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October 1, 2018 Issue


October 1, 2018 Cover

Volume 96, Issue 39

Cover:An illustration shows OSIRIS-REx contacting the asteroid Bennu with the Touch-And-Go Sample Acquisition Mechanism, or TAGSAM.

Credit: NASA | OSIRIS-REx, shown here in an artist's rendering, will arrive at the carbon-rich asteroid Bennu in December 2018 and return to Earth in 2023.

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Quote of the Week

“It’s better to be patient than introduce a technology that doesn’t work.”

Markus Rarbach, head of biofuels and derivatives , Clariant

The tale of 2 asteroid sample-return missions

OSIRIS-REx and Hayabusa2 are set to collect data that could reveal clues to the origins of life, as well as aid in planetary defense and resource mining

  • The search is on for new cosmetic preservatives

    Personal care companies are looking to food preservatives, synergists, and plant-derived options to keep their products clean

  • Clariant bets big on cellulosic ethanol

    Chemical maker breaks ground in Romania on $120 million waste-straw-to-ethanol plant

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Glyphosate disrupts honeybee gut bacteria

Weed killer’s microbiome effects could contribute to honeybee decline, researchers say