Mark Peplow

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    A bad business

    19 December 2014

    Targets and assessments can boost productivity at universities – but only if they do not stifle creativity and alienate the academic workforce, says Mark Peplow

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    It's time to speak up for Europe

    27 November 2014

    Researchers in the UK benefit enormously from their country’s membership of the EU. They need to say so, argues Mark Peplow

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    Two for the price of one

    23 October 2014

    This year’s Nobel prizes show that chemistry truly is the central science

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    Good advice

    25 September 2014

    Rather than axing his chief scientific adviser, the next president of the European commission should enhance the role

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    The trouble with boycotts

    29 August 2014

    Cutting academic ties with a censured state can do more harm than good, says Mark Peplow

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    The creative stimulus

    22 July 2014

    Innovative thinking may be difficult to turn on at will, but there are many ways to prepare for inspiration, says Mark Peplow

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    A mind-blowing legacy

    11 June 2014

    Alexander Shulgin’s research on psychoactive drugs shows how molecules can take on a life of their own once they leave the lab, says Mark Peplow


    It's life, but not as we know it

    15 May 2014

    A living cell that uses artificial bases in its DNA heralds a profound development for chemistry, says Mark Peplow


    Frack and blue

    25 April 2014

    Shale gas will do little to improve the competitiveness of Europe’s chemical industry, argues Mark Peplow

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    A war on smog

    28 March 2014

    Chemistry can be a force for good in tackling China’s pollution, says Mark Peplow