could be used to power motor vehicles, […]

February 19, 2019

Harry Kane has returned to Tottenham training ahead of their upcoming Premier League clash against Burnley, according to a report by Sky Sports. The England international has been out of action since January 13 when he suffered ankle ligament damage in Spurs’ 1-0 defeat to Manchester United. Mauricio Pochettino’s side have been without their star […]

February 19, 2019

Sebastian Vettel and Ferrari dominated the opening morning of 2019 Formula 1 testing, sitting nearly two seconds clear at the top of the times at the lunchbreak. Vettel initially hit the front mid-morning using the ‘C2’ white-marked compound, before switching to the slightly softer yellow-marked ‘C3’ tyres for a series of shorter runs that pushed […]

February 19, 2019

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says he was interested in signing Jadon Sancho, but the culture surrounding transfers between English clubs prevented a deal from taking place. Sancho left Manchester City for Borussia Dortmund this past summer and has rapidly become a key contributor for the German club. In the same transfer window, Liverpool brought in […]