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Derek Lowe

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Outlines of ignorance

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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

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

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Question what you 'know'

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Challenging unconscious bias can be fruitful in research

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How much does fashion influence chemists?

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

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Philip Ball

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Polymer amphiphiles could help reveal the origins of life

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Spontaneous shapes and reactions to light may explain how protocells form

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Science communication in the post-truth era

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

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Should we allow 'genetic vaccination' with Crispr?

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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

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

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Why pain is part of making food delicious

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The reason we love eating irritants like chillis and ginger

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Why science says you should brine your Christmas turkey

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Unlock the flavour hidden in your roast with this delicious recipe

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