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

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

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

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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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Lithium: Good enough for batteries

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

2019-10-14T14:30:00+01:00

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

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Study tracked 336 graduate students for four years examining written work

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

2019-10-09T07:09:00+01:00

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

2019-10-07T13:52:00+01:00

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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Does peer review make scientists use more cautious language?

2019-10-04T13:30:00+01:00

 Analysis of bioscience journals reveals peer review does introduce more discussion of studies’ limitations

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Carbynes expand the possibilities of carbon–carbon double bonds

2019-10-10T13:30:00+01:00

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

2019-10-10T13:35:00+01:00

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

2019-10-08T08:30:00+01:00

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

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In situ drug synthesis catalysed by endogenous copper

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Metallohelices emulate antimicrobial peptides

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