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Petrified beetles

27 February 2015 Research

Carbonisation provides path for microstructure preservation in biological specimens

Traits not technology should govern EU GM laws, MPs say

27 February 2015 News and Analysis

UK science and technology committee says European rules are flawed and need changing

Sun rises on new solar route to hydrogen

27 February 2015 Research

Photocatalyst has solar-to-hydrogen conversion efficiency of 2% and points way to cheap production of the gas

The enzyme hunters

27 February 2015  Premium contentFeature

Novozymes is scouring the world for enzymes that make industrial processes more sustainable, as Mark Peplow discovers

Perfecting the science of R&D tax relief

26 February 2015 Webinars

Raising awareness of R&D tax relief, eligibility to claim, and guiding companies through the complexities of submitting claims to HMRC.

Metal mergers

26 February 2015 Flashback

The Metals Society and the Institution of Metallurgists merged to form a new learned society

Asahi Kasei to buy Polypore for battery materials

26 February 2015 Business

$2.2bn deal adds to Japanese consolidation in energy storage

Chemistry to the rescue

26 February 2015 Last Retort

Can research have real impacts on international development?

Engineered bacteria synthesise palladium biosorbent

26 February 2015 Research

Biomolecule to help decontaminate water by recovering palladium that has escaped from catalytic converters

Caramel colour in soft drinks linked to cancer

26 February 2015 News and Analysis

Regulatory bodies and researchers sceptical of study on 4-MEI found in food colour

Nobel laureates warn on European science funding cuts

25 February 2015 News and Analysis

Cuts to fund investment scheme send message Europe 'is not the place to do high level science'


25 February 2015 Podcast | Compounds

RNA may be less famous than it's more stable cousin, but is central to cellular function

US opens up home DNA screening

25 February 2015 Business

FDA approves single disease genetic test and clears pathway for similar devices

Open records laws used to bully, harass academics

25 February 2015 News and Analysis

Most US universities unprepared to deal with a deluge of freedom of information requests, report finds

Computational tool leaves electrides with nowhere to hide

25 February 2015 Research

Electride criteria pave way for new research into these fascinating materials

A brave new word

24 February 2015 The Crucible

Why did scientists endure, while sciencers perished? Philip Ball examines the quirks of science’s lexical legacy

The mothers of invention

24 February 2015 Managing Change

Nina Notman profiles four researchers successfully balancing an academic career with family life

B-MS bolsters immuno-oncology with pair of deals

24 February 2015 Business

Firm will acquire Flexus Biosciences and collaborate with Rigel

Economic crisis to erode Russia's science base

24 February 2015 News and Analysis

Funding to be cut by 10% this year threatening some larger projects

Note-by-note cooking: the future of food

24 February 2015 Review

Compound cuisine

Catalytic carbon dioxide convertors

24 February 2015 Business

Company profile: Econic Technologies makes catalysts that build carbon dioxide into performance polymers

From screen to cell

24 February 2015  Premium contentFeature

Nina Notman finds out how liquid crystals are moving into the biotechnology and pharmaceutical toolbox

Valeant to buy Salix for $14.5bn

23 February 2015 Business

Companies expect $500m in savings through ‘R&D rationalisation’

Europe approves stem cell therapy

23 February 2015 Business

Treatment for burn-damaged eyes uses patient’s own scaffold-grown cells

US expands pollution monitoring to its embassies

23 February 2015 News and Analysis

International air quality programme will provide real-time data from US diplomatic posts around the world