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Chemistry graduate student gets seven years for poisoning co-worker

13 December 2018

Chinese PhD student spiked colleague’s food and water with carcinogen

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UK forensic lab misconduct results in dozens of convictions being overturned

13 December 2018

Data manipulation at Randox Testing has led to 40 drug-driving convictions being quashed after samples were retested

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White House education plan aims to increase diversity in Stem subjects

12 December 2018

Strategy to recruiting more underrepresented minorities gets positive reception

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Chemistry prof sues for $20m over alleged gender discrimination

11 December 2018

University of Arizona chemistry professor launches class action lawsuit, says she and other female faculty were grossly underpaid, not promoted

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Chemistry professor receives respite from US deportation threat

11 December 2018

Bangladeshi chemistry professor who has lived in the US for decades won’t have court hearing until April 2022

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Database seeking to help to diversify chemistry gathers pace

7 December 2018

More than 230 academic chemists who self-report as minorities have signed up and the website has inspired industry copycats

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Bayer to cut 12000 jobs

6 December 2018

As it integrates Monsanto businesses, Bayer will eliminate around 10% of its global workforce

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UK appoints new minister for universities and science

5 December 2018

Chris Skidmore will replace Sam Gyimah after protest resignation

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Dispute over reaction prediction puts machine learning’s pitfalls in spotlight

18 December 2018

Two research teams’ argument over a reaction-predicting algorithm show that there is still a lot to understand when applying machine learning to chemistry

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