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Simple chemistry saving thousands of gold miners from mercury poisoning

25 August 2015 News and Analysis

Basic apparatus is cutting mercury pollution and helping Indonesian miners go for gold

Storm clouds gather for UK science as government weighs cuts

18 August 2015 News and Analysis

Science campaign groups warn against radical cost-cutting and research council restructuring as spending review nears

Biotech breakthrough as yeast makes painkillers from sugar

14 August 2015 Research

Yields are still tiny but hopes are high that it could cut production costs

Vaccine raises hopes of an end to Ebola

5 August 2015 News and Analysis

Trial shows vaccine provides complete protection and points way to fast-tracking medical research

EU bans endocrine disruptor from textile imports

24 July 2015 News and Analysis

Activists celebrate ban on imported clothing containing nonylphenol ethoxylates after long campaign against them

In perfect harmony

23 July 2015 Last Retort

Noteworthy unions between science and music

Confirmation of buckyballs in the Milky Way

16 July 2015 Research

Gas-phase spectra clears up decades old mystery of unidentified absorption bands in our galaxy

Science Europe proposes ‘diamond engagement’ open access plan

14 July 2015 News and Analysis

Call for data repository policies to be harmonised and promoted across Europe

Committee will pick Europe’s new scientific advisers

6 July 2015 News and Analysis

Three experts in science and EU policy will help choose the European commission’s panel of seven scientific advisors

Magnetism measured for superconducting hydrogen sulfide

1 July 2015 Research

New work backs up previous observations of superior hydrogen sulfide superconductor

Graphene oxide 'teabags' make a mercury-free brew

25 June 2015 Research

Porous carbon structure can remove 96% of mercury from water in a day

Raman identifies South American sculpture pigments

22 June 2015 Research

Sculptures made by 17th century missionaries in Paraguay have been investigated using Raman spectroscopy

Graphene beyond the hype

19 June 2015 Feature

For the past 10 years, graphene has popped up in many headlines. Emma Stoye looks at whether current progress matches up to the promises

Crowdsourcing compounds to tackle antibiotic resistance

18 June 2015 News and Analysis

A global screening project is searching for new antibiotics by asking chemists to send in novel compounds

Security experts warn chemical plants are vulnerable to cyber-attacks

10 June 2015 News and Analysis

Action is needed to protect chemical plants and other infrastructure from hackers

UK launches universal ban on legal highs

29 May 2015 News and Analysis

The government will make it illegal to sell any psychoactive substance in a bid to crack down on designer drugs

Tory election victory heralds new science minister for UK

12 May 2015 News and Analysis

David Cameron's cabinet reshuffle ushers in new faces for research and universities posts

Science academies flag research priorities ahead of G7 summit

30 April 2015 News and Analysis

G7 leaders urged to discuss action on antibiotic resistance, neglected tropical diseases and the world's oceans

UK ordered to clean up NO2 pollution immediately

30 April 2015 News and Analysis

Government must come up with a new plan to tackle illegal pollution by the end of the year

Wieland’s chemistry Nobel to be sold at auction

29 April 2015 News and Analysis

1927 prize is the first chemistry Nobel to go under the hammer

Generics giant Mylan offers $30 billion for Perrigo

13 April 2015 Business

Mylan makes ambitious takeover offer just weeks after Abbott aquisition closes

BMS invests in gene therapy

9 April 2015 Business

Bristol-Myers Squibb makes $100 million deal with biotech uniQure

Leak causes explosion at para-xylene plant in China

8 April 2015 Business

Twelve injured by explosion and fire caused by a leaking xylene tank at chemical plant

Horizon to acquire orphan drugs in $1.1bn Hyperion takeover

2 April 2015 Business

Horizon will buy Hyperion and add new drugs to its rare disease portfolio

Novartis accused of ‘derailing’ trials for cheap eye disease drug

2 April 2015 Business

BMJ says pharma giant is trying to block access to a drug that would save the NHS millions