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    Getting to know you

    1 June 2015

    The public does not fear chemists, it simply doesn’t know about them.

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    An unfortunate oversight

    27 April 2015

    The US Toxic Substances Control Act is in dire need of reform. That demands compromises, says Mark Peplow

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    Thinking ahead

    26 March 2015

    PhD courses must prepare students for a life after research, says Mark Peplow

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    A large life, fully lived

    20 February 2015

    Carl Djerassi leaves many legacies besides the contraceptive pill,says Mark Peplow

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    The big experiment

    23 January 2015

    Plans to stop assessing school pupils’ practical work are the wrong solution to a genuine problem, says 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