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Derek Lowe

0317CW - In The Pipeline

Outlines of ignorance


There’s a lot about chemistry that we just don’t understand very well yet

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Drug regulation is a burden worth bearing


Calls to break down regulatory barriers show a misunderstanding of the industry

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Question what you 'know'


Challenging unconscious bias can be fruitful in research

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How much does fashion influence chemists?


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

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Philip Ball

0317CW - The Crucible

Polymer amphiphiles could help reveal the origins of life


Spontaneous shapes and reactions to light may explain how protocells form

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Science communication in the post-truth era


Do popular science articles make the public overconfident about their own expertise?

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Should we allow 'genetic vaccination' with Crispr?


Gene editing could wipe out diseases such as AIDS – but the risks can’t be ignored

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Solving the riddle of the glowing stones


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

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Food, glorious food

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Why pain is part of making food delicious


The reason we love eating irritants like chillis and ginger

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Why science says you should brine your Christmas turkey


Unlock the flavour hidden in your roast with this delicious recipe

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