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Fast-track peer review trial ends following resignations

24 April 2015 News and Analysis

Payment trial for expedited reviews ends in wake of editorial board resignations

Science skirmishes continue on Capitol Hill

24 April 2015 News and Analysis

Republican research funding bill faces opposition from science and academic research groups

Grant application peer review system 'works well'

23 April 2015 News and Analysis

Statistical analysis finds high peer review scores are linked to more ‘impactful’ research

Chemists seek end to chemical warfare on centenary of its first use

23 April 2015 News and Analysis

International community produces the Ypres Declaration to reaffirm disarmament objectives

Ukraine to slash science budget

22 April 2015 News and Analysis

Massive research funding cuts are planned in a bid to boost defence spending

Gender bias in US research funding investigated

21 April 2015 News and Analysis

Three US Congresswomen requested an investigation into whether funding bias is holding back women in science

Emerging from Deepwater

20 April 2015 News and Analysis

Five years after a BP oil rig explosion spewed millions of oil barrels into the Gulf of Mexico, key questions remain

Women twice as likely to be hired for academic posts as men

17 April 2015 News and Analysis

Experiment shows that faculty staff are more likely to pick women for job roles based on hypothetical CVs

Science remains a peripheral issue in the UK election

15 April 2015 News and Analysis

As one of the most unpredictable votes in living memory approaches little separates the main parties on research

Future of GM in Germany hangs in the balance

7 April 2015 News and Analysis

German science academy speaks out in favour of GM crops as debate begins on whether to ban them

Metrics failed to predict REF outcomes

2 April 2015 News and Analysis

Predictions based on numerical measures of research quality were ‘wildly innacurate’, say mathematicians

Fears UK government scientists could be gagged by new rules

31 March 2015 News and Analysis

Civil service code changes mean government employees need ministerial permission to speak to the press

US Chemical Safety Board chairman resigns

31 March 2015 News and Analysis

Resignation follows accusation of mismangement and exposure of whistleblowers

Scientists raise concern over fast-track peer review scheme

31 March 2015 News and Analysis

Payment scheme for expedited review leads one editor of Scientific Reports to resign

Time spent assessing research impact was worthwhile

30 March 2015 News and Analysis

Report claims wider impact of academic work was fairly determined for UK's Research Excellence Framework

Spending targets for German R&D lack ambition

25 March 2015 News and Analysis

Expert commission says Germany can do better than goal of investing 3% of GDP on R&D by 2015

Chemists in demand as cannabis industry experiences explosive growth

24 March 2015 News and Analysis

Legalisation of marijuana in some US states is fuelling demand for analytical specialists

Reform of US chemical safety rules back on

24 March 2015 News and Analysis

Bipartisan bill to revamp the US Toxic Substances Control Act is backed by the chemical industry and even a major environmental group

UK budget science cash given cautious welcome

19 March 2015 News and Analysis

Government announces new money for research, but scientists say more needs to be done

Split opens up on Capitol Hill over science funding

19 March 2015 News and Analysis

Criticism of research grants and a power shift in Congress spark concern that budgets and independence will be cut

Data falsification hits polymer mechanochemistry papers

16 March 2015 News and Analysis

Misconduct by member of Christopher Bielawski’s group has led to several retractions

Titanium dioxide removed from Dunkin' Donuts sugar

13 March 2015 News and Analysis

Parent company agrees to remove whitener from icing sugar used on its doughnuts after public campaign

State of Europe’s environment scrutinised

11 March 2015 News and Analysis

European Environment Agency voices environmental concerns, but says progress has been made

US chemical safety board in turmoil

10 March 2015 News and Analysis

The US agency that investigates chemical accidents faces heavy criticism, and its chairman is under pressure to resign

Royal Society to address gender imbalance

9 March 2015 News and Analysis

Society will encourage more women to apply for awards after 'unacceptable' success rate in 2014