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Urban air pollution

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Nina Notman meets the chemists breathing fresh air into urban air pollution research

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New opioid drugs

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Creating powerful new painkillers is a constant battle against side-effects – particularly addictions. James Mitchell Crow reports

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Explainer: The chemistry of farts

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We usually see flatulence as funny or embarrassing – but its chemistry is intimately entwined with our health

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Lab automation

20 December 2016By Anthony King

Automated tools can take the drudgery out of routine lab work, Anthony King reports

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Intracellular delivery

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Peptides, proteins and lipids that can enter cells and take useful payloads with them are moving towards maturity, finds Andy Extance

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The chemistry in your cuppa

5 December 2016By Katrina Megget

Katrina Megget finds there’s more to tea than just a great brew – it’s also chemically complex

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What it takes to make a new element

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Yuri Oganessian tells us how nihonium, moscovium, tennessine and oganesson were made

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Could artificial meat save the planet?

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As meat production becomes unsustainable, Dinsa Sachan investigates the new industry of meat substitutes

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Time to lose chemistry’s subdisciplines?

16 January 2017By Rachel Brazil

Organic, inorganic and physical – do they mean anything in modern chemistry?


How to build a group website

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Does it pay to be quirky? Our judges review different approaches to sharing your research online

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Catching up with AstraZeneca's graduate programme

20 December 2016By

Three years on, Manisha Lalloo revisits the pharma giant’s training scheme

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