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AFM pictures show bond polarity

27 August 2015  Research

Atomic force microscopy technique reveals charge distribution within chemical bonds


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MOFs with a heart of glass

31 August 2015 Research

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Chemists forge designer glasses from molten frameworks

Neonicotinoids present in many US streams

28 August 2015 News and Analysis

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Persistent but low-level contamination prompts calls for further research on aquatic impact of pesticides

Synthetic stomach membrane to minimise animal tests

28 August 2015 Research

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Researchers strive to replace lab animals with hydrogel models

Worker bees ‘chemically castrated’ through diet  

Phytochemicals in food control honey bee larvae’s future role in the hive

‘Fire fountain’ data illuminate lunar history  

Volatile element details promise to ignite research into Moon’s origin and evolution

Syngenta fends off Monsanto takeover bid  

Unmoving objection to merger leads US giant to drop pursuit

Job cuts at Lundbeck and DSM  

Each cutting around 1000 roles in reorganisation efforts

Nanoscale microscopy casts light on cellular dynamics  

Nobel prize winning research fulfils early promise to reveal real time cellular processes

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Agatha Christie, the queen of crime chemistry

28 August 2015 Feature

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Kathryn Harkup looks at how Agatha Christie used her chemical training in her detective novels

Who reviews the reviews?  Premium content

Nina Notman investigates the new alternatives being developed to replace peer review as we...

Exploiting the data mine  

Chemists must embrace open data to allow us to collectively get the best out of the masses...

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A risky business

Graduate research is likely the most risky time of a chemist’s career, says Derek Lowe

Organic Matter

Scrubbing up

Acid vapours are problematic on scales at which they corrode cars and cause acid rain, says Chemjobber