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The lab where everything goes wrong

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Some days feel like an episode of the Twilight Zone…

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A career in research is becoming increasingly ‘temporary’

17 January 2019

The half-life of a scientific career has dropped from 35 years to five in the last 50 years

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Wiley strikes open access deal with German universities and libraries

17 January 2019

Agreement hailed as a victory for Project Deal with further deals now expected to follow

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Pfizer to close two manufacturing plants in India

16 January 2019

Closures will lead to the loss of 1700 jobs – almost 6% of the pharma giant’s manufacturing workforce

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More than half of EU scientists are thinking of leaving Brexit UK

15 January 2019

UK science and engineering trade union survey finds 66% of its European members have considered leaving the country

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Chemist’s rescue mission saved doctoral student trapped in Isis war zone

14 January 2019

Lund University analytical chemistry professor hired mercenaries to free her PhD student and his family from Islamic State territory

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The discovery of graphene

7 January 2019By , Roger Langridge

Read how Andre Geim’s Friday night experiments led to the discovery of graphene, a single layer of carbon atoms

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Ready for a Raman shift

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Raman spectroscopy has been seen as a tool for physicists and chemists but Hayley Bennett finds it has the potential to cause a major shift in the way we do medicine

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What is an element?

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Our understanding of what an element is has evolved over the years, but it’s still a tricky concept to nail down. Philip Ball investigates

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