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Plastic problems

22 April 2016  Premium contentFeature

Tiny pieces of plastic may be doing as much harm in our oceans and waterways as the big stuff, finds Nina Notman

Foul play

21 April 2016 The Insider

Nina Notman visits the AkzoNobel site in Gateshead and meets the scientists designing the next generation of environmentally-friendly marine paints

A Nobel cause

1 February 2016 The Insider

Nina Notman talks to the scientists at the international organisation protecting humanity from the horrors of chemical warfare

Bringing home the Bacon

7 January 2016 Jobs Profile (Personal)

Neil Garg plans to transform how students around the world think about organic chemistry – with Bacon. Nina Notman explains

Going for gold

11 December 2015  Premium contentFeature

Nina Notman looks at attempts to reduce the environmental impacts of small-scale gold mining

The race to equality

3 December 2015 The Insider

Nina Notman looks at the group and individual efforts to promote racial equality in academia

Well-tempered chocolate

1 December 2015 Feature

Nina Notman discovers that controlling crystal structures and emulsions is the key to good chocolate

A mile in their shoes

31 August 2015 The Insider

Nina Notman explores the options open to scientists looking to learn more about policymaking and the inner workings of government 

Who reviews the reviews?

21 August 2015  Premium contentFeature

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

The space junky

Sending her experimental polymers into space was a career high for Lenore Rasmussen. But space is just one part of the story, Nina Notman finds

Show and tell

25 June 2015 Educated Chemist

Nina Notman explores the performance-based communication competitions turning researchers into raconteurs

The kitchen chemist

10 June 2015 Jobs Profile (Personal)

Nina Notman finds nothing half-baked about the chemistry demonstrations that Stephen Ashworth whips up

Imaging the future

24 April 2015  Premium contentFeature

Doctors and pharmaceutical companies are beginning to open their eyes to the power of mass spectrometry imaging, finds Nina Notman

The changing face of the PhD

15 April 2015 Educated Chemist

Universities in the UK are exploring the European approach of building a thesis from published papers, finds Nina Notman

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