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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

Third of Portuguese chemistry labs at risk of closure

1 August 2014 News and Analysis

Poor ratings in research assessments leave departments facing a funding crisis

Ants mix up ionic liquid

1 August 2014 Research

An ionic liquid has been found in nature for the first time

NGOs call for Europe's chief scientific adviser post to be scrapped

25 July 2014 News and Analysis

Environmental groups say policy advice should come from several different sources

Magnetic nanocubes self-assemble into spirals

25 July 2014 Research

Tiny cubes of magnetite form superstructures under a magnetic field

Former Royal Society of Chemistry president Lord Lewis dies

23 July 2014 News and Analysis

Jack Lewis, inorganic chemist and member of the House of Lords, has died aged 86

Science minister replaced in UK cabinet reshuffle

15 July 2014 News and Analysis

Greg Clark replaces David Willetts as minister for science and universities

Public–private research partnerships to tackle Europe's big problems

15 July 2014 News and Analysis

EU to pump billions into projects that hope to deliver new medicines, better fuel cells and sustainable aviation

Models contend iodine double bonds

11 July 2014 Research

Theoretical studies replace double bonds with dative in hypervalent iodine compounds

French science needs flexibility to compete on the global stage

10 July 2014 News and Analysis

More money needs to be diverted to smaller research groups, while government support for industry research should be simplified

UK backs £52m science industry training fund

8 July 2014 News and Analysis

Government and employers will jointly fund vocational training