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Chemistry Nobel predictions range from free-radical chemistry to MOFs

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Data-crunching goes up against gut feeling as the chemistry community weighs in on their favourites for the world’s top chemistry prize

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The name’s bond, chemical bond

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Kathryn Harkup explores the poisons – real and fictional – used in Bond films

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The future of ‘next generation’ DNA sequencing

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As it gets cheaper and easier to read genetic code, its applications are expanding rapidly

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Trilateral agreement reached on funding neutron research centre for another decade

2021-09-21T13:34:00+01:00

The UK, France and Germany will provide support for the Institut Laue-Langevin, the world’s most intense neutron source

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India pushes renewables and green hydrogen

2021-09-21T08:58:00+01:00

Prime minister Modi wants country to be energy independent by 2047 and become a global hydrogen hub

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Chemours under fire for trying to exempt fluorochemicals from EU regulation

2021-09-17T13:30:00+01:00

European Court of Justice will rule on whether GenX chemicals should be listed as substances of very high concern

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Fully synthetic proteins make tailored medicines

2021-09-17T11:02:00+01:00

Bright Peak Therapeutics makes modified protein drugs from scratch

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UKRI response to Black female academics on funding decisions called inadequate

2021-09-17T08:30:00+01:00

Pledge to improve understanding and monitoring of inequality comes a year after open letter was first published

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DNA robot controls live cells’ movement

2021-09-24T08:30:00+01:00

Molecular machine walks across cell membrane to activate cellular migration

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Ultraphosphates break decades-old anti-branching rule

2021-09-23T13:30:00+01:00

Discovery of elusive branched phosphates’ unexpected stability means they could have played a role in prebiotic chemistry

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First vortex beam made entirely of atoms

2021-09-23T08:30:00+01:00

Twisting atoms’ quantum mechanical wave function into a helix could reveal insights into atom–matter interactions

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Programmable peptoid template for disrupting protein–protein interactions inside cells

2021-09-23T07:51:00+01:00

System optimises residues involved in binding target independently from those that promote membrane permeability

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Liquid crystals under pressure create squid-like camouflage

2021-09-21T13:30:00+01:00

Pneumatic membranes trigger full-spectrum colour shifting on demand

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Experimenting in a pandemic

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Chemistry teachers have faced extraordinary challenges in preparing and running practicals in the past 18 months. Clare Sansom investigates how they have fared

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How a virus ancestor powers our memory’s chemistry

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Andy Extance tells the astonishing story of the Arc protein and its capsid forms, and the questions it poses

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How the power of smell could identify new medical tests

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Diagnosis by odour is nothing to be sniffed at, finds Ian Le Guillou

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The search for the grand unification of aromaticity

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Researchers have been trying to find a full definition of aromaticity for almost two centuries, and yet keep discovering new types

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