Vol 2, no. 4
News and analysis
Scientists and politicians on the place of science in the general election
Despite being more ambitious than their male colleagues, women still occupy only a minority of key senior positions in UK academic science.
Shanghai Lianheng Isocyanate Company (SLIC) is celebrating its recently achieved safety record of five million man hours worked with no serious accidents.
The European chemical industry could be threatened by the success of the ever growing Chinese chemical industry
Spitting removes the need for needles
The UK government's response to a Royal Society report on nanotechnology calls for close regulation of nano-products
American Association for the Advancement of Science annual meeting
Iraq's marshland, with its unique ecological and cultural history, is showing surprising signs of recovery despite extensive damage
Leading US forensics scientists are campaigning to take the showbiz shine off their profession.
The world's oceans have warmed up over the past 40 years
Hiding nuclear materials by encasing them in lead will actually make them easier to spot if the latest prototype detector becomes reality.
Ochre from disused mines to treat sewage
The Chemical Industries Association (CIA) has released its policy priorities for the UK chemical industry
United Nations; Serono; Rebif; Long-range research innovative science award; Centre for Process Innovation; JEM
Nature produces a bioaccumulating compound similar to a flame retardant
Self-assembly using only hydrogen bonding
Temperature is critical to decomposition and isomerisation
Monolithic anion-exchange chromatography provides effective DNA separation
Melanopsin could be the mystery light sensor
Discovery of quintuple bond completes understanding
Scientists solve long-standing problem in molecular computing
Fluorescent probes prove lipid flipping is not stereochemically controlled
Nature's cellular machinery inspiration for a miniature fuel-laden vehicle
Cancer markers are detected using polymer microchips
Mass spectrometry technique developed for quick on-the-spot analysis
Eucalyptus trees have evolved a complex set of chemical defences
A new and potentially useful base pair for DNA has been created
Findings challenge conventional view of tubeworm nutrient transport
Radiofrequency transmissions affect electric eel enzyme
Questions about ultraviscous water remain after new information emerges
Transition metal complex shows exceptional cytotoxic activity
A new approach to investigating petroleum-contaminated sites has been explored by US researchers.
Chinese research is pointing to an effective SARS diagnostic test.
A way to monitor chemical reactions as they happen during catalysis has been developed.
Aloe plants turn red in the desert
Mysterious origin of super greenhouse gas
An easy, cheap way to make polymers with large in-built holes has been developed after a fortuitous discovery by UK chemists.
The dream of a straightforward method for making complicated natural products is moving closer to reality thanks to a team of Dutch chemists.
Channels standing out
Molecular machines could soon be a reality.
Getting inside silica channels
Can a chemistry experiment be beautiful? Philip Ball gives his opinion and invites us to see beauty in everything
Chemists have developed new vaccine delivery systems that could do away with the need for refrigeration. Henry Nicholls looks at the implications
Katharine Sanderson meets Richard Friend: inventor, businessman, academic, scientist
Following admission to the European Union, are the Baltic states on course for economic reform? Bea Perks reports
To succeed start-up companies need a supportive network. Hermann Hauthal looks at the experiences of some German companies' that have found that network by locating on an industria...
Interaction between chemists and chemical engineers remains a problem
Chemistry education in Australia is in decline. Bill Price discusses the problems and proposes some solutions
Q: Is it important to know the history of chemistry?
It is almost 50 years since C P Snow first identified the rift between the 'two cultures' of the arts and the sciences
April - 75 years ago, 90 years ago, 95 years ago, 100 years ago, 105 years ago
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