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No quick fix for declining degree applications

2020-01-24T15:05:00+00:00By

A complex network of educational influences underlies why fewer students want to study chemistry at university

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Hales’ pneumatic trough

2020-01-24T10:06:00+00:00By

The curate who ministered to pneumatic chemistry

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Science can’t fix Whitehall on its own

2020-01-21T14:30:00+00:00By

There seems to be a genuine effort to put science at the heart of the UK’s government but this comes with risks as well as rewards

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Reviewing performance reviews

2020-01-21T14:27:00+00:00By

Assessing the value of researchers’ work is hard, but there are some easy ideas to avoid

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Krzysztof Matyjaszewski: 'In science, one needs to have a vision'

2020-01-17T14:59:00+00:00By

The polymerisation guru on taking work on honeymoon, the softest snow in the States and his favourite restaurant

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A day in the lab

2020-01-17T09:40:00+00:00By

Even working at the cutting edge can sometimes feel like a drag

Last retort

Organic matter

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Structuring a crystallographic database

Matt Lightfoot on navigating a career around the Cambridge Structural Database

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Cleaning up misinterpreted forensic evidence

Ruth Morgan is on the case of incorrect court rulings

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Harnessing plants and microbes to tackle environmental pollution

Eucharia Nwaichi is using biochemistry to clean up one of the most polluted places on Earth

From the editors

  • Lessons from flow chemistry

  • (When) will we go to the moon again?

  • Misconduct investigators, show your work

  • Do you know about C–H‧‧‧O?

  • Taking the k out of kinetics

  • The criteria for discovering a new element