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Derek Lowe

In The Pipeline - Catwalk

How much does fashion influence chemists?


Is that new reaction the next Nobel-worthy breakthrough, or just a flash in the pan?

Chemical pathway

Putting chemistry back in biology


The chemical nature of biomolecular interactions can no longer be ignored

Chemical containers in warehouse

Slimmer synthesis


Atom economy is a noble aim, but there are other routes to efficient molecule making

The Grim Reaper

Don’t fear the Crispr


Does simple gene-editing mean the end of traditional medicinal chemistry? Probably not

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Philip Ball

Florite crashing over barite

Solving the riddle of the glowing stones


The mysterious luminescence of the Bologna Stone was the wonder of the 17th century

Breaking the connection - conceptual illustration

Time to revolt against impact factors


Perverse incentives hurt science – the top universities need to fight back

Frankenstein illustration - Index

How Frankenstein left chemistry with a monstrous reputation


Shelley’s masterpiece was inspired by the cutting-edge science of her time

Nutrition Label

General dietary advice should be taken with a pinch of salt


We must move away from labeling foods as universally good or bad and start talking about dose

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Food, glorious food


How chefs scale up dishes without sacrificing taste


Tips to make a pavolva that can feed 600 guests this Christmas

Bubbles in champagne

Why bubbles transform our meals


Manipulating gases can improve baking and create fizzy treats

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