What is the chemistry behind an ammonium nitrate explosion like the one in Beirut? Who was Deborah Jin, and how did she change quantum physics? Find out in ScienceSeeker's picks of the best posts for the week of August 3 - 9 2020 #SciSeekPicks #SciComm.

In this week's cream-of-the-crop from the world of science news, discover how scientists have found cancer in a dinosaur, and how coyote genomes are diverging between urban and non-urban populations. ScienceSeeker editors' favourite posts within their respective areas of interest and expertise also cover many other important and exciting topics. Why not have a read, inform yourself, and indulge your scientific curiosity?
Ammonium nitrate is a fertiliser, and if handled correctly is mostly safe. However, if exposed to high temperatures and confined, it can be explosive. Our thoughts go out to those affected by the explosion in Beirut. 
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