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Nobel chemists are late-bloomers when you compare them with other laureates

Analysis reveals chemistry laureates perform their cutting edge work later in their careers

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Manfred Eigen, pioneer of study of exceptionally fast chemical reactions, dies aged 91

Eigen was instrumental in the development of a method to probe reactions using pulses of energy

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What elements are on your bucket list?

Why chemists want to work with everything on the periodic table

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Does the periodic table make more sense upside down?

UK researchers argue an inverted table works better for students

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Hopes raised of a ‘super-table’ to end periodic table disputes

Mathematical analysis could help answer where hydrogen or lanthanum should sit on the table

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'It blows my mind I get to use these facilities'

Element discoverer Dawn Shaughnessy on big science, future generations and Star Wars

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What is an element?

Our understanding of what an element is has evolved over the years, but it’s still a tricky concept to nail down. Philip Ball investigates

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