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  • Cornell chemical museum
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    Elemental exhibits

    2015-06-26T00:00:00Z

    Now forgotten but for a few dusty displays in foyers, chemical museums were once important teaching facilities in chemistry departments across the world, as Peter Morris discovers

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    Graphene beyond the hype

    2015-06-19T00:00:00Z

    For the past 10 years, graphene has popped up in many headlines. Emma Stoye looks at whether current progress matches up to the promises

  • Ray Fisher
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    The peak of success

    2015-06-10T00:00:00Z

    Our 2015 entrepreneur of the year is Ray Fisher of Peakdale Molecular

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    Pharma goes hi-tech

    2015-06-05T00:00:00Z

    Technology and telecommunications have the potential to revolutionise healthcare, as Anthony King reports

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    Fighting food fraud

    2015-05-29T00:00:00Z

    After recent food scandals, analytical chemistry is more in demand than ever to reassure consumers, as Sarah Houlton discovers

  • hands holding coal
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    Capturing carbon

    2015-05-22T00:00:00Z

    Andy Extance finds uncertainty over efforts to capture and store CO2 from power generation

  • chemistry set christmas present
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    All set for chemistry

    2015-05-15T00:00:00Z

    Chemistry sets through the years have both weathered and reflected many changes in science and society, as Philip Ball discovers

  • leaves and sugar
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    Natural non-caloric sweeteners

    2015-05-08T00:00:00Z

    Food companies are starting to switch from synthetic to natural sugar substitutes, Rachel Brazil reports

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    Imaging the future

    2015-04-24T00:00:00Z

    Doctors and pharmaceutical companies are beginning to open their eyes to the power of mass spectrometry imaging, finds Nina Notman

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    Crossing the valley of death

    2015-04-17T00:00:00Z

    Katrina Krämer examines efforts to bridge the gap between university research and commercial products

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    Big problems with little particles?

    2015-04-09T00:00:00Z

    There is a risk that poor toxicology studies could start undermining the success of nanomaterials, reports Elinor Hughes

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    Is all matter made of just one element?

    2015-04-02T00:00:00Z

    William Prout’s answer to this perennial question launched two centuries of controversy. Mike Sutton reports

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    Combating rare diseases

    2015-03-26T00:00:00Z

    Developing drugs for treating rare diseases isn’t always financially viable. Clare Sansom looks at some recent success stories

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    It's a bloody business

    2015-03-19T00:00:00Z

    Determining the role drugs and poisons may have played in death is the responsibility of forensic toxicologists. Nina Notman reports

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    A whiff of contention

    2015-03-12T00:00:00Z

    Efforts to predict a molecule’s scent and to build artificial noses are progressing despite a lack of knowledge and disagreements within the olfactory community, finds Andy Extance

  • Alchemist at work by Mattheus van Helmont
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    Alchemy on the page

    2015-03-05T00:00:00Z

    Books used by alchemists offer insights into the relationship between these early chemists and their texts. Philip Ball investigates

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    Learning from the masters

    2015-03-02T00:00:00Z

    By unpicking how cephalopods change their looks to match their environment, researchers are aiming to reverse-engineer a host of novel materials. Emma Davies reports

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    The enzyme hunters

    2015-02-27T00:00:00Z

    Novozymes is scouring the world for enzymes that make industrial processes more sustainable, as Mark Peplow discovers

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    From screen to cell

    2015-02-24T00:00:00Z

    Nina Notman finds out how liquid crystals are moving into the biotechnology and pharmaceutical toolbox

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    Conduct and misconduct

    2015-02-19T00:00:00Z

    After high profile hoaxes, the scientific community is looking to ensure that researchers maintain high standards of research integrity. Bea Perks reports