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Let's see that again

27 May 2016 In the Pipeline

Has chemistry evaded the reproducibility crises affecting other branches of science? Or is it just a question of scale, asks Derek Lowe

US tax rules force fertiliser merger to fall flat

27 May 2016 Business

CF Industries' $8bn merger plan to relocate from US to Europe scuppered by regulatory changes

US chemical regulation reform delayed yet again

27 May 2016 News and Analysis

Senator is blocking update to 40-year-old chemicals law and calling for more time to examine the bill

World faces tough challenge turning words into action on antibiotic resistance

27 May 2016 News and Analysis

Countries are waking up to the challenge of ‘superbugs’ but agreeing a way forward will be tricky   

Switching mindsets

27 May 2016  Premium contentFeature

The promise of molecules that photoswitch is increasingly rich, especially in biomedical applications, Andy Extance finds

Transportation of chemicals for small businesses

26 May 2016 Webinars

An overview of the factors SMEs need to consider when transporting chemicals and dangerous goods including best practises, regulations and choosing a supplier

US tax relief law benefits chemical makers

26 May 2016 Business

Bill provides mechanism to waive import tariffs on materials not available from domestic suppliers

Gas trap could drive down cost of key commodity chemical

26 May 2016 Research

Material can separate contaminant from the world’s biggest organic chemical feedstuff – ethylene – and cut its carbon footprint

Chemical synthesis injects new life into old antibiotics

26 May 2016 Research

Approach can construct wide range of new antibiotic candidates from simple chemical building blocks

Monsanto turns down Bayer offer

25 May 2016 Business

As global agrochemical companies consolidate, Monsanto rejects ‘inadequate’ $62bn offer from Bayer


25 May 2016 Podcast | Compounds

The Battle of Jutland was fought 100 years ago next week, on May 31st, 1916. A critical role was played by cordite

Postdocs in the US poised for overtime windfall

25 May 2016 News and Analysis

Changes to US fair labour rule mean that up to 40,000 junior scientists eligible for pay rise

Explosive water display caught on film

25 May 2016 Research

SLAC produces first slow motion video of droplets exploding in path of x-ray laser

IBM-led team aims molecular antivirus at buildings and people

25 May 2016 Research

Polymers initially targeting cleaning wipes stop 11 different viruses entering cells

Tricks of temperature

24 May 2016 Comments

Ali Bouzari reveals why we should follow coffee shops, not French gastronomists, when it comes to flavour extraction

1922 chemistry Nobel medal up for auction

24 May 2016 News and Analysis

Prize awarded for the discovery of non-radioactive isotopes expected to sell for £200,000

Large HIV vaccine trial to launch in South Africa

24 May 2016 News and Analysis

US funding agency will enlist 5400 people for HIV vaccine study in South Africa in November

US drug giant will no longer supply lethal injection drugs

24 May 2016 News and Analysis

With Pfizer’s exit no US-approved pharma firm will sell its drugs to be used in executions

Polymeric pod promotes virus’s pesticidal powers

24 May 2016 Research

Dendrimer DNA carriers broaden range of virus targets

Crawling chemical system acts as if it’s alive

24 May 2016 Research

Intriguing globule that moves, eats and defecates

The challenge of getting science into video games

23 May 2016 Comments

Tim Wicksteed reveals the choices he faced while making a game based on the pharmaceutical industry

WHO clarifies glyphosate risks

23 May 2016 Business

UN and WHO panel conclude the herbicide glyphosate is ‘unlikely’ to cause cancer at realistic exposure levels

Big pharma: marketing and malpractice

23 May 2016 Review

Side effects

Global code of ethics planned for chemists

23 May 2016 News and Analysis

International group drafts new guidelines on safety, conduct and sustainability

AFM maps bacteria on skin

20 May 2016 Research

Scientists measure binding forces between bacteria and skin cells for better vaccines and skin treatments