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Get to Know a Materials Science Acquisitions Editor: Gwen Jones

Get to know Gwen Jones, Materials Science Acquisitions Editor at Elsevier. Read more

Plant & Animal Sciences

Silent Partners: Are Earthworms Creating Pathways for Invasive Plants?

Research suggests an even more nefarious role for earthworms: they may be hidden drivers of foreign plant invasions. Read more

Biomedicine & Biochemistry; Food Science & Nutrition

Don’t Hate Your Gut: It May Help You Lose Weight, Fight Depression and Lower Blood Pressure

A universe of organisms living inside you may affect every part of your body, from your brain to your bones,… Read more


Talking Trash – The Chemistry Behind the Smell of Garbage

Time to talk trash: our friends at Compound Interest (dumpster) dive into the aroma chemistry and the science behind the… Read more

Materials Science

Explainer: How Scientists Invent New Colors

Inventing colours is now an exciting combination of chemistry along with new materials and structures. Read more

Computer Security

Inside the Fight Against Malware Attacks

Today, as many as 80 percent of malware authors include elements in their attacks that specifically try to defeat malware-protection… Read more

Alternative & Renewable Energy

Clean, Green and Reliable: My Trip to the International Conference on Nuclear Engineering in Shanghai

Energy Acquisitions Editor, Maria Convey, shares her experience (and some book chapters) from her visit to the 25th International Conference… Read more

Life Sciences

Why the South Still Has Such High HIV Rates

We explore the socio-economic and political reasons why the south has such high HIV rates compared to the rest of… Read more

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