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Dismay and uncertainty in scientific circles after UK votes to leave EU

24 June 2016  News and Analysis

Brexit vote prompts fears over freedom of movement and funding


Drawing designer COFs

24 June 2016 Research

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Microfluidics pave way for making unique covalent organic framework materials

Women’s safety clothing not fit for purpose

23 June 2016 News and Analysis

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Union report finds ill-fitting clothing can harm research and safety

EU poised to legislate endocrine disruptor definition

23 June 2016 Business

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The European Commission’s newly proposed standards to identify endocrine disruptors face industry opposition

Obama signs law to revamp US chemical rules  

A long-awaited overhaul of the Toxic Substances Control Act that governs America’s regul...

Miniature carbon bottles hold promise as nano-reactors  

Nanobubbles with hydrophobic interiors also have potential as drug delivery agents

Millions of metal nanoparticles hot off the printing press  

Polymer ink printing opens up vast library of alloy nanoparticles

BASF boosts coatings with Chemetall buyout  

$3.2bn purchase from Albemarle continues BASF’s efforts to expand and refocus its coatin...

US biotech director accused of insider trading  

Biostatistics chief at Akebia charged with securities fraud

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The next generation

24 June 2016 Premium contentFeature

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Elinor Hughes catches up with some of the latest materials and processes in photovoltaics research

Sulfate aerosols and the summer that wasn’t  

After the Mount Tambora megavolcano erupted in 1815, the years that followed had weather t...

The element makers  

The periodic table has now grown to 118 elements. We met some of the people who make them ...

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