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The rhythm of life

11 December 2017By

Emma Davies explores how unravelling the complex mechanisms of the body clock has led to some fascinating discoveries and a 2017 Nobel prize

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Precious water

20 November 2017By ,

Hayley Bennett investigates water treatment technologies that are saving lives where there are no taps or pipes

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Brick by brick

23 October 2017By Fiona Case

From green LEGO bricks to compostable shoes, Fiona Case investigates how Lego and Reebok are making biomaterials mainstream

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Catalysts get helping hands

9 October 2017By ,

Ida Emilie Steinmark finds out how new research may boost catalytic performance

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The hunt is on

13 February 2018By ,

Japanese element hunters are trying to extend the periodic table

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A fluid idea, with holes

8 January 2018By

Nina Notman talks to the chemists who are making the seemingly implausible materials coined ‘porous liquids’

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Exceptional enzymes

29 August 2017By

New biological catalysts could deliver useful chemicals chemistry cannot make