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Londinium Romans’ blood lead levels so high they may have lowered birth rates

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Heavy metal’s levels were more than 70 times higher than pre-Roman populations

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The periodic patience of Dmitri Mendeleev

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In our final comic of the International Year of the Periodic Table, Mendeleev puts his elemental cards on the table

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Brexit uncertainty leaves science under threat as general election looms

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The winding path to the UK leaving the EU has already taken a toll on the nation’s science

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Working with a top scientist gives a junior researcher a boost that lasts a lifetime

2019-12-02T09:30:00+00:00

Co-authoring with someone outstanding in their field increases the chance that a young scientist will become a leader too

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Chemical weapons watchdog to add Novichok agents to list of closely controlled substances

2019-12-02T15:24:00+00:00

Move marks first time any class of chemical has been prohibited since the Chemical Weapons Convention came into force over two decades ago

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Sanctions imposed by research agency on Duke University lifted

2019-11-29T09:37:00+00:00

University has met all commitments in plan agreed with National Institutes of Health

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Open access Atlas maps out microbial natural products

2019-11-29T14:30:00+00:00

Project aims to accelerate research on microbial metabolites

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Former Braskem chief arrested in US for bribery

2019-11-28T14:55:00+00:00

Ex-leader of Brazilian petrochemical firm allegedly helped divert $250m to a secret slush fund to bribe government officials and political parties

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Simple way to construct molecules with perfluoroalkyl bridges

2019-12-05T09:36:00+00:00

Troublesome side reaction becomes useful synthetic tool

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The dangers of global warming have been understated but so have our options to fight it

2019-12-04T14:30:00+00:00

Analysis finds rates of decarbonisation significantly higher than thought

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Bacterium forced to evolve to consume carbon dioxide to make biomass

2019-12-03T14:47:00+00:00

Tweaked Escherichia coli could help deal with humanity’s carbon dioxide problem

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Tyre crumb toxicology study raises questions about artificial turf

2019-12-03T14:47:00+00:00

First work in vertebrates reveals developmental abnormalities in chicken embryos

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Lithium-ion battery anodes recycled in next-generation energy storage devices

2019-11-29T09:26:00+00:00

Researchers use in operando x-ray diffraction to probe intercalation mechanism

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