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Postdocs in the US poised for overtime windfall

25 May 2016  News and Analysis

Changes to US fair labour rule mean that up to 40,000 junior scientists eligible for pay rise


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Monsanto turns down Bayer offer

25 May 2016 Business

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As global agrochemical companies consolidate, Monsanto rejects ‘inadequate’ $62bn offer from Bayer

Explosive water display caught on film

25 May 2016 Research

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SLAC produces first slow motion video of droplets exploding in path of x-ray laser

IBM-led team aims molecular antivirus at buildings and people

25 May 2016 Research

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Polymers initially targeting cleaning wipes stop 11 different viruses entering cells

1922 chemistry Nobel medal up for auction  

Prize awarded for the discovery of non-radioactive isotopes expected to sell for £200,000

Large HIV vaccine trial to launch in South Africa  

US funding agency will enlist 5400 people for HIV vaccine study in South Africa in Novembe...

US drug giant will no longer supply lethal injection drugs  

With Pfizer’s exit no US-approved pharma firm will sell its drugs to be used in executio...

Polymeric pod promotes virus’s pesticidal powers  

Dendrimer DNA carriers broaden range of virus targets

Crawling chemical system acts as if it’s alive  

Intriguing globule that moves, eats and defecates

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Building better bones

20 May 2016 Premium contentFeature

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Can we make biodegradable materials strong enough to support the human body yet porous enough to allow real bone tissue to re...

Searching for complexity  

Lee Cronin’s research ranges from inorganic clusters to robot reactors driven by algorit...

Harry Kroto 1939–2016  

Neil Withers pays tribute to Harry Kroto, the co-discoverer of buckminsterfullerene, who d...

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Ali Bouzari reveals why we should follow coffee shops, not French gastronomists, when it comes to flavour extraction

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The challenge of getting science into video games

Tim Wicksteed reveals the choices he faced while making a game based on the pharmaceutical industry

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A chemistry renaissance

There's welcome evidence of a resurgence of interest in chemistry in the UK