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New Horizons detects methane on Pluto

3 July 2015 Research

Nasa’s New Horizons spacecraft makes its first detection of methane on Pluto

Fluorescent protein spectrum shunted by single hydrogen bond

3 July 2015 Research

Be aware – subtle changes can drastically influence the luminescent properties of biological chromophores

Iron found in ancient rock is recycled from bacteria

3 July 2015 Research

Isotopic analysis suggests iron in banded rock formations can be traced back to ancient bacteria

Copper catalysis overcomes double bond trouble

3 July 2015 Research

Stubbornly stable unactivated internal alkenes become chiral tertiary amine precursors

Tattoo removers donate laser to the Vatican

2 July 2015 Research

A UK tattoo removal company is donating one of its lasers to help clean up sculptures in the Vatican

Magnetism measured for superconducting hydrogen sulfide

1 July 2015 Research

New work backs up previous observations of superior hydrogen sulfide superconductor

Simple reaction shows quantum interference

1 July 2015 Research

Chemical reactions can show interference patterns similar to those seen in the classic double-slit experiment

Space-like conditions give rise to metabolic precursors

30 June 2015 Research

Study suggests that vitamin B3 and quinolinic acid could have originated in interstellar ices

New explosive is powerful but greener than most

30 June 2015 Research

Researchers have made one of the most powerful non-nuclear explosives to date

Collaboration, not competition

29 June 2015 Research

Organic chemist E J Corey talks to Phillip Broadwith about awards, ambition and academic freedom

Water-efficient crops offer solution to food versus fuel debate

29 June 2015 Research

A previously overlooked group of plants could be important for producing sustainable bioenergy

Single catalyst simplifies water splitting

26 June 2015 Research

Nickel phosphide could power up sustainable fuel production by generating both hydrogen and oxygen from water

Graphene oxide 'teabags' make a mercury-free brew

25 June 2015 Research

Porous carbon structure can remove 96% of mercury from water in a day

Z machine puts the squeeze on metallic deuterium

25 June 2015 Research

Pressures similar to those at centre of the Earth forge metallic deuterium in step toward 80-year-old dream of creating metallic hydrogen

Confronting the crystalline sponge

24 June 2015 Research

Scientists tackle concerns over debated technique

Fruity alternative to toxic insecticides

23 June 2015 Research

Compound used as food additive found to repel damaging fruit fly pest

Ultra-bright x-rays film molecular reaction

23 June 2015 Research

'Molecular movie' provides new insight into classic ring-opening reaction

Photo-catalysts shine light on chemical bond making

23 June 2015 Research

Femtosecond laser pulse used to control the formation of magnesium dimers

Glass transition in ant traffic jams

23 June 2015 Research

Soft matter techniques reveal glassy dynamics in confined fire ant traffic

Raman identifies South American sculpture pigments

22 June 2015 Research

Sculptures made by 17th century missionaries in Paraguay have been investigated using Raman spectroscopy

Bread leavening proves useful for energy storage

22 June 2015 Research

Scientists in China coin an industry-suitable recipe for hierarchically porous carbons

'Smart patch' set to deliver for diabetes patients

22 June 2015 Research

Stick-on patch with glucose responsive microneedles releases insulin automatically whenever it is needed

Eureka moment in supramolecular chemistry

19 June 2015 Research

Successful synthesis of an Archimedes solid using a single molecular component

Nano-accordions stretch the boundaries for flexible electronics

18 June 2015 Research

Usually brittle films become pliable with a concertinaed microstructure

Ultra-thin membranes for solute separation

18 June 2015 Research

Polyamide filters just a few nanometres thick could help cut energy bills in chemical plants