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  • 'We all want to be The Dude'

  • 'I was hesitant to use creativity in science'

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Diversity and opportunity

Gender Gap with men on one side of abyss and woman on the other

Wellcome Trust publishes gender pay gap

12 February 2018By

Women working at the charity earn 20% less than men on average

Cordelia Fine – Testosterone rex

Testosterone rex: unmaking the myths of our gendered minds

2 February 2018By

Katrina Krämer discovers the flawed science underpinning our attitudes to men and women

Gender pay gap conceptual illustration - Original

It’s getting worse for women in STEM

29 January 2018By

Pay, satisfaction and opportunities are lacking

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Puzzles

Matt Gunther filling out the Chemistry World crossword

February 2018 puzzles

29 January 2018

Download the puzzles from the February print issue of Chemistry World

Ethics

Misconduct

Anonymous survey sheds light on research misconduct

Most academic and industrial scientists polled had either committed or witnessed unethical practices

Anthony Warner – The Angry Chef

Book Club - The angry chef

Do you crave a bigger slice of science in your dietary advice? Anthony Warner gets angry about bad science in the food sector

Cover of A Crack in Creation by Jennifer Doudna & Sam Sternberg

Book Club - A crack in creation

The development of Crispr, and the ethical questions raised by new genome editing techniques

Safety

fire

Chemical plants urged to revise emergency plans

US chemical safety agency says the Arkema disaster caused by Hurricane Harvey should serve as a warning to other companies

illustration of a nanotube

New guidelines to standardise toxicity testing for nanomaterials

OECD hopes methods will ensure companies are singing from same song sheet on nanosafety

A photograph of a skull on a beach

A dangerous guide to beachcombing

What not to touch at the seaside

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