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Electrochemistry on an industrial scale

2020-11-25T14:33:00+00:00By

Sizzling temperatures and millions of tons

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Vaccines on track

2020-11-25T09:28:00+00:00By

Early data provide hope of several effective options

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Baking – it’s a chemistry thing

2020-11-23T13:59:00+00:00By

Anyone can bake, but can everyone do chemistry?

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Decolonising my mind

2020-11-18T09:42:00+00:00By

A road less trodden in science

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Chemists amid coronavirus: Justin Houseknecht

2020-11-17T15:15:00+00:00By

An organic chemist in the US has used the pandemic to try to spark change in how chemistry is taught at universities

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Pseudoscience moving into the mainstream

2020-11-17T14:02:00+00:00By

Pseudoscience now has more serious consequences than a few bent spoons

Last retort

Organic matter

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Searching for superconductors with supercomputers

What if most materials are superconductors under the right conditions, wonders José Flores-Livas

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Chemists amid coronavirus: Anya Gryn’ova

The computational chemist has returned to her Heidelberg research institute after months of lockdown, and is thankful to be living in Germany

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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

From the editors

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Letters: November 2020

Readers share how they’ve adapted to Covid-19, and muse on AI and the liberating impacts of chemistry

  • Science suffers when the DOJ profiles scientists with ties to China

  • Follow the theory to halt Covid-19

  • Conversations about race

  • The quest to control chemical reactions using interfacial electric fields

  • Neonicotinoids in Africa

  • Questioning European policy on alkyl mesylate impurities