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What happens between the sheets? ‘Floating’ graphene on a bed of calcium atoms

Adding calcium to graphene creates an extremely-promising superconductor, but where does the calcium go?

Physics and Astronomy 21 September 2020

Energy drinks may contain harmful levels of hydrogen peroxide, study warns

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A Monash-led study of food chemistry has found that people may be exposed to harmful levels of hydrogen peroxide when they consume some Energy drinks.

Chemistry 17 September 2020

Elements of surprise: neutron stars contribute little, but something's making gold, research finds

Neutron star collisions do not create the quantity of chemical elements previously assumed, a new analysis of galaxy evolution finds.

Physics and Astronomy 16 September 2020

New equity index to reward companies acting responsibly on climate change

Companies in the ASX 300 are responsible for an estimated 40% of Australia’s emissions.

Mathematics 9 September 2020
Black holes are massive

First ever detection of monster black hole collision, 150 times heavier than the Sun

Black holes are massive, right? The first pair of black holes detected were each about 30 times more massive than the Sun. When they merged, the resulting ‘remnant’ was a black hole that was a whopping 60 times more massive than the Sun.

Physics and Astronomy 3 September 2020
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