In profile

  • John Hartwig: ‘There’s a lot of distrust of science’

  • Donna Blackmond: ‘I often get my best ideas in the middle of the night’

  • Alán Aspuru-Guzik: 'Science is at a crossroads'

  • Margaret Brimble: 'Spiroketals are my favourite molecules'

  • Fraser Stoddart: 'Even when I'm sleeping, I average 40mph'

  • Cathleen Crudden: 'I played clarinet for the Pope'

  • Omar Yaghi: 'MOFs are the most beautiful compounds ever made'

  • ‘I taught my local restaurant how to make noodles’

  • Maki Kawai: 'Researchers in Japan should speak English'

  • 'I used to have a golden Rolls Royce...'

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Women in Their Element: Selected Women’s Contributions To The Periodic System

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The book’s 38 essays highlight women’s contributions to chemistry, ranging from well-known accounts to stories rarely told

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Gender diversity quotas to be introduced for Royal Society of Chemistry events

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A third of speakers and chairs at conferences funded by the society will have to be women in 2020

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Results of the 2019 Pay and Reward Survey

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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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Fixed retirement may not fix diversity issues

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The reasoning behind forcing older academics to retire is problematic

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Design of experiments

Quizzes and resources to help you to become better at designing experiments. Created in partnership with JMP

Ethics

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Sanctions imposed by research agency on Duke University lifted

University has met all commitments in plan agreed with National Institutes of Health

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Senior Chinese research integrity official investigated for academic fraud

More than 60 papers co-authored by Xuetao Cao have been flagged on PubPeer for problematic images

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Image manipulation allegations hit Indian toxicology institute

Investigation launched after images in as many as 130 papers questioned

Safety

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Sanctions imposed by research agency on Duke University lifted

University has met all commitments in plan agreed with National Institutes of Health

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On the spot: fiery solution

How would you fight a solvent fire in your fumehood?

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On the spot: pocketful of trouble

What would you do if you found a mystery substance in your lab coat pocket?

On the spot

  • On the spot: fiery solution

  • On the spot: pocketful of trouble

  • On the spot: tyre fire

  • On the spot: nitrous injection