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Elsevier signs its first ever ‘read and publish’ open access deal with Norway

26 April 2019

Agreement will see research published by Norwegian academics immediately free to read

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Pilot malaria vaccination programme begins in Malawi

25 April 2019

Mosquirix vaccine will be rolled out in Ghana and Kenya next week

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New US asbestos rule criticised as outright ban on the carcinogen ditched

25 April 2019

Environment agency issues policy that requires companies to seek approval for discontinued uses of the material

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Japanese professor could face prison after teaching students to make MDMA

24 April 2019

Matsuyama University pharmaceutical researcher could be jailed for up to 10 years

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Chemistry conferences look to become more family-friendly

24 April 2019

Childcare services and dedicated family spaces help remove the stigma around caregivers attending scientific meetings

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New Zealand university tops global impact ranking

23 April 2019

University of Auckland leads list of 450 institutions supporting health, equality and other UN sustainable development goals

HMS Vanguard

How do you scrap a nuclear submarine?

22 April 2019

The UK is facing a £7.5 billion bill to dismantle its 20 defunct vessels

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Fears for Brazilian science amid federal funding freeze

18 April 2019

Scientists braced for fallout of Bolsonaro’s budget cuts

In depth

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  • Window of opportunity to deal with harmful chemicals closing, UN warns

  • Nurturing the next biotech generation

  • What might Brexit mean for industry?

  • Tragedy of the Commons?

  • Climate of change?

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Throw-away culture

17 April 2019By

Single-use bioreactors are transforming bio-manufacturing processes

A picture of the Chemistry Department of Bangor University in Winter

Bangor University confirms chemistry department closure

16 April 2019By

Move to save university more than £1.4 million over three years dispenses with only chemistry degree that can be partly taken in Welsh