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Watching molecular movies

9 February 2018By Rachel Brazil

Rachel Brazil goes behind the scenes of molecular film sets

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Handheld spectrometers

2 February 2018By

Andy Extance discovers how portable infrared absorption and Raman scattering analysis tools are inspiring new uses – even within people’s homes

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Chemistry beyond Moore's Law

26 January 2018By

Can anything replace the silicon in our mobile phones and laptops? The hunt is on, reports Hayley Bennett

Jupiter's tumultuous atmosphere

Life on other planets

19 January 2018By

A series of missions to the moons of Jupiter and Saturn has revealed their potential to harbour life. Nina Notman looks to the skies

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Carolyn Bertozzi

12 January 2018By

One-time heavy rocker Carolyn Bertozzi has made a name for herself with hit papers and sound science. Sarah Houlton charts her path to success

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Can we control reactions with electric fields?

9 January 2018By Josh Howgego

Think beyond the hot plate and stirrer – the consequences could be revolutionary, says Joshua Howgego

Plants' bacterial zoos

The plant microbiome

4 January 2018By

The key to healthy plants is healthy microbiomes. Anthony King meets the crop scientists hoping to boost yields by managing microorganisms

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Illuminating manuscript treasures

13 December 2017By Rachel Brazil

Rachel Brazil takes a look at the Fitzwilliam Museum’s illuminated manuscripts and learns their scientific stories

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India's exam cheats

17 January 2018By Rajesh Parishwad

The national shame destroying a country’s scientific future

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Meet the resistance

13 December 2017By Rachel Brazil

The scientists taking a stand against politics they oppose

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India's science start-ups

11 November 2017By Rajesh Parishwad

A growing community of entrepreneurs are overcoming cultural and infrastructure barriers to commercialise their research

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