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    High hopes

    2015-02-03T00:00:00Z

    Cannabinoids are finally coming out of the shadows and onto the shelves of pharmacies around the globe. Rachel Brazil reports

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    India’s chemistry challenges

    2015-02-03T00:00:00Z

    India’s climate, its vast population and extremely rapid development make it host to a unique set of challenges. Sanjay Kumar finds out how Indian chemists are developing home-grown solutions

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    The green molecule

    2015-02-02T00:00:00Z

    From the observation that plants replenish oxygen in the air to artificial photosynthesis for making liquid fuel, Mike Sutton tells the story of the chemists fascinated by chlorophyll

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    Explosive chemistry

    2015-01-29T00:00:00Z

    The Forensic Explosives Laboratory supports police investigations into unlawful use of explosives. Philip Robinson reports from Fort Halstead

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    DNA gets with the program

    2015-01-27T00:00:00Z

    Molecular computing systems could improve disease diagnosis – and even hack living cells, finds Andy Extance

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    Mapping the mosquito

    2015-01-08T00:00:00Z

    Uncovering how mosquitoes sniff out their human victims may lead to new tools to conquer malaria and dengue fever. Emma Davies reports

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    Flowing rivers of mercury

    2015-01-07T00:00:00Z

    Philip Ball investigates claims that the burial chamber of China’s first emperor contains rivers of shimmering mercury

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    Engineering the climate

    2015-01-06T00:00:00Z

    Could technologies that modify the Earth’s climate control systems help us limit global temperature rises? Nina Notman investigates

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    Goodenough rules

    2014-12-23T00:00:00Z

    Bea Perks profiles a veteran scientist whose fundamental and applied research continues to shape the world we live in

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    Fermenting ideas

    2014-12-10T00:00:00Z

    21st century cider owes a lot to modern knowhow in managing fermentation and balancing flavour. Andy Extance immerses himself in the science of scrumpy

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    Boom!

    2014-12-04T00:00:00Z

    High-energy compounds are needed to create more powerful and safer explosives. Sarah Houlton dons her hard hat to investigate

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    Let the molecules do the talking

    2014-12-02T00:00:00Z

    Using molecules rather than electronics or optics to send messages sounds far-fetched, but it’s common in nature. Nina Notman dials up some compounds and investigates

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    Cleaning up after Fukushima

    2014-11-27T00:00:00Z

    Chemistry is playing a vital role in helping remove radioactive material from the environment after the 2011 disaster. Clare Sansom reports

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    From oil to chemicals

    2014-10-29T00:00:00Z

    After decades of exporting oil, Saudi Arabia is looking to increase its capacity to produce chemicals. Emma Davies reports

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    Harvesting heat

    2014-10-27T00:00:00Z

    Philip Ball looks at the thermoelectric materials that harness waste heat and turn it into useful energy

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    Microbial miners

    2014-10-24T00:00:00Z

    Jon Evans discovers the microbes hard at work on our behalf, extracting valuable metals from low-grade ore

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    The resolution revolution

    2014-10-23T00:00:00Z

    Super-resolution fluorescence microscopy earned three of its creators a Nobel prize this year. Emma Stoye focuses in on their story

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    Better cleaning through chemistry

    2014-10-01T00:00:00Z

    Chemistry World’s competition winner, Tessa Fiorini, investigates the complexities and chemistries behind seemingly simple products

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    Transparency measures forced on pharma

    2014-09-30T00:00:00Z

    Previous misdemeanours are compelling the pharmaceutical industry to be more open with financial information and clinical data, writes Nuala Moran

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    Pepping up antibiotics

    2014-09-29T00:00:00Z

    Industry and academia are turning to antimicrobial peptides to find new antibiotics, Andy Extance discovers