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Science community holds its breath as US election looms

2020-08-13T11:30:00+01:00

The election is a high stakes affair for university researchers and science advocates, who overwhelmingly back Biden

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Recalibration is the biggest shake-up in the carbon dating world for seven years

2020-08-12T16:00:00+01:00

Overhaul will improve accuracy and push back how far samples can be dated by 5000 years

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EPA settles Gold King mine disaster five years later

2020-08-12T13:36:00+01:00

Utah state will receive $220 million as part of settlement over 2015 accident that spilled toxic waste into waterways

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UK chemistry pipeline loses almost all of its Black, Asian and other ethnic minority chemists after undergraduate studies

2020-08-10T16:56:00+01:00

Black students are only one quarter as likely to study for a PhD than their white counterparts

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Questions surround deadly Beirut blast

2020-08-07T13:24:00+01:00

Ammonium nitrate explosion that killed at least 135 appears to have been caused by poorly-stored cargo from an abandoned vessel

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Blow to open access Plan S as European Research Council withdraws

2020-08-07T08:30:00+01:00

Disagreements over hybrid publishing caused research funder to part ways with coalition

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Paracetamol, ibuprofen and other painkillers may harm those suffering from chronic pain

2020-08-06T08:36:00+01:00

Opioids and benzodiazepines should also be avoided in favour of non-drug therapies for treating chronic pain, recommends UK clinical practice body

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Research excellence framework resumes after four month hiatus

2020-08-05T13:28:00+01:00

New timetable and guidance released following coronavirus shut down

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Levitating ring flame’s burning secrets revealed

2020-08-13T13:41:00+01:00

Blue whirl could offer a soot-free way to burn oil spills – if it can be scaled up

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Superfluid helium nanoreactor takes single atom catalysis understanding to the next level

2020-08-13T08:58:00+01:00

Gold alters bond energies to catalyse dissociation reaction

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Mass spectrometry and augmented reality guide tumour removal in real time

2020-08-12T09:32:00+01:00

Colour pixels help surgeons differentiate between cancerous and healthy tissue

In depth

  • Encouraging signs from initial Covid-19 vaccine trials

  • Chemistry departments across the UK tackle herculean task of reopening

  • Scrambling and gambling to scale up Covid-19 medicines

  • This little Crispr went to market

  • Covid-19 wreaks havoc on US universities leaving their finances in disarray

  • Making the right call on dexamethasone

  • A long road ahead