mosquito in amber


23 May 2019By Michael Freemantle

Mike Freemantle introduces amber – the valuable organic gemstone that invests unwary insects in a durable tomb

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China identified as source of unexpected rise in CFC emissions


New production believed to be responsible for increasing levels of outlawed ozone-depleting chemical

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Study of misconduct suggests first author should be guarantor for a paper’s accuracy

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Research examined 80 misconduct investigations by US Office of Research Integrity

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Jury awards $2bn damages in US glyphosate trial

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Bayer vows to appeal third defeat over Monsanto’s Roundup weedkiller, while experts suggest damages will likely be reduced

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Early career researchers often receive no credit for ‘ghostwritten’ peer reviews

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Half of young scientists have critiqued papers without being named

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Darpa wants to genetically engineer soldiers’ skin bacteria to protect them from mosquitoes

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Pentagon programme aims to change chemical cues released by human skin microbes to provide a long-term defence from mosquito-borne diseases

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RxAll’s handheld scanner assesses drug quality in real time via a smartphone

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Canadian pilot to diversify research based on UK’s Athena Swan

16 May 2019

Scheme aims to help universities in Canada increase participation of women and other minorities in science

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European Chemical Society plaques to recognise continent's chemistry landmarks

15 May 2019

Signs will highlight important chemical heritage sites across Europe

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Reaching new heights to form a better picture of 3D molecules

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Combining two microscopy techniques enables clearer imaging

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Trefoil knots steer cancer drug leads in fresh direction

23 May 2019

Chemists look to links and knots in the search for new cancer therapies

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Minty-fresh solvent for sustainable cross-couplings

22 May 2019

Eucalyptol could replace diethyl ether, DMF, THF and toluene in many synthetic reactions

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Perovskite photovoltaics get their groove on

22 May 2019

Clever structure boosts efficiency and cuts production costs

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New rule predicts stabilising aromaticity in open-shell metal clusters

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Magic numbers for jellium aromaticity could help researchers find stable high-spin molecules

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Spin sensor promises atomic-scale magnetic imaging

21 May 2019

Nickelocene-tip scanning tunnelling microscope provides measurements to challenge quantum theory calculations

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Quantum mechanical mechanism behind 100-year-old textbook reaction revealed

20 May 2019

Study challenges established understanding of Michael addition as it uncovers Pauli repulsion’s key role in halogen catalysis

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