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Philae poses comet chemistry conundrum

30 July 2015  Research

Historic mass spectra find 67P carries precursors to key biomolecules, but instruments detect different ones


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Lightweight composites drive Solvay to buy Cytec

31 July 2015 Business

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$5.5bn deal launches Solvay into aerospace materials business

US government science institute's one time police chief linked to campus meth lab

31 July 2015 News and Analysis

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Explosion injuring a member of the National Institute of Standards and Technology's security force uncovered methamphetamine ...

Stone 'blueprinting' to tackle heritage thefts

31 July 2015 Research

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Technique could provide a means of tracing stolen, unmarked stones

Hungry Ghost festival behind annual air quality decline in Singapore  

Findings suggest that regulatory monitoring may be required

Big business backs White House on climate change  

Top US companies including Google, Apple and Coca-Cola pledge at least $140 billion in new...

Kirigami graphene makes microscale devices  

Ancient Japanese folding and cutting art form used to create functional springs and hinges

Biogen to develop gene therapies with AGTC  

$1bn deal gives Biogen rights to one clinical candidate and several earlier-stage programm...

Hikma boosts generics with Roxane buyout  

Acquiring the Boehringer Ingelheim subsidiary expands Hikma’s presence in US generics ma...

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More than dirty snowballs?

31 July 2015 Premium contentFeature

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Comets are thought to represent leftover building blocks of the solar system; Jennifer Newton finds more questions than answe...

Made to measure  Premium content

Emma Stoye investigates how instruments for space exploration are built and how the techno...

Chasing stardust  Premium content

Molecules in deep space are very small and very far away, as Matthew Gunther discovers

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Living on credit

News leader: Greece should be wary of short-changing its universities to balance the budget or it could mortgage its future

In the Pipeline

A precision instrument?

Chemists and biologists have different expectations when it comes to data, says Derek Lowe

Critical Point

Down to business

To make the economic case for research, scientists need to understand how commercialisation works, says Mark Peplow