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Seebeck’s couples

2020-07-31T13:27:00+01:00By

Accurate temperature measurements from an often misunderstood instrument

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Questioning European policy on alkyl mesylate impurities

2020-07-30T13:39:00+01:00By

Policies based on false hypotheses can persist in spite of overwhelming contradictory data

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Rewriting the narratives surrounding radical transformations

2020-07-30T08:52:00+01:00By

Don’t let tired clichés get in the way of selective and sustainable chemistry

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Letters: August 2020

2020-07-29T13:31:00+01:00By Chemistry World

Readers share views on the coding crisis and meritocracy, and reminisce about a hazardous career

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How human is science?

2020-07-29T09:20:00+01:00By

Technology is changing our subject, and ourselves

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Monitoring climate change through sensors in surfboards

2020-07-28T08:39:00+01:00By

The Smartfin project takes advantage of the time surfers spend in the ocean

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Organic matter

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Translating snail venom research from beach to bench and beyond

Meet Mandë Holford, an interdisciplinary scientist following tangents that arise when exploring the molecular-level workings of venom peptides

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How the products of fire control the formation of snow

Nadine Borduas-Dedekind brings an organic chemist’s arrow-pushing insight to reactions in the atmosphere

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Beautiful molecules ring up with a purpose

How Stephen Goldup used his experience in organic synthesis to find a supramolecular niche

From the editors

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Letters: August 2020

Readers share views on the coding crisis and meritocracy, and reminisce about a hazardous career

  • Questioning European policy on alkyl mesylate impurities

  • Rewriting the narratives surrounding radical transformations

  • Collaboration is key to AI-aided drug discovery

  • Addressing the plastics problem

  • Inside Flint’s water crisis

  • Why diversity and inclusion at conferences matter