Purported phosphine on Venus more likely to be ordinary sulfur dioxide — ScienceDaily

In September, a team led by astronomers in the United Kingdom announced that they had detected the chemical phosphine in the thick clouds of Venus. The team’s reported detection, based on observations by two Earth-based radio telescopes, surprised many Venus experts. Earth’s atmosphere contains small amounts of phosphine, which may be produced by life. Phosphine […]

Bioplastics contain substances that are as toxic as those in ordinary plastics

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain Conventional plastic is made from oil. The production of plastic is not sustainable, and it can contain substances we know are dangerous if ingested. In recent years, bioplastics have come onto the market as an alternative to conventional plastic. Bioplastic has some apparent advantages: it is usually made from recycled material […]