Giant planet makes metallic water

Can planetary giants make metallic water? That’s a question answered theoretically by US scientists in this week’s Alchemist, we also learn why mussels are not as happy as clams thanks to Prozac, what makes organic semiconductors light up and the possibility of powering your mp3 player with your beach umbrella. Also in this week’s news distillate, uranium-munching bacteria have the mettle to construct nanoscopic platinum particles. Finally, digestion on a grand scale could be releasing five times as much methane into the atmosphere above Siberian lakes.

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