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18 January 2019By

Kit Chapman takes us back to the 1904 Olympics in St Louis, via the bronze age and ancient Greece

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The lab where everything goes wrong


Some days feel like an episode of the Twilight Zone…

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Rejection of Brexit deal causes alarm across science community

18 January 2019

Fears that UK could sleepwalk into a ‘no deal’ EU exit damaging research funding and collaboration

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A career in research is becoming increasingly ‘temporary’

17 January 2019

The half-life of a scientific career has dropped from 35 years to five in the last 50 years

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Wiley strikes open access deal with German universities and libraries

17 January 2019

Agreement hailed as a victory for Project Deal with further deals now expected to follow

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Pfizer to close two manufacturing plants in India

16 January 2019

Closures will lead to the loss of 1700 jobs – almost 6% of the pharma giant’s manufacturing workforce

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More than half of EU scientists are thinking of leaving Brexit UK

15 January 2019

UK science and engineering trade union survey finds 66% of its European members have considered leaving the country

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The discovery of graphene

7 January 2019By , Roger Langridge

Read how Andre Geim’s Friday night experiments led to the discovery of graphene, a single layer of carbon atoms

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Ready for a Raman shift


Raman spectroscopy has been seen as a tool for physicists and chemists but Hayley Bennett finds it has the potential to cause a major shift in the way we do medicine

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What is an element?


Our understanding of what an element is has evolved over the years, but it’s still a tricky concept to nail down. Philip Ball investigates

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