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EU sets goal of tackling pharmaceutical pollution in the environment

15 March 2019

Commission identifies six areas to take action on

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New record set for the world’s smallest periodic table

14 March 2019

Table less than one fortieth the area of previous record holder is a gift for element maker Yuri Oganessian

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Leading geneticists call for worldwide moratorium on creation of gene-edited children

13 March 2019

Five-year pause would give nations breathing space following the birth of the first genetically-modified children in November

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Science would suffer under Trump’s 2020 budget

12 March 2019

White House budget proposal would deliver significant blow to US research, but Congress is expected to intervene

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Adding CBD to everything from soft drinks to cakes prompt warnings

12 March 2019

US authorities start to take action on cannabidiol additives

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UK universities need more female professors, says science minister

12 March 2019

Chris Skidmore calls on universities to take action on gender balance

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High levels of impostor syndrome found in female academics

11 March 2019

Feelings of self-doubt and being a fraud rise well above the rate of the general population

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Power-hungry Tesla picks up supercapacitor maker

11 March 2019

Maxwell Technologies deal highlights potential for supercapacitors in electric vehicles and beyond

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  • Gene-editing put in the spotlight

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University of California terminates contract with Elsevier over journal costs and open access

5 March 2019By

University responsible for publishing 10% of US research takes stand that will cut researchers off from many journals

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Science community rallies round to help St Andrews teams hit by fire

5 March 2019By

University is optimistic that the damage was not too serious but the biomedical sciences building isn’t expected to fully reopen for a year