A still from the video that won first place in the Nikon Small World in Motion Photomicrography Competition

Beautiful science of small world showcased in video competition

12 October 2018

Zebrafish nervous system development and trippy soap patterns wow judges

A futuristic concept image of a doctor pressing a button on a holographic display

US military wants AI to discover new molecules for it

11 October 2018

Defence research agency launches project to optimise unknown molecule discovery to protect against threats

Thomas A. Steitz

Thomas Steitz, Nobel laureate who unlocked the inner workings of the ribosome dies

11 October 2018

Steitz shared the 2009 chemistry Nobel prize for studies of the structure and function of the ribosome

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UN panel urges global action on fluorinated chemicals

10 October 2018

Stockholm Convention committee concludes that three perfluorinated chemicals demand further action

Integrity illustration

Embattled director of US research integrity office heads to NIH

10 October 2018

Head of Office of Research Integrity won’t return after temporary reassignment and is set to become NIH’s integrity officer


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Female scientist in chemistry lab

There is no one answer to improving diversity


Grassroots initiatives and larger projects are both vital weapons in the battle for equality

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Time to rewrite the textbooks


How science corrects is an important lesson in the classroom


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