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The atmospheric nitrogen question

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Pollutants, key atmospheric components and vital fertilisers: nitrogen compounds are all of these, as Emma Davies finds out

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Paul O’Brien

Paul O'Brien, former vice president of Royal Society of Chemistry, dies aged 64

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O’Brien, a ‘steadfast, positive and committed member and representative of our community’ passed away on 16 October

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How chemical evolution took the 2018 chemistry Nobel prize

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Emma Stoye has the full story of how Frances Arnold, George Smith and Greg Winter put evolution to work in the lab

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Philip Ball looks at whether prizes and awards help or hinder scientific progress

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Using radioisotopes to image inside patients’ bodies – nuclear medicine – is under threat from ageing reactors. James Mitchell Crow discovers the new science trying to fix the problem

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