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EPA fines Mosaic Fertilizer over hazardous waste handling

8 October 2015 Business

US Environmental Protection Agency agrees settlement contract including $8m penalty and $800m in investments

October 2015

8 October 2015 Letters

Periodic table harmonies and woolly models

Controversial new trade deal finalised

8 October 2015 Business

The Trans-Pacific Partnership could raise the price of medicines, especially in developing nations

Chemists harness impermanent ‘star’ molecule

8 October 2015 Research

Iron complex overcomes [5]radialene’s enthusiasm for reacting with itself, filling decades-old gap in series

Bristol-Myers-Squibb fined for alleged Chinese bribes

7 October 2015 Business

US Securities and Exchange Commission accepts $14m settlement for charges covering the last five years

Behind closed doors: How to win the Nobel prize

7 October 2015 Comments

Bengt Norden addresses the myths and rumours surrounding the world's most prestigious science prize


7 October 2015 Podcast | Compounds

Wouldn't it be great to have a molecule named after you? But perhaps not this week's compound, the chemical weapon lewisite

DNA repair research takes the 2015 chemistry Nobel

7 October 2015 News and Analysis

Recipients discovered how cells can patch up damaged DNA

Microfluidic device lets the drop beat

7 October 2015 Research

Body-on-a-chip system that uses human cardiac cells has its finger on the pulse of microfluidic innovation

Live blog: Unravelling DNA repair mechanisms takes chemistry Nobel

7 October 2015 News and Analysis

Keep up with the latest news and gossip on the Nobel prize

A story of structure

6 October 2015 Comments

As the Cambridge Structural Database reaches its 50th year, Colin Groom gives us some of its greatest ‘hits’

Call for collaboration to take on resistance

6 October 2015 News and Analysis

Better partnerships across research, industry and policy are needed to tackle antimicrobial resistance, say research leaders

China launches nationwide emissions trading scheme

6 October 2015 News and Analysis

World’s two largest polluters, the US and China, agree further action to tackle climate change

Urine recycled into quantum dots

6 October 2015 Research

New way of producing carbon dots provides a cheaper and greener alternative to conventional synthesis

Rolled-up electrodes record brain activity without scarring

6 October 2015 Research

Super-flexible polymer offers way to monitor neural signals over the long-term for chronic conditions such as Parkinson’s disease

Safety board fills in details of deadly DuPont leak

5 October 2015 Business

In interim investigation has outlined the events and safety failings leading to a methyl mercaptan release that killed four workers

Environmentally-friendly quantum dots make their mark

5 October 2015 Research

Indium phosphide nanoparticles offer non-toxic alternative to cadium for richer, more colourful display screens

Antiparasitic drugs derived from natural products take 2015 medicine Nobel

5 October 2015 News and Analysis

Top science gong awarded for discovery and development of drugs that have improved the lives of millions

New US ozone standard under fire

5 October 2015 News and Analysis

The Environmental Protection Agency’s stricter air quality standard for ground-level ozone are opposed by industry, lawmakers and environmental groups

Let's talk about chemistry

2 October 2015 Editorial

Heralding a renaissance in science communication

Antimony recovery lights up lamp waste recycling

2 October 2015 Research

Green method produces fertiliser as a byproduct

Egyptian blue: more than just a colour

2 October 2015 Feature

Paul Brack finds new science in an ancient pigment

Perfumery: the molecular art form

2 October 2015 Feature

Sam Lear describes how to create the perfect scent

Refreshing Van Gogh’s faded flowers

2 October 2015 News and Analysis

2014–15 competition winner Paul Brack reports on AkzoNobel’s colourful collaborations with the Van Gogh Museum 

Megasupramolecules promise to quell fuel explosions

2 October 2015 Research

‘Sticky-ended’ molecules that self-assemble into long chains may have made 9/11 less deadly