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3 July 2015 News and Analysis

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BP emerges from Deepwater with $18.7bn settlement

3 July 2015 News and Analysis

BP has agreed to pay an $18.7 billion settlement to five states damaged by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill

Employment prospects improving for US chemistry graduates

2 July 2015 News and Analysis

ACS survey shows a drop in unemployment and a bump in starting salaries

Failed terror attack raises alarms about chemical plant security

2 July 2015 News and Analysis

An apparent attempt to blow up a chemical facility in France highlights security concerns

EU science chief sets out proposals to boost innovation and research integrity

1 July 2015 News and Analysis

Carlos Moedas wants to set up an Innovation Council and an initiative to tackle misconduct in Europe

Ex-Navy man cleared of chemical threat charges in Canada

30 June 2015 News and Analysis

An American arrested in Canada for stockpiling chemical weapons has been acquitted

US Chemical Safety Board controversy continues

29 June 2015 News and Analysis

The CSB is facing more tumult, with staff shake-ups and new revelations about its top lawyer

Ban proposed on recruitment of Russian talent to reverse brain drain

29 June 2015 News and Analysis

Legislation to prevent overseas 'talent scouts' from operating in the country has backing at the highest levels

Chemical reform bill advances in US Congress

26 June 2015 News and Analysis

Bipartisan legislation to finally overhaul the Toxic Substances Control Act has overwhelmingly passed the House and soon heads to the Senate

Molecular machinery behind circadian clock's ticking revealed

26 June 2015 News and Analysis

Slow motion chemistry keeps clock running on 24 hour cycle

EPA under pressure over Enlist Duo herbicide

26 June 2015 News and Analysis

WHO has designated Enlist Duo’s two ingredients as a probable and possible human carcinogens

NIH plan to get drug development unit back online

25 June 2015 News and Analysis

The US National Institutes of Health to address deficiencies in unit that makes drugs for research studies

Austria to sue EU over UK nuclear aid

25 June 2015 News and Analysis

Claims that subsidies damage renewables' prospects likely to delay new nuclear in the UK by at least another two years

US may have tested mustard gas on troops by race

24 June 2015 News and Analysis

Pentagon accused of race-based chemical weapons experiments on US troops during second world war

Crowdsourcing compounds to tackle antibiotic resistance

18 June 2015 News and Analysis

A global screening project is searching for new antibiotics by asking chemists to send in novel compounds

Political bickering may block key US environmental appointments

17 June 2015 News and Analysis

Republicans threaten to hold up confirmation of new science head for Environmental Protection Agency

Synthetic cannabinoid poisonings surge in US

12 June 2015 News and Analysis

Poison control centers saw a 229% jump in calls related to synthetic cannabinoid use this year

US spends billions annually on unreproducible preclinical research

11 June 2015 News and Analysis

Study estimates $28 billion spent yearly on preclinical research that can’t be replicated

Chemical sciences literature dominated by five publishing houses

11 June 2015 News and Analysis

Big five control publishing of more than 50% of global academic papers, rising to over 70% in chemistry

Security experts warn chemical plants are vulnerable to cyber-attacks

10 June 2015 News and Analysis

Action is needed to protect chemical plants and other infrastructure from hackers

NIH drug manufacturing unit shut down

8 June 2015 News and Analysis

The US National Institutes of Health suspends operations at its pharmaceutical development section after FDA inspectors uncover serious manufacturing issues

Warnings that proposed UK blanket ban on 'legal highs' casts net too wide

8 June 2015 News and Analysis

Experts concerned by vague definitions and effect on neuroscience research

Call to embed science in US foreign policy

4 June 2015 News and Analysis

National Research Council tells US to take science and technology more seriously on the diplomatic stage

Chemistry Nobel laureate Irwin Rose dies aged 88

3 June 2015 News and Analysis

Biochemist revealed protein pathway for cell breakdown

Biosafety blunder as US sends live anthrax to labs around world

3 June 2015 News and Analysis

Key government committee demands answers after Department of Defense inadvertently sends out live pathogen