In profile

  • ‘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...'

  • Helen Sharman: 'I remember the last view I had of the Earth...'

  • 'I feel like a chemical Peter Pan'

  • Malika Jeffries-EL: Pineapple does not belong on pizza!

  • 'Beyoncé's assistant helped me star on The Big Bang Theory...'

  • In situ with Tomas Lindahl

  • Kurt Wüthrich: Nobel prize-winning footballer

  • 'You'd be surprised about my taste in music!'

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Invisible Women: Exposing Data Bias in a World Designed for Men


Philippa Matthews reviews Caroline Criado Perez’s new book

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Making a meme of it


Shared cultural knowledge can be both boon and bondage

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Half of Britons wish they’d pursued a career in science


Survey finds that many don’t think they are clever enough to work in a Stem field

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Mind the funding gap


Understanding science’s diversity problem is the first step to fixing it 

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Test your knowledge

We have teamed up with JMP to develop a series of quizzes, testing your knowledge of experimental design and statistics

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Think you know about experimentation?

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US university agrees $112.5 million settlement in misconduct lawsuit

Alleged falsification of data has already led to 17 retractions

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Leading geneticists call for worldwide moratorium on creation of gene-edited children

Five-year pause would give nations breathing space following the birth of the first genetically-modified children in November

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Should I help make fullerenes if people are going to eat them?

The ethics of getting involved in products with unproven claims


On the spot keyboard contamination

On the spot: keyboard contamination

What would you do if your hands are red and itchy after returning from the lab?

Olive oil


How an early synthetic dye chemical came to play a role in a mysterious disease outbreak in 1980s Spain

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Lab safety challenges persist 10 years after Sheri Sangji’s death

Survey reveals that safety is taken seriously at top US universities but worrying gaps still remain

On the spot

  • On the spot: keyboard contamination

  • On the spot: corrosive collapse

  • On the spot: warming fire

  • On the spot: a question of authorship