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Dismay and uncertainty in scientific circles after UK votes to leave EU

24 June 2016 News and Analysis

Brexit vote prompts fears over freedom of movement and funding

Women’s safety clothing not fit for purpose

23 June 2016 News and Analysis

Union report finds ill-fitting clothing can harm research and safety

Obama signs law to revamp US chemical rules

23 June 2016 News and Analysis

A long-awaited overhaul of the Toxic Substances Control Act that governs America’s regulation of chemicals has been enacted

EU referendum

22 June 2016 News and Analysis

What will the consequences be for science?

Opening the gated membrane floodgates

21 June 2016 News and Analysis

A layer of liquid creates switchable, anti-fouling membranes for water purification, biofuel processing and lab-on-chip applications

New German excellence strategy gets political go-ahead

21 June 2016 News and Analysis

Scheme will provide €500 million to bolster country’s best universities and fund best research

Better windows with aerogels

20 June 2016 News and Analysis

Researchers have developed ways of making improved, cheaper transparent silica aerogel composites that could revolutionise windows

Canada to review support for science

16 June 2016 News and Analysis

The Canadian government has launched a review of how it funds basic research

California’s Prop 65 controversy

16 June 2016 News and Analysis

The 30-year old law that made manufacturers list harmful chemicals is under attack

Scotland appoints new scientific adviser 

13 June 2016 News and Analysis

Physicist Sheila Rowan will be the Scottish government’s first chief scientific adviser since December 2014

Initiatives link refugee researchers with jobs in Europe

13 June 2016 News and Analysis

Aid for scientists displaced by Syrian civil war and other conflicts still piecemeal across the continent

Explainer: Toxic Substances Control Act

10 June 2016 News and Analysis

Can US chemical regulation be fixed? Chemistry World helps you to make sense of the new law controlling America’s chemicals

US chemical regulations finally updated

10 June 2016 News and Analysis

The much-anticipated overhaul of outdated chemicals legislation has cleared Congress and is about to be signed into law

Explainer: superheavy elements

9 June 2016 News and Analysis

How do you make a new element, how can you make sure you've really made it and what kit do you need?

Priority pollutants identified in the Great Lakes

8 June 2016 News and Analysis

The US and Canada are targeting eight chemicals in the Great Lakes deemed dangerous to health or the environment

Iupac announces proposed new element names

8 June 2016 News and Analysis

The four new elements confirmed in January are to be named nihonium, moscovium, tennessine and oganesson

Battle continues over glyphosate use in Europe

8 June 2016 News and Analysis

EU remains undecided on whether to renew approval of the controversial weed-killer

Live blog: New element names

8 June 2016 News and Analysis

The proposed names of the four new elements have been released. Find out what they are in our live coverage.

Unreported sources of sulfur dioxide emissions found

7 June 2016 News and Analysis

Satellite data highlights 39 ‘unreported and major’ man-made sources of sulfur dioxide

France backpedals on last minute research budget cuts

7 June 2016 News and Analysis

Hollande cancels part of an unexpected cut to 2016 research and education budgets after outrage from science community 

Toxic legacy of Agent Orange lives on in Vietnam

3 June 2016 News and Analysis

Scientists are struggling to clean up dioxin-contaminated soil that has been linked to devastating illnesses among thousands of people

Enquiry highlights ‘missing’ UK government research

3 June 2016 News and Analysis

Science group calls for a central database to improve public access to government-commissioned reports

New biobank supports Obama’s personalised medicine initiative

2 June 2016 News and Analysis

Mayo Clinic receives $142 million to shed light on individual differences in health and disease

EU leaders agree ambitious 2020 open access target

2 June 2016 News and Analysis

A group of science ministers from member states say all new papers published by 2020 should be open access

Argentina’s science surge

2 June 2016 News and Analysis

Science budgets in Argentina have jumped 10-fold since the country’s first science minister was appointed in 2007