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The chemistry of a curry


Can chemistry help Nina Notman make a better curry?

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Giant periodic table four times larger than previous record holder


Enormous 660m2 periodic table adorns Australian university’s new science building

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Curry on regardless


Undergrad labs prepare you for following complicated curry recipes

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Dispute over pensions and pay leads to strikes at 60 UK universities


Lecturers and support staff have been on strike for eight days and further action may be on the way

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


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


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


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


Project aims to accelerate research on microbial metabolites

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Ring of pure carbon takes on negative charge


Scientists use simulations to reveal the properties of the newest carbon allotrope

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Smart contact lens can be charged up wirelessly while it’s worn


LED, antenna and printable supercapacitor built into lens without obscuring wearer’s vision

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Simple way to construct molecules with perfluoroalkyl bridges


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


Analysis finds rates of decarbonisation significantly higher than thought

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Bacterium forced to evolve to consume carbon dioxide to make biomass


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

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Borrowing scientific theories


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Separating turmeric fact from fiction


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