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City-dwellers have higher trust in science than country folk


Half of urban and suburban residents in the US have high confidence in scientists compared to roughly a third of people in rural areas

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From philanthropy to sustainability


Corporate Social Responsibility in the pharmaceutical and chemical industries is changing

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Two Arkansas chemistry professors charged with manufacturing methamphetamine


Henderson State University researchers arrested after lab discovery now face 40 years to life in prison

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Worldwide survey of PhD students reveals bullying, discrimination and anxiety


A fifth of PhDs report bullying and a third have sought help for anxiety or depression

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European commission gives green light to first Ebola vaccine


Drug shown to be effective and safe following clinical trials involving 16,000 people

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Carbon Cycle’s gypsum purification process cleans up radioactive fertiliser waste


The patented process could prevent environmental damage and provide a new source of gypsum and rare-earth metals

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Chemists stage walk-out over lack of support in North Macedonia


Calls for more funding to equip labs and hire research students and staff at top chemistry institute

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Dearth of vital microplastics research on North American fisheries


Most microplastic studies on commercially-important fishery species come from Europe, Asia and South America

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Odd 'entropic bonds' akin to chemical ones can form between nanoparticles


Simulations finds that ’bonding’ can occur in the absence of any electronic interaction

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Positron dihalides join exotic group of molecules that combine matter and antimatter


Theoretical evidence that positronic covalent bonds between halide anions would be energetically stable

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Flexible glass paves the way for virtually unbreakable smartphone screens


Aluminium oxide films could find use in flexible electronics and durable batteries if manufacturing problems can be overcome

In depth

  • Brexit uncertainty leaves science under threat as general election looms

  • Gargantuan clean-up effort after Novichok nerve agent poisoning laid bare

  • The rise of venture philanthropy

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

  • Industry delves into the digital toolbox

  • How can we tackle fake science news?

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

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


Reclaiming fuel from air

2019-11-13T09:29:00+00:00By Eric Johnson

The companies trying to capture atmospheric carbon and transform it to hydrocarbons using green energy

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Swipe right to help in the fight against Huntington’s disease


Citizen science project improves understanding of protein misfolding disorders like Huntington’s and Alzheimer’s diseases