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It's a bloody business

19 March 2015  Premium contentFeature

Determining the role drugs and poisons may have played in death is the responsibility of forensic toxicologists. Nina Notman reports

The mothers of invention

24 February 2015 Managing Change

Nina Notman profiles four researchers successfully balancing an academic career with family life

From screen to cell

24 February 2015  Premium contentFeature

Nina Notman finds out how liquid crystals are moving into the biotechnology and pharmaceutical toolbox

US to restart chemical weapon neutralisation

9 February 2015 News and Analysis

Remainder of US cold war chemical weapons set to be destroyed by 2023

Grubbs catalyst

28 January 2015 Podcast | Compounds

Nina Notman describes the dance of olefin metathesis, and how the tempo is set by Grubbs' catalysts

Picturing the past with mass spec

6 January 2015 Jobs Profile (Personal)

Angela Lamb talks to Nina Notman about mastering isotope analysis to reconstruct ancient climates and cultures

Engineering the climate

6 January 2015  Premium contentFeature

Could technologies that modify the Earth’s climate control systems help us limit global temperature rises? Nina Notman investigates


17 December 2014 Podcast | Compounds

Nina Notman introduces isoniazid - an antibiotic key to treating tuberculosis


3 December 2014 Podcast | Compounds

Used to make synthetic cannabis, cannabicyclohexanol may be more risky than its non-synthetic counterpart

Let the molecules do the talking

2 December 2014  Premium contentFeature

Using molecules rather than electronics or optics to send messages sounds far-fetched, but it’s common in nature. Nina Notman dials up some compounds and investigates

Unpicking natural product synthesis

28 August 2014  Premium contentFeature

Is total synthesis in danger of a decline? Nina Notman investigates

Ice cold chemist

21 August 2014 Jobs Profile (Personal)

Eric Wolff constructs the chemistry of ancient climate from Antarctic ice cores. Nina Notman reports

Cape Ray finishes destruction of Syria’s most deadly chemicals

21 August 2014 News and Analysis

Mustard gas and sarin precursors broken down on US navy ship, while progress is made with other weapon chemicals

The other carbon dioxide problem

29 July 2014 Feature

Carbon dioxide produced by human activity is acidifying the ocean at an unprecedented and alarming rate. Nina Notman investigates

Bisphenol A

23 July 2014 Podcast | Compounds

The science is far from settled, but this week's compound – bisphenol A – is facing bans across the world

Masters of their art

25 June 2014 The Insider

Nina Notman meets the National Gallery’s team of analysts, putting masterpieces under the microscope and protecting them for posterity

Explosive end for Japan's second world war chemical weapons

9 June 2014 News and Analysis

Bombs and mortars abandoned by retreating Japanese troops in China are finally being destroyed

Analysis without borders

28 May 2014 Educated Chemist

Nina Notman looks at a European master’s course that lets students choose where and what to learn

Eliminating Syria's chemical weapons

21 May 2014 Feature

Nina Notman reports on the international efforts to destroy Syria’s stockpiles of chemical agents

Chemistry in close-up

23 April 2014 The Insider

Nina Notman talks to IBM’s atomic manipulation group, and the scientists who snapped the first molecular mug shots

Should I stay or should I go?

7 April 2014 Managing Change

Relocating a research group can be a stressful experience. Nina Notman asks academics how they coped with making the move

Digging deep for safer water

27 March 2014  Premium contentFeature

Arsenic-laced water is still poisoning millions of people in Asia. Nina Notman looks to see if an end is in sight

Life at the top

10 January 2013  Premium contentFeature

Nina Notman asks whether an academic chemistry career can help or hinder when you move up the ladder

BPA: friend or foe?

20 November 2012 Feature

Nina Notman takes an in-depth look at the ongoing controversy over bisphenol A

Polymer, heal thyself

24 October 2012  Premium contentFeature

Materials that can mend themselves sound like science fiction, but they are part of an active area of polymer chemistry.