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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

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

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

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

Antimony recovery lights up lamp waste recycling

2 October 2015 Research

Green method produces fertiliser as a byproduct

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

Excess protons play hopscotch in water

1 October 2015 Research

Researchers confirm proton transport mechanism first mooted 200 years ago

Argentina mine accident spills cyanide into rivers

1 October 2015 News and Analysis

More than a million litres of cyanide solution entered nearby rivers after a gold mine accident in Argentina

Science communication competition 2015–16

1 October 2015 News and Analysis

Your chance to be published in Chemistry World & present at the Royal Institution

Drawn out proteins make self-healing scaffolds

1 October 2015 Research

Self-assembling protein tubes can be shaped into a flexible, branching network that can support growing cells  

Regulatory burden undermining US science

30 September 2015 News and Analysis

Duplicative and contradictory research rules need to be streamlined, the National Academies warns

A little platinum goes a long way

29 September 2015 Research

Sustainable scale-up of hydrogen generation

Forensic crime lab malpractice surfaces in Oregon

29 September 2015 News and Analysis

Criminal investigation launched as more than a thousand drug cases may need to be re-examined