CHEMISTRY

New Set of Chemical Reactions Could Finally Explain How Life Started on Earth

New Set of Chemical Reactions Could Finally Explain How Life Started on Earth

Once upon a time, when our planet Earth was very young and very new, not a single fragment of life was found on it. Then somewhere, somehow, a quirk of chemistry happened and the molecular building blocks of our earliest single-celled ancestors arose: amino acids and nucleic acids that came together in just the right …

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BASF readies more ammonia production cuts in gas supply crunch

BASF readies more ammonia production cuts in gas supply crunch

A general view of the German chemical company BASF Schwarzheide GmbH in Schwarzheide, Germany, December 10, 2019. REUTERS/Annegret Hilse Sign up now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Record BASF reduced ammonia production in September and is now reducing it further Yara’s ammonia production across Europe is 27% below capacity SKW and Ineos say they …

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