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CDC scientist George Luber seeking whistleblower protection

22 August 2019

Former head of the Centre’s climate and health programme claims he was targeted for speaking out about climate change

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Concerns raised over ‘regrettable’ BPA substitutions

21 August 2019

Research indicates chemicals used as alternatives to bisphenol A in polycarbonate plastics and epoxy resins aren’t always safer

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Call to address e-waste ‘stockpile’

21 August 2019

Royal Society of Chemistry backs recycling drive to recover endangered elements from old electronic devices

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Data manipulation casts shadows on Novartis gene therapy

20 August 2019

Manufacturing problems with other new medicines highlight difficulty of developing advanced treatments

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Australian basic research squeezed as R&D to fall to lowest level for decades

16 August 2019

Researchers call for end of benign neglect for science as funding predicted to fall to 40-year low

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PCR inventor Kary Mullis dies aged 74

13 August 2019

Mullis shared the 1993 chemistry Nobel prize with Michael Smith

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Crispr pioneer among University of California researchers boycotting Elsevier

12 August 2019

Open letter to the journal publisher withholding editorial work has been signed by 31 members of the university

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Research would be a ‘casualty’ if English higher education review acted on, Lords warn

12 August 2019

Many other areas could suffer too including student lab practicals and infrastructure maintenance

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Wood microfluidics carve out a niche

23 August 2019

Teflon-coated wood devices perform as well as plastic equivalents but face some challenges before they can realise their clinical and sustainable potential

In depth

  • Enhancing solvents' sustainability

  • Curbing industry’s carbon emissions

  • Female scientists’ pages keep disappearing from Wikipedia – what’s going on?

  • Industry adopts quantum computing, qubit by qubit

  • Emerging from the US opioid crisis

  • Elements of green chemistry

  • Does the higher education review augur well for universities?

  • Closing time?