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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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Giant periodic table four times larger than previous record holder

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

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Londinium Romans’ blood lead levels so high they may have lowered birth rates

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Heavy metal’s levels were more than 70 times higher than pre-Roman populations

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

2019-12-05T14:30:00+00:00

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

2019-12-02T09:30:00+00:00

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

2019-12-02T15:24:00+00:00

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

2019-11-29T09:37:00+00:00

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

2019-11-29T14:30:00+00:00

Project aims to accelerate research on microbial metabolites

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Ring of pure carbon takes on negative charge

2019-12-09T09:39:00+00:00

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

2019-12-06T19:00:00+00:00

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

2019-12-05T09:36:00+00:00

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

2019-12-04T14:30:00+00:00

Analysis finds rates of decarbonisation significantly higher than thought

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Bacterium forced to evolve to consume carbon dioxide to make biomass

2019-12-03T14:47:00+00:00

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

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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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Separating turmeric fact from fiction

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Thousands of papers have been published on curcumin’s healing potential, but its usefulness is not yet proven, finds Andy Extance

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