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Queen’s speech reveals new research agency planned for UK


Government plans transformative research body based on US’s Arpa to deliver new technologies

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Nitrosamine contamination withdrawals spread to new drugs


After ranitidine recalls, EU regulators instruct companies to review all their products for potential impurities

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Science now being undermined by US government on an almost weekly basis


Bipartisan report says that abuse of government science has reached record levels

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In a surprising twist it’s postdocs, not supervisors, who are responsible for PhDs’ research skills


Study tracked 336 graduate students for four years examining written work

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Why have lithium–ion batteries just won the chemistry Nobel prize?


The 2019 Nobel prize was awarded to pioneers of rechargeable battery tech – here’s what you need to know

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Chemistry Nobel prize ‘finally’ goes to developers of lithium-ion batteries


John Goodenough, Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino rewarded for revolutionising the storage of energy and helping to usher in the microelectronics age

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Live blog: lithium-ion batteries take the 2019 chemistry Nobel prize


Join us for all the latest news, views and developments on this year’s top chemistry prize

Winners of 2019 Nobel prize in physiology or medicine

Medicine Nobel prize rewards discovery of cells’ oxygen sensing machinery


William Kaelin, Peter Ratcliffe and Gregg Semenza win prize for unravelling how cells sense and adapt to the life-sustaining gas

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Three centres, two electrons, but how many bonds?


Tweaking Lewis structures allows for a simplified and clearer representation of electron-deficient molecules

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Secret of super-tough scales of giant Amazonian fish uncovered


Spiral-staircase structure prevents the scales being penetrated by piranhas

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Sewage sampling reveals how rich and poor live


Richer citizens taste for alcohol and poorer ones higher rates of prescription drug use revealed

In depth

  • The rise of venture philanthropy

  • Fact checkers take up the fight against fake science on Facebook

  • Industry delves into the digital toolbox

  • Enhancing solvents' sustainability

  • Curbing industry’s carbon emissions

  • Queen’s speech reveals new research agency planned for UK

  • Live blog: lithium-ion batteries take the 2019 chemistry Nobel prize

  • The data behind the Nobel prizes

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Fact checkers take up the fight against fake science on Facebook


Facebook teams up with fact checkers to tackle its science misinformation problem – but is it working?

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Leaking filter caused deadly explosion at US plant


Blast that killed one and injured 30 others at a KMCO facility in Texas was caused by hole in pipe component