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The twitterstorm continues

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CDC scientist George Luber seeking whistleblower protection

22 August 2019

Former head of the Centre’s climate and health programme claims he was targeted for speaking out about climate change

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Concerns raised over ‘regrettable’ BPA substitutions

21 August 2019

Research indicates chemicals used as alternatives to bisphenol A in polycarbonate plastics and epoxy resins aren’t always safer

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Call to address e-waste ‘stockpile’

21 August 2019

Royal Society of Chemistry backs recycling drive to recover endangered elements from old electronic devices

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Data manipulation casts shadows on Novartis gene therapy

20 August 2019

Manufacturing problems with other new medicines highlight difficulty of developing advanced treatments

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Australian basic research squeezed as R&D to fall to lowest level for decades

16 August 2019

Researchers call for end of benign neglect for science as funding predicted to fall to 40-year low

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PCR inventor Kary Mullis dies aged 74

13 August 2019

Mullis shared the 1993 chemistry Nobel prize with Michael Smith

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Crispr pioneer among University of California researchers boycotting Elsevier

12 August 2019

Open letter to the journal publisher withholding editorial work has been signed by 31 members of the university

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Uranium isotopes in ancient grains indicate early Earth was less hellish than textbook descriptions

21 August 2019

Mass spectrometry technique that works on tiny samples refines understanding of Earth’s first geologic eon

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Subaquatic spiders inspire CO2 reduction catalyst

20 August 2019

Structures that mimic the diving bell spider’s air-trapping hairs boost the catalytic activity of copper electrodes

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Explosive 25% more powerful than TNT found in first study of energetic isomers

19 August 2019

Stereo- and regiochemistry affect compounds’ explosive potential

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New form of pure carbon made by manipulating atoms

15 August 2019

Elusive 18-carbon ring pinned down on surface

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Gravity-defying droplets race upside down on super slippery surface

15 August 2019

Charged superamphiphobic surface propels water, blood and other liquids up vertical slopes and even upside down

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Engineered cyanobacteria turn carbon dioxide into petrol substitute

14 August 2019

Strategy transforms wild photosynthetic organism into a system that could reduce humanity’s reliance on fossil fuels

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