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10 December 2014 Podcast | Compounds

Could this be the sweetener that causes the most online panic?

Cutting edge chemistry in 2014

10 December 2014 Research

We take a look back at the year's most interesting chemical science stories

Philae detects organics on comet's surface

19 November 2014 Research

Scientists get first measurements from historic comet landing

Watching chemical gardens grow

10 November 2014 Research

Researchers explore the flower-like formations of cobalt chloride in waterglass

Pressure-sensitive coating makes swallowed batteries safer

4 November 2014 Research

Anode composite could end thousands of life-threatening incidents when children ingest button batteries

DNA 'barcodes' used to track food

30 October 2014 Research

Milk has been successfully tracked as it is turned into cheese and yogurt in an advance that could fight food fraud

Financial hurdles prevent women returning to STEM

29 October 2014 News and Analysis

Survey suggests women in science and engineering careers find it hard to return to work following a break

2D arsenic allotrope predicted

28 October 2014 Research

Graphene-like monolayer could be made by exfoliating grey arsenic

Iridium forms compound in +9 oxidation state

23 October 2014 Research

Iridium oxide cation made by pulsed-laser vaporisation in the gas phase

The resolution revolution

23 October 2014 Feature

Super-resolution fluorescence microscopy earned three of its creators a Nobel prize this year. Emma Stoye focuses in on their story

Super-resolution light microscopy wins chemistry Nobel

8 October 2014 News and Analysis

Prize goes to three chemists who overcame the diffraction limit to allow optical microscopy at the nanoscale

Inventors of blue LED win physics Nobel

7 October 2014 News and Analysis

Japanese trio awarded Nobel prize in physics for work that led to the development of the elusive blue light emitting diode

BRCA2 protein imaged for first time

6 October 2014 Research

Insights into DNA repair mechanism could pave the way for new cancer therapies

Juncker names new science commissioner

12 September 2014 News and Analysis

Portuguese secretary of state Carlos Moedas will be the next European commissioner for research, science and innovation

Pharma sales ‘will reach $1 trillion’ in 2014

11 September 2014 Business

Report predicts continued growth as sales reach an all-time high

First flexible graphene display paves the way for folding electronics

11 September 2014 News and Analysis

Team behind the bendy e-reader display hope to have a full colour graphene-based smartphone style screen within a year

Germanium enters 2D scene

11 September 2014 Research

Meet germanene, the latest addition to the family of elements that have a two-dimensional allotrope

Cipla targets asthma market with Advair copy

10 September 2014 Business

Indian pharma company Cipla has launched a generic version of GSK’s best selling drug

CPU heat powers PCR disease detection

8 September 2014 Research

Computer and mobile phone combo detects Chagas disease in blood and could drive down diagnosis costs

Servier to appear in adverts over lack of transparency

5 September 2014 Business

Adverts in the medical press will name French pharma firm for failing to comply with disclosure rules

De-gassing gas masks with hydrogen peroxide

4 September 2014 Research

A safer way to clean chemical weapons from contaminated equipment

Iron Age chemists ate like kings

3 September 2014 Research

Ancient copper was extracted by experts, not armies of slaves

Catching criminals' coffee adulteration

12 August 2014 Research

A test can detect unwelcome extra ingredients in coffee by analysing the drink's sugar fingerprint

Swellable polymer sponges up CO2

11 August 2014 Research

‘Knitted benzene’ polymer network outperforms commercial carbon dioxide sorbents under harsh conditions

UK plans stricter controls on poisons and explosives

7 August 2014 News and Analysis

The government will use licenses to track the sale of hazardous substances