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Graphene sandwich turns water square

27 March 2015  Research

Water trapped between graphene sheets transformed into new type of ice


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Sewage offers attractive source of precious metals

27 March 2015 Research

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US Geological Survey team finds valuable metals in treated sewage and is working on the difficult problem of extraction

Chemical clarification for lobster colour change on cooking

27 March 2015 Research

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Evidence supports new theory underpinning dark blue to pink-orange transformation

Neutron–proton mass imbalance put on the quantum scales

26 March 2015 Research

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Mass difference between nucleons calculated to the highest level of precision yet

'Safe antifreeze' works better with added nanoparticles  

Antifreezes based on a non-toxic food additive are now more effective and user-friendly

Ionic liquid a perfect fit for rare earth recycling  

Urban mining could soon be commonplace

Valeant heads off Endo bid for Salix  

Bid raised to $15.8 billion in cash after rival offer from Irish firm

Spending targets for German R&D lack ambition  

Expert commission says Germany can do better than goal of investing 3% of GDP on R&D by 20...

Chemists in demand as cannabis industry experiences explosive growth  

Legalisation of marijuana in some US states is fuelling demand for analytical specialists

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Combating rare diseases

26 March 2015 Premium contentFeature

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Developing drugs for treating rare diseases isn’t always financially viable. Clare Sansom looks at some recent success stor...

It's a bloody business  Premium content

Determining the role drugs and poisons may have played in death is the responsibility of f...

A whiff of contention  Premium content

Efforts to predict a molecule’s scent and to build artificial noses are progressing desp...

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