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Australia scraps its carbon tax

22 July 2014 News and Analysis

The country is unlikely to meet its climate change targets unless some form of carbon pricing is introduced, campaigners claim

Polymer changes colour in the heat of the moment

22 July 2014 Research

Stabilising thermochromic polymers with peptides significantly increases their responsiveness

Aaron Wheeler: Algae-on-a-chip

22 July 2014 Research

Aaron Wheeler talks to Harriet Brewerton about bringing the energy and microfluidics communities together

Spending on UK science and engineering continues to fall

21 July 2014 News and Analysis

Science campaign groups worry that the country's research base is slowly being run down

Coffee cup confusion

20 July 2014 Research

Scientists call for better labelling after research highlights inconsistencies in the chemical composition of a cup of coffee

Soft matter goes digital

18 July 2014 Research

Colloids find a new use as information storage devices

Molecular computer calculates Ebola diagnosis

18 July 2014 Research

A prototype device displays a fluorescent ‘E’ in the presence of DNA found in Ebola virus

Linguistic statistics enable synthetic prophetics

17 July 2014 Research

A metric more commonly used by search engines to analyse language can now power organic chemistry retrosyntheses

Royal Society of Chemistry's flagship journal now free to access

16 July 2014 News and Analysis

Chemical Science will follow gold open access model from January 2015 and waive author fees for two years

Close encounters of the fatty acid kind

16 July 2014 Research

Technique for identifying microbes analyses samples from deep-sea missions to ready it for testing samples beyond Earth

‘Greener’ blue fireworks safer and less toxic

16 July 2014 Research

Environmentally friendly pyrotechnic cuts out the perchlorates by replacing them with copper iodide

Science minister replaced in UK cabinet reshuffle

15 July 2014 News and Analysis

Greg Clark replaces David Willetts as minister for science and universities

Public–private research partnerships to tackle Europe's big problems

15 July 2014 News and Analysis

EU to pump billions into projects that hope to deliver new medicines, better fuel cells and sustainable aviation

Molecular clocks may probe fundamental laws

15 July 2014 Research

Clocks based on the simplest molecule could weigh in on proton's mass

Indian scientists applaud research budget

14 July 2014 News and Analysis

Fears that the government would cut science funding proved unfounded as more money is made available

First experimental evidence of a boron fullerene

14 July 2014 Research

Distorted 40-boron atom fullerene detected mixed with quasiplanar isomer

Plant material aligns to make tough aerogels

11 July 2014 Research

Nanocellulose fibres help aerogels overcome their brittle nature

Crystal-to-crystal transformation

11 July 2014 Research

Scientists take structural snapshots of azobenzene cocrystals as they bend in the light

Models contend iodine double bonds

11 July 2014 Research

Theoretical studies replace double bonds with dative in hypervalent iodine compounds

Co-operation keeps contracts coming

11 July 2014 Business

Clubbing together gives contract research organisations more power to win new business in an evolving market

French science needs flexibility to compete on the global stage

10 July 2014 News and Analysis

More money needs to be diverted to smaller research groups, while government support for industry research should be simplified

Emily Weiss: Tuneable illumination

10 July 2014 Research

Emily Weiss tells Guy Jones how quantum dots are the perfect combination of molecular chromophores and bulk semiconductors

Nanosilver fears come out in the wash

9 July 2014 Research

Swiss team finds fabrics treated with non-nano silver actually release more nanoparticles than nanosilver fabrics

Alloy primed for phase change from CD to TV

9 July 2014 Research

Uniting optical and electronic properties could bring compact disc material into smart contact lenses

Diamonds are an explosive’s best friend

9 July 2014 Research

Energetic materials stabilised with detonation nanodiamonds