Mark Peplow's Critical point


    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

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    The value of trust

    7 March 2014

    Rebuilding a damaged relationship with researchers should be a top priority for the new boss of the UK’s physical sciences funding council

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    Virtually excellent

    30 January 2014

    Assembling a dream team of international researchers could offer a useful snapshot of the UK’s strength in chemical engineering, says Mark Peplow

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    The morning after the night before

    6 January 2014

    Replacing alcohol with a more benign drug sounds like a great idea, but it faces insurmountable hurdles, says Mark Peplow

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    A century of isotopes

    21 November 2013

    Once appalled by the military use of his discoveries, Frederick Soddy would pleased by his legacy today, says Mark Peplow


    The judgement of your peers

    24 October 2013

    A bit of hindsight goes a long way in measuring scientific quality, says Mark Peplow

  • Opinion

    Misconduct: on the blog and in the open

    6 September 2013

    When formal investigations of research misconduct are opaque and sluggish, it is inevitable that chemists will take to the blogs to debate suspicious papers, says Mark Peplow


    Synthetic biology is bursting with life

    4 September 2013

    Synthetic biology is shifting into high gear. To truly thrive, it needs chemists, says Mark Peplow