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Family values

17 April 2014 The Crucible

Do larger research groups mean mentorship and ethics will inevitably suffer?

Up from generality

17 April 2014 Review

Growing inorganically

How to print a crystal in 3D

17 April 2014 Research

Rather than looking at a crystal on a screen, print it out and hold it in your hand

Para-xylene plants face uphill struggle for acceptance in China

17 April 2014 News and Analysis

Chemistry students come to defence of latest project's safety but government and industry are failing to talk to the public about risk


16 April 2014 Podcast | Compounds

Amongst the fictional forensic equipment shown on television, Brian Clegg notices one distinctly non-fiction stalwart: Luminol

Starfish glue secrets under the microscope

16 April 2014 Research

Temporary adhesive holds promise for surgery and tissue engineering applications

DNA cube programmed for an exclusive reveal

16 April 2014 Research

Hydrogen bonds keeping the cube’s shape only unzip in the presence of a very specific trigger

Changing phases

15 April 2014 Jobs Profile (Personal)

John Goodby has discovered new forms of matter and invented new materials. Helen Carmichael speaks to him about his career

Toilet flushes could help power homes

15 April 2014 Research

Transducer converts water motion into energy

Life beyond Earth

15 April 2014 Review

The chemical cradle of life

Raman bites into tooth decay

14 April 2014 Research

Mineral distribution signals help discriminate healthy enamel from cavities

Nanotubes zip into bundle of solar energy

14 April 2014 Research

Closely packing photoisomerisable groups together boosts energy storage density of versatile solar thermal fuels

Former chief executive of Royal Society of Chemistry dies

11 April 2014 News and Analysis

John Ruck Keene, whose career at the society spanned more than three decades, has passed away aged 97

Redefining moisturiser

11 April 2014 Research

The secret to soft skin is not necessarily increasing its water content but retaining molecular fluidity

Missing safety risk emails draw $9bn Actos fine

11 April 2014 Business

Judge finds absence of Takeda documentation in bladder cancer case ‘disturbing’

The sultan of synthesis

11 April 2014 Feature

Phil Baran is spurring organic chemists to rethink how they make complex compounds, as Mark Peplow discovers

Nanocrystalline copper turns CO into fuel

10 April 2014 Research

New electrode converts carbon monoxide into alcohols and may be a route to storing renewable energy

Fears free trade agreements will hamstring chemical legislation

10 April 2014 News and Analysis

Corporate watchdogs worry accords being prepared by Europe and North America will impede environmental protection efforts

GSK investigates bribery claims in the Middle East

9 April 2014 Business

Leaked emails claim GlaxoSmithKline bribed Iraqi doctors and healthcare officials

Metrics' role in assessing research reviewed

9 April 2014 News and Analysis

UK higher education body launches investigation into the pros and cons of metrics in managing research

Anadarko agrees $5bn clean-up settlement

9 April 2014 Business

Record fine will address pollution at mining and manufacturing sites across the US.


9 April 2014 Podcast | Compounds

It smells sweet, is potentially lethal and organic chemists rely on it: Emily James on dichloromethane

Pumping gone soft

9 April 2014 Research

Combustion drives silicone device with heart-like chambers

Sun set on Ranbaxy rescue

9 April 2014 Business

Acquiring beleaguered firm will create India’s biggest pharmaceutical company

Contamination troubles strike GSK

8 April 2014 Business

GlaxoSmithKline is warned over contamination at an Ireland plant, and has recalled Alli from US retailers over tampering concerns.