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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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Theft of universities’ secrets fuels US crackdown on Chinese talent programmes

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Government worries that national labs and universities are complacent about the threat to intellectual property

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A dedicated follower of slow fashion

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Our features editor has some clothes that are nearly old enough to vote

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Bird droppings to help cut the crap in graphene doping papers

2020-01-24T09:30:00+00:00

Dramatic illustration shows there’s little value in doping graphene electrodes to make better water splitting catalysts

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Researchers love their jobs but toxic competition and publishing pressures take their toll

2020-01-23T09:30:00+00:00

Largest survey of its kind finds research culture is struggling – results that surprise few

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Future of UK science hangs in the balance in crucial year

2020-01-21T09:30:00+00:00

Promises to double funding and create new blue skies research agency sit uneasily with likelihood of crashing out of EU science programmes

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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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Four chemical classes cost US public 270 million IQ points over 15 years

2020-01-28T14:53:00+00:00

Flame retardants and pesticides linked to over a million intellectual disability cases between 2001 and 2016

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Water treatment byproducts linked to thousands of bladder cancers in Europe

2020-01-28T09:56:00+00:00

Call for countries to do more to drive down levels of trihalomethanes produced during disinfection

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Sugars designed to disrupt bacterial cell wall biosynthesis

2020-01-28T09:31:00+00:00

Rare monosaccharides explore concept for new narrow-spectrum antibiotics

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Computer says no to membrane-bound life on Titan

2020-01-27T10:07:00+00:00

Scientists quash inside–out cell membrane theory but don’t completely rule out possibility of life on cryogenic liquid hydrocarbon worlds

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First benzene-mimicking molecule made entirely from palladium

2020-01-24T09:30:00+00:00

Palladium hexagon is a rare example of all-metal aromatic nanocluster

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Polly Arnold’s diversity of interests

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