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Meaningless metrics limit researchers

2020-01-10T14:30:00+00:00By

It’s time to end the misuse of numbers

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Moving towards fairer academic rewards

2020-01-10T10:03:00+00:00By

New incentive systems take into account more than just a researcher’s publication history

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The benefits of science communication on social media

2019-12-11T09:32:00+00:00By Martina Hestericová

How finding an online community reignited a passion for chemistry

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Undergraduates in their element

2019-12-06T15:11:00+00:00By

Harnessing the history of tungsten to engage school students with the periodic table

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Working with a top scientist gives a junior researcher a boost that lasts a lifetime

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

Co-authoring with someone outstanding in their field increases the chance that a young scientist will become a leader too

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An image showing a group of students in front of a sculpture representing a tungsten atom

Undergraduates in their element

Harnessing the history of tungsten to engage school students with the periodic table

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Developing colour-changing technologies

Lauren Bowker and Louise Anderson of The Unseen explain how they’re fusing materials chemistry and art

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Results of the 2019 Pay and Reward Survey

Salaries have increased in line with inflation, and while the gender pay gap persists, it is at its lowest-ever level

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When was it best to be a chemist?

How chemists’ pay has changed over the past 100 years