Scientists are divining the future of Earth’s ice-covered oceans at their harsh fringes

Credit: Alessandro Toffoli, Author provided One of the harshest and most dynamic regions on Earth is the marginal ice zone—the place where ocean waves meet sea ice, which is formed by freezing of the ocean’s surface. Published today, a themed issue of the journal Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A Reviews the rapid progress … Read more

Research reveals the chemical underpinnings of how benign water can transform into harsh hydrogen peroxide

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain A new study has put a remarkable and unexpected chemical genesis on more solid footing. Back in 2019, Stanford University researchers and colleagues revealed the surprising discovery that hydrogen peroxide—a caustic substance used for disinfecting surfaces and bleaching hair—spontaneously forms in microscopic droplets of ordinary, benign water. Researchers have since aimed … Read more