An image showing a fragment of the EPA building outside

US environmental body ditches ban on grantees on advisory panels

2020-07-08T13:30:00+01:00

After several legal defeats, the EPA has backed down on controversial policy

AN image showing the Hull chemical plant

Ineos to buy BP petrochemicals businesses for $5bn

2020-07-07T14:28:00+01:00

Deal covers 14 acetyls and aromatics manufacturing plants and 10 joint ventures

An image showing covid blood samples

Explainer: The science of Covid-19 testing

2020-07-06T13:00:00+01:00

Rapidly-deployed methods are saving lives and easing minds

An image showing a tractor with a sprayer

Bayer commits over $10bn to resolve legacy Monsanto lawsuits

2020-07-06T10:37:00+01:00

Agreement settles about 75% of Roundup-related cases and resolves PCB and dicamba litigation

An image showing a plan

Roadmap plans route out of pandemic purgatory for UK research

2020-07-02T13:54:00+01:00

Ambition applauded by science community but researchers yet to be sold on its substance

An image showing a Brexit network

EU science programme will be hurt by Brexit but will survive

2020-07-02T08:30:00+01:00

Network analysis suggests excellent science pillar of Horizon framework will be hardest hit 

An image showing a passport and visa

Fears that US clampdown on student visas will hamstring nation’s research

2020-07-01T13:30:00+01:00

The country’s universities could suffer if restrictions aren’t eased soon

An image showing code breaking up

Chemistry’s reproducibility crisis that you’ve probably never heard of

2020-07-01T08:45:00+01:00

Legacy issues are posing important questions for scientific software developers

An image showing the home-made setup

Photocatalysis in flow makes carbon bonds from nearly inert natural gases

2020-07-08T13:09:00+01:00

C–H activating methane, ethane and propane in a flow reactor shows that it’s possible to use gaseous hydrocarbons as reagents in organic synthesis

An image showing Nadine Borduas-Dedekind collecting freshly fallen snow

How the products of fire control the formation of snow

2020-07-08T08:28:00+01:00

Nadine Borduas-Dedekind brings an organic chemist’s arrow-pushing insight to reactions in the atmosphere

An image showing a rotaxane

Light-harvesting wheel reinvented by chemists copying bacterium

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

Synthetic mimic of complex at the heart of photosynthesis offers new ways to capture solar energy

In depth

  • 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

  • Taking responsibility for waste

  • Science steps up a gear as struggle to both understand and fight coronavirus intensifies

  • Making the right call on dexamethasone

  • A long road ahead

  • Zhenan Bao: 'We just had to dream big'