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Chemistry prof sues for $20m over alleged gender discrimination

11 December 2018

University of Arizona chemistry professor launches class action lawsuit, says she and other female faculty were grossly underpaid, not promoted

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Chemistry professor receives respite from US deportation threat

11 December 2018

Bangladeshi chemistry professor who has lived in the US for decades won’t have court hearing until April 2022

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Pharmaceuticals roundup 2018

10 December 2018

Merger deals, product approvals and infrastructure changes have been overshadowed by political uncertainty, in Europe and around the world

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Database seeking to help to diversify chemistry gathers pace

7 December 2018

More than 230 academic chemists who self-report as minorities have signed up and the website has inspired industry copycats

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Bayer to cut 12000 jobs

6 December 2018

As it integrates Monsanto businesses, Bayer will eliminate around 10% of its global workforce

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Catalyst predictor shows drug manufacturing promise

11 December 2018

Joint industrial–academic team develops and validates force-field tool for identifying ligands for enantioselective catalysis


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  • Cleaning up clinical trials

  • Leave the country or leave the job: the hard choice facing young Spanish researchers

  • Ultracold molecules are poised to unearth chemistry’s foundations

  • Building resilience to climate threats

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The hot topics in chemistry after six years of Critical Point


In his final column, Mark Peplow gives his verdict on careers, collaboration and public engagement

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Evidence in the fake news era


Independent scientific advice is about to collide with partisan politics


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