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Illuminating manuscript treasures

By Rachel Brazil

Rachel Brazil takes a look at the Fitzwilliam Museum’s illuminated manuscripts and learns their scientific stories

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From venoms to medicine


Venoms are a treasure trove of peptides that may provide a bounty of novel painkillers

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Beer: Music to your taste buds


Andy Extance goes on tour in the UK and Belgium and compares the science behind the different processes used by craft and mass brewers

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Sanofi ordered to pull dengue vaccine

15 December 2017By

Philippines wants French drugmaker to cover immunization program costs

NOVA Chemicals Corunna Site tank farm

Nova Chemicals expands in Canada

13 December 2017By

Company to spend over C$2 billion growing its steam cracker by 50% and building a new polyethylene facility

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DuPont and Sumitomo link up for seed treatments

8 December 2017By

Firms will collaborate to develop and commercialise seed-applied technologies

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Bayer and J&J lose first blood thinner lawsuit

7 December 2017By

US jury fines Xarelto makers $27.8 million for downplaying drug risks

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EU extends glyphosate licence by 5 years

4 December 2017By

Extending herbicide’s approval until December 2022 has pleased neither industry nor environmental campaigners

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Something fishy about eating insects

1 December 2017By Eric Johnson

While insects as human food remain a novelty in the West, fly larvae grown on human food waste could soon become an important protein source for fish farms

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Meet the resistance

13 December 2017By Rachel Brazil

The scientists taking a stand against politics they oppose

Hydrothermal vent discovered by Susan Humphris in 1986 Atlantic expedition

Voyage to the bottom of the sea

7 December 2017By

Susan Humphris explores the Atlantic’s hydrothermal vents

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Who is the greatest chemist of all time?

6 December 2017By

Spoiler: you said it was Marie Curie. But how we define greatness matters

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Not home for the holidays

6 December 2017By

Tales of being stuck in the lab

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The European adviser

27 November 2017By

Elvira Fortunato shares how she found herself at the heart of EU science policy

Brian Malow at 100th Anniversary of Physics Department at North Carolina State University

Taking the stage

21 November 2017By

The modern face of engaging with the public through science

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Changing the reproducibility rulebook


It pays to know when taking shortcuts is acceptable, and which it’s safe to take

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'We all want to be The Dude'


Venki Ramakrishnan on optimism, Jane Austen and why he wants to be Jeff Bridges

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A tricky year


The Trump administration’s approach to conflicts of interest is emblematic of its problem with evidence

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Integrity, not just innovation




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