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Chemistry Nobel laureate Yves Chauvin dies aged 84

29 January 2015  News and Analysis

Catalysis chemist unravelled how olefin metathesis reactions took place paving the way for more efficient syntheses


Ebola vaccine shown to be safe in humans

29 January 2015 News and Analysis

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GlaxoSmithKline vaccine will now be trialled in Liberia

Probe into price fixing at Russian universities

29 January 2015 News and Analysis

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Fees have soared by more than 25% this year at some universities

Graphene looks to doped superbenzene to overcome electronic hurdles

29 January 2015 Research

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Carefully designed jigsaw pieces may provide solution to graphene bandgap difficulties

Roche chases bolt-on acquisitions as it pushes into genomics  

Company’s recent shopping spree aims to harness genome sequencing to advance personalise...

Tiny volcanic cracks ‘incubated’ ancient DNA  

Rock pores may provide answer to mystery of how longer and longer DNA strands arose on the...

Live insects pictured with electron microscope  

A protective ‘nano-suit’ made from a common detergent protects specimens in a vacuum

Ex-US Navy weapons specialist arrested over chemical stockpile  

Arrest made in Canada over osmium tetroxide stores and other chemicals that triggered evac...

BPA use poses 'no health risks', says EU  

A European Food Safety Authority evaluation has found the use of BPA in plastics does not ...

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