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Ellie Knaggs and tetrahedral carbon

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Ellie Knaggs’ claim to be the first to use x-rays to prove carbon’s tetrahedral bonding in molecules has been overlooked, finds Andy Extance

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Polly Arnold’s diversity of interests

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Kit Chapman asks the champion of actinide chemistry and diversity in science what comes next as she starts her new role at a US national lab

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Has the chemistry Nobel prize really become the biology prize?

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Researchers digging into the data call for honesty and transparency on how the prize has changed over the years

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Balkan states face uphill task over environmental remediation

2020-01-17T14:39:00+00:00

Abandoned chemical plants and stores pose cleanup challenges

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Two dead at US industrial tank cleaning site

2020-01-15T14:32:00+00:00

Workers overcome by fumes in enclosed tanker truck

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Deadly explosion at ethylene oxide plant in Spain

2020-01-15T15:29:00+00:00

Two employees killed and seven others injured at Iqoxe plant in Tarragona

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Plane shot down by Iran had dozens of Canadian scientists on board

2020-01-15T15:37:00+00:00

Canadian academic community mourns the deaths of students and colleagues

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Europe sets its sights on non-stick and stain-resistant perfluorinated chemicals

2020-01-14T14:30:00+00:00

EU plans to regulate these compounds as a single class, as action on them stalls in the US 

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CFCs responsible for half of Arctic sea-ice loss

2020-01-20T16:00:00+00:00

Halogenated compounds responsible for one third of global warming in the late 20th century

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Brake dust damages lungs as much as diesel exhaust fumes

2020-01-20T14:29:00+00:00

Landmark study highlights a new avenue for air pollution research

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Rhenium plays starring role in bond movie

2020-01-20T09:30:00+00:00

Controllable energy input from transmission electron microscope captures atoms dissociating and recombining

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Synthetic strategy exploits fluxional nitrogen to deliver three chiral centres for the price of one

2020-01-17T10:01:00+00:00

Innovative method amplifies chirality and complexity in medicinally relevant cyclic hydrazines

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Car’s exhaust fumes could be used to clean up the recovery of metals

2020-01-16T14:54:00+00:00

Process could make carbon capture cheaper by providing a use for trapped CO2

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Can chemists crack our cells’ sugar code?

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Rachel Brazil talks to the scientists trying to understand the sweet mystery of the glycome

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Can smart biomaterials deliver?

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James Mitchell Crow explores the next generation of therapeutic biomaterials, which aim to interact dynamically with the body and help to control diabetes and heal wounds

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The chemistry of a curry

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Can chemistry help Nina Notman make a better curry?

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Borrowing scientific theories

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Can re-purposed science help us understand more than the physical world? Rachel Brazil talks to the scientists trying to play swap

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