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    Going up in vapour

    15 April 2016

    As research suggests that e-cigarettes may expose vapers to harmful chemicals, Rebecca Trager finds that governments are catching up with regulations

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    Living colour

    8 April 2016

    Fluorescent protein probes can illuminate cells’ inner workings, but making them takes effort – and luck, as Andy Extance discovers

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    Enzymes for everyone

    24 March 2016

    Can scientists overcome enzymes’ fragility and exploit their speed and specificity? Fiona Case investigates

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    Soft robots get a grip

    18 March 2016

    Rachel Brazil looks at how chemists are helping make robots with a more gentle touch

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    Potash on a megascale

    11 March 2016

    A new mine could produce up to 20 million tonnes of potash each year and provide 1000 jobs – but it’s in a national park. Michael Freemantle reports

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    When is an enzyme not a protein?

    29 February 2016

    When it’s a ribozyme. Clare Sansom reports

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    The white stuff

    22 February 2016

    With potential health concerns raised over nanosize forms of TiO2, Emma Davies explores the ubiquitous white pigment’s past, present and future

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    Molecular machines

    16 February 2016

    Victoria Richards investigates the world of artificial molecular machines

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    Age of the phage

    8 February 2016

    Hayley Birch discovers how researchers are using proteins from viruses to create new antimicrobial drugs

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    A volatile question

    29 January 2016

    VOCs are more than just a man-made problem. Anthony King looks through the wood to the trees