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New form of pure carbon made by manipulating atoms

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Elusive 18-carbon ring pinned down on surface

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Australian basic research squeezed as R&D to fall to lowest level for decades

16 August 2019

Researchers call for end of benign neglect for science as funding predicted to fall to 40-year low

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PCR inventor Kary Mullis dies aged 74

13 August 2019

Mullis shared the 1993 chemistry Nobel prize with Michael Smith

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Crispr pioneer among University of California researchers boycotting Elsevier

12 August 2019

Open letter to the journal publisher withholding editorial work has been signed by 31 members of the university

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Research would be a ‘casualty’ if English higher education review acted on, Lords warn

12 August 2019

Many other areas could suffer too including student lab practicals and infrastructure maintenance

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The ‘Impossible Whopper’ has a secret ingredient: chemistry

9 August 2019

The plant-based patty uses haem harvested from genetically engineered yeast

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Immigration reforms unveiled to attract leading scientists to the UK

9 August 2019

Long-awaited changes welcomed but the spectre of a no-deal Brexit has the science community on edge

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Enhancing solvents' sustainability

7 August 2019

Increased recycling and replacing toxic solvents with greener alternatives will reduce environmental impact

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Explosive 25% more powerful than TNT found in first study of energetic isomers

19 August 2019

Stereo- and regiochemistry affect compounds’ explosive potential

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Gravity-defying droplets race upside down on super slippery surface

15 August 2019

Charged superamphiphobic surface propels water, blood and other liquids up vertical slopes and even upside down

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Engineered cyanobacteria turn carbon dioxide into petrol substitute

14 August 2019

Strategy transforms wild photosynthetic organism into a system that could reduce humanity’s reliance on fossil fuels

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Turbo-charged Crispr gene-editor can make 25 alterations in one go

14 August 2019

Theoretically thousands of changes could be made at once using new technique

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Self-threading monomer provides protection for carbon nanotubes

13 August 2019

Strategy assembles three-component nanostructure with nanoscale precision

High-permeance polymer-functionalized single-layer graphene membranes

Selective graphene membranes could invigorate carbon capture technology

12 August 2019

Concept shows promise as a way to sidestep the energy penalties of numerous industrial separations

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Are synthetic chemists out of a job as AI meets automation?

9 August 2019

Platform can weigh up a synthetic route, plan it and then carry out it

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As production costs fall and demand is poised to rocket, James Mitchell Crow finds the hydrogen economy is finally ready for take-off – as long as we can find ways to store it

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