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Trump’s election sparks anxiety among scientists

Research community fears a Trump presidency will harm US science, but the biotech and pharma industry are more upbeat

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Explainer: How a new element gets its name


Now that the names of the last four elements of the seventh row of the periodic table have been confirmed, we look at the how they got them

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Explainer: The chemistry of autumn


Pigments, hormones and enzymes – find out the secret chemistry behind the wonders of autumn

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