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Detailed 3D coronavirus spike map offers hope for vaccine development

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Really random numbers created from crystals

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Robot that monitors crystallization could lead to new ways to study stochastic processes in chemistry

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Adjuvants: vaccines’ hidden helpers

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Anthony King examines a crucial part of vaccines that can significantly boost their performance, but which often go unrecognised

A protective mask is seen on statues outside a restaurant as a guard wearing a protective mask walks by in an empty and shuttered commercial street on February 5, 2020 in Beijing, China

Open data and genomics are at the forefront in battle to control coronavirus

2020-02-20T14:30:00+00:00

Efforts to tackle the virus have seen unprecedented cross-border collaboration

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Solar-powered water purification

2020-02-19T09:28:00+00:00

Majico’s photocatalytic water kiosks are increasing access to affordable drinking water in Tanzania

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Industry and academic chemistry titan John Cadogan dies

2020-02-19T09:30:00+00:00

Past president of the Royal Society of Chemistry passes away aged 89

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Number of industrial chemicals being produced globally grossly underestimated

2020-02-18T14:30:00+00:00

Analysis of national chemical inventories finds three times as many chemicals registered for production as previously thought

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Trump proposes slashing basic and applied research by 9.1% in budget

2020-02-14T14:30:00+00:00

White House requests big cuts to US science agencies but Congress is unlikely to back them

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Textbook structure rules formulated by Linus Pauling 90 years ago prove unreliable

2020-02-24T09:30:00+00:00

Just 13% of 5000 oxides found to fulfil all five coordination geometry predictions

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AI tool screens 107 million molecules, discovers potent new antibiotics

2020-02-21T10:10:00+00:00

Deep learning approach could help in fight against drug-resistant bacteria

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Light-harvesting clusters and titanium dioxide cooperate to fix nitrogen

2020-02-20T11:21:00+00:00

Atomically precise metal clusters continue to gather momentum by catalysing the production of ammonia

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Engineered yeast can remove heavy metals from wastewater

2020-02-18T09:20:00+00:00

Easy storage and rapid growth could see yeast compete with bacterial and chemical remediation

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New class of recyclable permanently porous liquid doesn’t need a solvent

2020-02-17T14:30:00+00:00

Coordination cages that are liquids at room temperature may find uses in catalysis, sensing or chemical separations

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Catching the polluters

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Measurement techniques can pinpoint emitters like unroadworthy trucks and broken gas pipes, finds Andy Extance, but are not yet widespread

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The search for cancer vaccines

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Claire Jarvis looks at ongoing work to prevent the disease – and convince a sceptical community of their seriousness

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Recycling clothing the chemical way

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Nina Notman explores how chemistry is poised to close the loop in clothing recycling

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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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