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Magnetic resonance taken to the limit

21 November 2014  Research

Technique can read the spin of a single nucleus opening up a new way to investigate proteins and complex molecules


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China poised to become top science spender

21 November 2014 News and Analysis

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Budgetary pressures on EU, Japan and the US have positioned China to be the highest R&D funder by around 2019, OECD says

Ranbaxy sues over withdrawn US approvals

21 November 2014 Business

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Company says decision is ‘unconstitutional’ and deprives it of hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue

A year of water splitting from one device

21 November 2014 Research

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Coating protects electrodes from corrosion to keep photoelectrochemical cell running

US drug development costs surge  

The price of developing new prescription drugs in the US has increased 145% since 2003, Tu...

Methyl mercaptan leak kills four workers  

Cause of accident at US DuPont plant is still under investigation

Feud opens up over value of some US research  

Top science committee Republican in fight with university association over NSF grant revie...

UC Davis chemist sentenced to four years over explosion  

Postdoc sentenced over attempt to make explosive device and reckless disposal of hazardous...

Globetrotting carbon dioxide modelled by Nasa  

Nasa's new climate models visualise the movement of the greenhouse gas

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From oil to chemicals

29 October 2014 Premium contentFeature

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After decades of exporting oil, Saudi Arabia is looking to increase its capacity to produce chemicals. Emma Davies reports

Harvesting heat  Premium content

Philip Ball looks at the materials that harness waste heat and turn it into useful energy

Microbial miners  Premium content

Jon Evans discovers the microbes hard at work on our behalf, extracting valuable metals fr...

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Good science, bad science?

Paul Leonard is concerned by industry's exclusion from policy panels – it’s the science that matters, not who pays for it

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Public health is the bottom line

To safeguard society, regulators must be free from the influence of industry interests, says Martin Pigeon

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An interdisciplinary celebration

This year’s Nobel prize in chemistry is a classic tale of beating impossible odds and the laws of physics