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New antibiotic picked from nose bacteria

27 July 2016  Research

Discovery suggests human microbiome may be an untapped source of antimicrobial compounds


Call for US national laboratories to publish demographic data

29 July 2016 News and Analysis

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Transparency key to improving diversity among STEM workforce, says congresswoman

Pigeons used to map lead pollution in cities

29 July 2016 Research

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Researchers find lead levels in pigeons mirror those of children in New York City

Key metabolites controlling stem cell fate identified

29 July 2016 Research

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Researchers may have found a cheaper way to get cells to differentiate into bone or cartilage on demand

Bringing 2D materials to market  

Thomas Swan will supply Manchester institutes at bulk scale to speed application developme...

‘Nanotube-optimised chains’ may boost chances of Olympic cycling success  

Team GB is using a chain treatment that reportedly leads to significant power savings

Venus flytrap inspired smart material snaps back  

Smart material inspired by carnivorous plant rapidly changes shape in response to temperat...

Mineral hydrogel may usher in new class of recyclable plastics  

Calcium carbonate hydrogel can be moulded, hardened and recycled – just add water

Fluorescent MOF gets billion-fold boost in conductivity  

Filling framework with a conductive polymer paves the way for electronic applications

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Chemistry under pressure

29 July 2016 Premium contentFeature

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Bizarre and exciting findings are emerging at high pressures even as researchers struggle to explain them, finds Andy Extance

GPS for your health  Premium content

Our individual environmental history – where we live, work and visit – can be linked t...

Explosive science  Premium content

Nina Notman learns the role chemistry plays in monitoring volcanoes and understanding the ...

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Ghosts in the literature

Adam Marcus and Ivan Oransky warn of the dangers when citing retracted papers


Homo citans and carbon allotropes

Roald Hoffmann and Davide Proserpio ask why citation is so important to chemistry


No time for grief: we must act

The UK science community must set its priorities in a post-EU world and win over the science sceptics, says John Womersley