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Hofmann's chemistry factory

10 August 2017By Birgitte Osterath

How two German chemists shaped chemistry education and research in Britain

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Quantum chemistry on quantum computers

21 July 2017By

The special properties of quantum computers should make them ideal for accurately modelling chemical systems, Philip Ball discovers

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The proteins of touch

14 July 2017By Rachel Brazil

Our sense of touch and balance is deeply ingrained in our experiences, but what are the chemical processes that make it work? Rachel Brazil investigates

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The science of distilling gin

7 July 2017By

Do you know your cold compound from your London dry? Nina Notman sorts through the botanicals to find the perfect cocktail

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The chemistry of the yellow jersey

29 June 2017By

Hayley Bennett tells the story of the 1948 Tour de France’s yellow jersey – and how synthetic fabrics came to dominate sportswear

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Science's problem with unconscious bias

22 June 2017By ,

Kit Chapman looks at how people are tackling the hidden biases holding sections of society back in pursuing a career in science

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A slice of ion beam–scanning microscopy

14 June 2017By

From brain cells to batteries, is there anything focused ion beam–scanning electron microscopy can’t study?

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Access to drugs: a failure of pharma?

7 June 2017By

Many people around the world are either unable to afford the drugs they need, or their conditions have not been addressed by pharma R&D. Sarah Houlton investigates

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Would you rent your lab equipment?

26 July 2017By

Virtual sharing and equopment loans are making access to vital research tools easier

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How to become a science entrepreneur

8 July 2017By

Five tips from the experts on going it alone

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Should older academics be forced to retire?

21 June 2017By

Why some universities are requiring staff to step down

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