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Chemicals industry roundup 2018


Industry growth remains strong despite tariff disputes, political uncertainty and supply chain challenges

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Chemistry graduate student gets seven years for poisoning co-worker

13 December 2018

Chinese PhD student spiked colleague’s food and water with carcinogen

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UK forensic lab misconduct results in dozens of convictions being overturned

13 December 2018

Data manipulation at Randox Testing has led to 40 drug-driving convictions being quashed after samples were retested

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White House education plan aims to increase diversity in Stem subjects

12 December 2018

Strategy to recruiting more underrepresented minorities gets positive reception

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Chemistry prof sues for $20m over alleged gender discrimination

11 December 2018

University of Arizona chemistry professor launches class action lawsuit, says she and other female faculty were grossly underpaid, not promoted

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Chemistry professor receives respite from US deportation threat

11 December 2018

Bangladeshi chemistry professor who has lived in the US for decades won’t have court hearing until April 2022

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Science, suffrage and misogyny


100 years after women could first vote in UK general elections, Rachel Brazil looks back at their fight for professional equality in chemistry

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A taste of wine chemistry


Nina Notman talks to the wine detectives uncovering the flavour molecules in our favourite tipples

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The marvellous Maillard reaction


Andy Extance looks at the culinary reaction cascade that goes beyond Christmas and Thanksgiving dinner and has worrying links to health

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