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Gates Foundation champions open access

26 November 2014 News and Analysis

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will require research it funds to be published open access from next year

US approves low acrylamide spud

25 November 2014 News and Analysis

The first genetically modified potato that produces less acrylamide has been granted approval in the US

China looks to alternative hydrocarbons to fuel its future

24 November 2014 News and Analysis

Ambitious plans to exploit shale and gas hydrates are in the works but technical and environmental challenges remain

China poised to become top science spender

21 November 2014 News and Analysis

Budgetary pressures on EU, Japan and the US have positioned China to be the highest R&D funder by around 2019, OECD says

US drug development costs surge

20 November 2014 News and Analysis

The price of developing new prescription drugs in the US has increased 145% since 2003, Tufts data shows

Feud opens up over value of some US research

20 November 2014 News and Analysis

Top science committee Republican in fight with university association over NSF grant review process

UC Davis chemist sentenced to four years over explosion

19 November 2014 News and Analysis

Postdoc sentenced over attempt to make explosive device and reckless disposal of hazardous waste

Hopes Sino–US climate deal will spur global action in 2015

17 November 2014 News and Analysis

Historic agreement will see curbs on carbon dioxide and China push to reach peak emissions sooner

Mouse model to assess chemical exposure

14 November 2014 News and Analysis

Outbred mice can be used predict how human's will respond to harmful chemicals with examination of chromosomal damage

Dow to sell nitroalkenes unit for $1.2bn

14 November 2014 News and Analysis

Private equity firm Golden Gate Capital will buy Angus Chemical subsidiary

European commission scraps chief scientific adviser post, dismaying scientists

14 November 2014 News and Analysis

Top scientists line up to express disappointment as advisory role is abolished after just three years

Grad student blamed for research misconduct at Utah

13 November 2014 News and Analysis

Two papers have been retracted due to image falsification at the University of Utah

Sweden pushes for research to boost industry

13 November 2014 News and Analysis

New government see cooperation between science and industry as way to reindustrialise the country

Republican gains may spur US chemical rules reform

12 November 2014 News and Analysis

Industry groups suggest new Congress will clear the way for modernisation of 40-year-old legislation

700 US troops report possible chemical agent exposure

11 November 2014 News and Analysis

Pentagon reveals hundreds of troops who fought in Iraq and Afghanistan may have been exposed to chemical weapons

US states reject GM labeling laws

10 November 2014 News and Analysis

Oregon and Colorado vote against labeling genetically modified produce, after multimillion dollar campaigns by food companies

Emissions must hit zero by 2100, says IPCC

5 November 2014 News and Analysis

Latest climate report warns of severe global impacts unless carbon emissions are slashed

Precious science cargo lost in rocket explosion

4 November 2014 News and Analysis

Several research projects slated for the International Space Station destroyed when Antares rocket fails

Plea for EU to act on GM from plant scientists

31 October 2014 News and Analysis

Open letter from top researchers decries politicisation of the approval process for genetically modified crops

Financial hurdles prevent women returning to STEM

29 October 2014 News and Analysis

Survey suggests women in science and engineering careers find it hard to return to work following a break

China's science academy launches new reform drive

28 October 2014 News and Analysis

Nation's largest science body will be reshuffled amid government concerns over lack of research breakthroughs

Nuclear chief heads back to academia

27 October 2014 News and Analysis

US Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s chairman resigns, saying she has achieved her mission of ‘righting the ship’

Next milestone in US HCFC phase out

23 October 2014 News and Analysis

Ozone-depleting refrigerants will be phased out by 2020 under new rules

US agency fast-tracks Ebola vaccine development

23 October 2014 News and Analysis

Health and Human Services invests almost $6 million to ready an Ebola vaccine candidate for clinical trials, meanwhile GSK says its vaccine is progressing at an ‘unprecedented rate’

Research to make pathogens more dangerous halted

22 October 2014 News and Analysis

US agencies temporarily suspend funding certain ‘gain-of-function’ research until new government policy is in place