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Science now being undermined by US government on an almost weekly basis


Bipartisan report says that abuse of government science has reached record levels

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Why have lithium–ion batteries just won the chemistry Nobel prize?


The 2019 Nobel prize was awarded to pioneers of rechargeable battery tech – here’s what you need to know

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Lithium: Good enough for batteries

By , Nick Abadzis

The powerful revolution in your pocket – starring Yoshio Nishi, John Goodenough, Akira Yoshino…and Thomas Edison

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Nitrosamine contamination withdrawals spread to new drugs


After ranitidine recalls, EU regulators instruct companies to review all their products for potential impurities

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In a surprising twist it’s postdocs, not supervisors, who are responsible for PhDs’ research skills


Study tracked 336 graduate students for four years examining written work

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Chemistry Nobel prize ‘finally’ goes to developers of lithium-ion batteries


John Goodenough, Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino rewarded for revolutionising the storage of energy and helping to usher in the microelectronics age

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Live blog: lithium-ion batteries take the 2019 chemistry Nobel prize


Join us for all the latest news, views and developments on this year’s top chemistry prize

Winners of 2019 Nobel prize in physiology or medicine

Medicine Nobel prize rewards discovery of cells’ oxygen sensing machinery


William Kaelin, Peter Ratcliffe and Gregg Semenza win prize for unravelling how cells sense and adapt to the life-sustaining gas

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Unified synthesis shows how genetic alphabet could have been put together on early Earth


Cycles of wet and then dry conditions provide the right conditions to make all the nucleobases from basic chemicals


Carbynes expand the possibilities of carbon–carbon double bonds


Chemists use novel monovalent carbon species to insert functionalities in the middle of double bonds

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Cryogenic properties could promote silkworm fibres into space exploration


Combination of intrinsic and extrinsic mechanisms allows silks to retain both toughness and ductility at extremely low temperatures

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New setup enables EPR studies on tiny protein crystals


Experiments that normally takes five hours can now be done in just eight minutes

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Alzheimer’s therapy has click chemistry use, then remove, brain copper build-ups


In situ drug synthesis catalysed by endogenous copper

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Lithium: Good enough for batteries

2019-10-09T10:58:00+01:00By , Nick Abadzis

The powerful revolution in your pocket – starring Yoshio Nishi, John Goodenough, Akira Yoshino…and Thomas Edison



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