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Third of Portuguese chemistry labs at risk of closure

1 August 2014 News and Analysis

Poor ratings in research assessments leave departments facing a funding crisis

Future direction of Dutch science considered

28 July 2014 News and Analysis

Role of private industry heads a number of issues that confront how science is put to work for society

NGOs call for Europe's chief scientific adviser post to be scrapped

25 July 2014 News and Analysis

Environmental groups say policy advice should come from several different sources

Scientists and university officials caught up in China’s anti-corruption drive

25 July 2014 News and Analysis

Rising funding for universities may be fuelling corruption, while top bosses' fiefdoms makes them hard to catch

Europe mulls best way to handle nanotech

24 July 2014 News and Analysis

Some countries have gone it alone and started registers of nanomaterials while the EU considers its options

Former Royal Society of Chemistry president Lord Lewis dies

23 July 2014 News and Analysis

Jack Lewis, inorganic chemist and member of the House of Lords, has died aged 86

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

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

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

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

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

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

UK backs £52m science industry training fund

8 July 2014 News and Analysis

Government and employers will jointly fund vocational training

Call for new models to pay for antibiotics

8 July 2014 News and Analysis

UK government report on ways to fight resistance follows prime minister's call for global action

Renewed focus on dementia checked by drug challenges

3 July 2014 News and Analysis

'Ticking time bomb' of global neurodegenerative disease burden will be difficult to defuse

Graphene Flagship doubles in size

2 July 2014 News and Analysis

66 organisations join €1 billion European graphene project

UK government announces £400m innovation fund

1 July 2014 News and Analysis

Businesses will have access to grants through competitions

World’s scientific advisers plan closer collaboration

26 June 2014 News and Analysis

Advisers across Europe will form a knowledge-sharing network

UCLA chemist avoids prison time for lethal lab accident

26 June 2014 News and Analysis

Out-of-court agreement resolves ongoing lab safety case

The chemical history of the Durham Gospels

20 June 2014 News and Analysis

Revealing the chemical make up of pigments can help us understand the cultural and historical aspects of manuscripts

Nickel allergy case highlights nanoparticle unknowns

20 June 2014 News and Analysis

Chemist's metal hypersensitivity after weighing powder on open bench underlines safety needs

EU plan to let member states decide on GM

19 June 2014 News and Analysis

Draft directive would let countries choose whether to ban the cultivation of genetically modified crops

European chemical regulations failing consumers

13 June 2014 News and Analysis

Consumer group claims that there are too many gaps in current rules on chemicals in clothes, toys, tattoo inks

China launches nationwide proteome project

12 June 2014 News and Analysis

Researchers will map the protein profiles of healthy and ailing organs