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Who would’ve thought – laughing gas could be useful in treating depression

May 1, 2019

Nitrous oxide is commonly known as laughing gas. And not for nothing – it used to be used…
How bacteria build an enzyme that destroys climate-changing laughing gas

April 25, 2019

New research from the University of East Anglia reveals how soil bacteria build the only known enzyme for…
Heavy metals control the ‘breath’ of wetlands

October 25, 2018

The wind in the willows might be the sound of the wetlands breathing. Respiring bacteria at the water’s…
Laughing Gas May Have Helped Warm Early Earth and Given Breath to Life

August 29, 2018

More than an eon ago, the sun shone dimmer than it does today, but the Earth stayed warm…
Not a funny matter – draining peatlands may release a lot of harmful laughing-gas

March 30, 2018

Peatlands are extremely fertile. If drained they can become very profitable and so a lot of peatlands are…
Decomposing leaves are surprising source of greenhouse gases

June 6, 2017

Scientists have pinpointed a new source of nitrous oxide, a greenhouse gas that’s more potent than carbon dioxide.…
Study details formation of nitrous acid in atmosphere

April 13, 2016

The cookbook of atmospheric chemistry already contained recipes for nitrous acid, a molecular precursor to gases that both…
Nitrous oxide can prevent traumatic memories from staying in the mind

March 7, 2016

Traumatic events have a tendency to stay with people for a long time. Now a study from the…
Nitrous oxide shows promise in treating severe depression

December 11, 2014

Researchers behind a new pilot study published on the 8th of December 2014 in the journal Biological Psychiatry claim…
Seeing Earth as an exoplanet: What signs of life are visible?

July 22, 2014

A lunar eclipse. Credit: F. Espenek/NASA An extraterrestrial spacecraft lurking in a satellite’s orbit near Earth would be…
UN sounds alarm over ozone-damaging nitrous oxide

November 22, 2013

A cloud of smoke goes out from a chimney in Seclin, northern France on February 2, 2012 Levels…
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