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Forensics in crisis

15 June 2018By

High-profile cases of scientific misconduct at forensics labs are upending the legal system and casting doubt on the wider field, Rebecca Trager finds

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The chemistry of synapses

8 June 2018By

Scientists are decoding the brain’s exquisite molecular machinery – but there is still a long way to go, finds Andy Extance

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Oil spill cleanup

1 June 2018By

Is the cure worse than the disease? Katrina Krämer looks at the new alternatives to traditional dispersants and surfactants

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Structural colour

25 May 2018By

From iridescent butterflies and beetles to fish-scales and petals – can nature show us how to make sustainable pigments and dyes? Angeli Mehta takes a look

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Ethics in chemistry

18 May 2018By

Nina Notman asks whether chemists should be giving more consideration to the ethics of their research

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Understanding Alzheimer’s

11 May 2018By

After hundreds of failed drug candidates, James Mitchell Crow asks if this is the last roll of the dice for the amyloid theory of Alzheimer’s disease

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The molecular basis of circadian rhythms

4 May 2018By

Every cell of every organism has its own little clock, but what makes it tick? Fiona Case finds out

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3D printing in pharma

27 April 2018By

Nina Notman explores how 3D printing is carving out a niche for itself in the pharmaceutical industry

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An Antarctic researcher's field diary

6 May 2018By

Karen Assmann records her latest expedition to the world’s southern continent

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Flushed with success

18 April 2018By

The chemists at the heart of the urban water cycle

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The science behind Formula E

25 March 2018By ,

DS Virgin Racing opens its doors to reveal the world of battery-powered motorsport

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