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Scientists claim Russia's science plan lacks ambition

21 August 2014 News and Analysis

Programme is targeting fields such as advanced biofuels and smart grids that already have clear leaders, group says

Cape Ray finishes destruction of Syria’s most deadly chemicals

21 August 2014 News and Analysis

Mustard gas and sarin precursors broken down on US navy ship, while progress is made with other weapon chemicals

Doctors turn to experimental Ebola treatments

20 August 2014 News and Analysis

Drugs and vaccines untested in humans are being trialled on Ebola patients

Former Royal Society of Chemistry president dies

15 August 2014 News and Analysis

John Mason Ward, an active member of the chemistry community and power industry chemist, has died aged 92

Audit of fracking fluids highlights data deficiencies

15 August 2014 News and Analysis

Secrecy hampers efforts to understand potential risks of chemicals used in fracking

Research on ice at British Antarctic base

14 August 2014 News and Analysis

Coolant leak means experiments at the research station are unlikely to start again until the summer

UK plans stricter controls on poisons and explosives

7 August 2014 News and Analysis

The government will use licenses to track the sale of hazardous substances

US labs urged to develop stronger ‘culture of safety’

4 August 2014 News and Analysis

Report looks at new ways to prevent lethal accidents in chemistry labs

Next Mars rover will make oxygen from CO2

4 August 2014 News and Analysis

Mars 2020 will set Nasa’s space exploration on a self-sufficiency course

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