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Fields of influence

A stunning experiment suggests we can use electric fields to control chemical reactions. But how far can the idea go?

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Fields of influence

A stunning experiment suggests we can use electric fields to control chemical reactions. But how far can the idea go?

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On stranger nucleotides

Chemists have been making artificial DNA base pairs for 20 years. Where will this race end and can anyone even see the finish line?

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On stranger nucleotides

Chemists have been making artificial DNA base pairs for 20 years. Where will this race end and can anyone even see the finish line?

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Mpemba’s mystery

Why does hot water sometimes freeze faster than cold? The answer is more complicated than one group of scientists seems to think…

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Mpemba’s mystery

Why does hot water sometimes freeze faster than cold? The answer is more complicated than one group of scientists seems to think…

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A transparent problem?

The trade of scientific glassblowing is declining in the UK. This can only be a bad thing for chemistry…

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A transparent problem?

The trade of scientific glassblowing is declining in the UK. This can only be a bad thing for chemistry…

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Sound approach to drug testing

Promising drug compounds might have been missed due to errors introduced by pipettes. ‘Acoustic dispensing’ could be the answer…

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Sound approach to drug testing

Promising drug compounds might have been missed due to errors introduced by pipettes. ‘Acoustic dispensing’ could be the answer…

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A nasal spray for introverts?

Why oxytocin is not the clear cut route to social harmony its sometimes made out to be…

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A nasal spray for introverts?

Why oxytocin is not the clear cut route to social harmony its sometimes made out to be…

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How to reconstruct past climates

Some molecules are so unreactive that they can see completely boring. Until you realise just how long they’ve been around…

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How to reconstruct past climates

Some molecules are so unreactive that they can see completely boring. Until you realise just how long they’ve been around…

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Spectrometry to the rescue!

Move over sniffer dogs! An Ion Mobility Spectrometer is the best way to search for trapped people, according to new research…

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Spectrometry to the rescue!

Move over sniffer dogs! An Ion Mobility Spectrometer is the best way to search for trapped people, according to new research…

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Helping hand for Van Gogh conservators

Mysterious ‘grey crust’ on artwork is explained with an unexpected cadmium salt…

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Helping hand for Van Gogh conservators

Mysterious ‘grey crust’ on artwork is explained with an unexpected cadmium salt…

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Powering up retinal prosthetics

A system of video goggles and an artificial retina powered by infrared lasers could restore sight to the blind…

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Powering up retinal prosthetics

A system of video goggles and an artificial retina powered by infrared lasers could restore sight to the blind…

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