A new study reveals that soluble phosphorus that fertilizes the Amazon, as well as the Tropical Atlantic and Southern oceans, is deposited through smoke from biomass fires in Africa.... PHYS.ORG · 7 days
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Origin of alkylphosphonic acids in the interstellar medium  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
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