the challenge of total synthesis — the use of chemistry to build any molecule.

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The Chinese city of Shanghai is pictured in this Sentinel-2A image from 16 December 2015.

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The island of Tongatapu and the nearby smaller islands – all part of the Kingdom of Tonga archipelago in the southern Pacific Ocean

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The Pale Red Dot campaign aimed to find a planet orbiting our nearest stellar neighbour, Proxima Centauri.

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NASA scientists are working to understand the recent quirky behavior of winds in Earth’s stratosphere.

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Southern China’s Poyang Lake is the largest freshwater lake in the country.

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Brown dwarfs are smaller than stars, but more massive than giant planets.

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U.S. Forest Service to see if some of its space-age materials could be used in emergency fire shelters to help save firefighters’ lives.

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The European Space Agency offered her to travel to Antarctica and spend over a year at the Concordia station.

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Food authentication helps spot fake food and ensure that our cheese, olive oil and other foods are the real deal

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For those striving to build muscle, protein is essential.

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Sushi wouldn’t be the same without wasabi.

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The Sentinel-2A satellite takes us over southern Maine and part of New Hampshire in the northeast United States.

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Songbirds learn their song when they are young by listening to their father’s or tutor’s song.

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This week, Reactions looks at the science of teeth whitening.

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The simple scientific phenomenon known as osmosis has renewable energy researchers quite excited.

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Visible in the image in scattered greys, Yuma, Arizona is home to some 90 000 people. Situated along the Colorado River, the Mexican frontier lies just west of it and California lies to the north.

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This true-color image of Merida, Spain was taken by Sentinel-2A on 11 August.

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Earth’s land and ocean currently absorb about half of all carbon dioxide emissions from the burning of fossil fuels

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We know poisonous snakes are dangerous, but what exactly makes snake venom so powerful?

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Vitamin and mineral supplements are everywhere and generate billions of dollars in revenue in the U.S. each year. But do they really work?

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Tornadoes are violent, twisting columns of air with wind speeds over 100 miles per hour that can tear communities apart.

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A new study looks into the history of stone tools used by wild macaques in coastal Thailand.

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Just like early exposure to any other language, early exposure to sign language will support learning language later, whether it’s sign or spoken

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we decided to take a closer look at what happens chemically in your brain and body right before you die.

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