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Lab Babble: Swan’s Goosey gander

Added: 20 Nov 2023

Success is never guaranteed, we need to reward doggedness and chance, Russ Swan reminds us.

Breaking down a breakup

Added: 6 Nov 2023

The seas around Florida provided the opportunity to analyse the movement of the Earth’s crust durin…

Walking the talk

Added: 30 Oct 2023

It’s easy to sign up to greener practice in principle but how do life sciences firms prove they del…

Lab Innovations 2023: sustainable solvent selection

Added: 9 Oct 2023

While much discussion around sustainability has focused on the energy efficiency of instruments and…

The root of it

Added: 2 Oct 2023

Seaweed is an intrinsic part of our existence on this planet and it could just be the very thing th…

Getting drastic on plastic

Added: 25 Sep 2023

Our third feature on the Lab innovations My Green Lab/Laboratory News-curated sessions details Labc…

Outsmarting contaminants

Added: 25 Sep 2023

Time-consuming off-site manual testing is being supplanted in many areas by faster and greater capa…

A lighter approach

Added: 18 Sep 2023

The drive to achieve sustainable laboratories affects all areas of operation. After the more obviou…

Water, the source of (lab) life

Added: 11 Sep 2023

When it comes to laboratory liquid, there’s just nothing that can top the peerless H20, argues Matt…

Game Theory: Ocean Pods

Added: 4 Sep 2023

Leicestershire-based Molinarius Games has a water focus. So how does its Ocean Pods board game meas…

Cycling to zero

Added: 4 Sep 2023

Images of workplace pollution and waste usually focus on heavy industry but ignore the sizeable con…

Look beyond the Horizon

Added: 3 Aug 2023

While many scientists are keen to see the UK back in the Horizon Europe programme, Professor Brian …

Lab Babble: Today’s fact, tomorrow’s retract

Added: 10 Jul 2023

You can withdraw a discredited paper, but the long tail of citations lingers on and on, cautions Ru…

Big Ask: Pushing the boundaries

Added: 10 Jul 2023

Terahertz technology may be in its relative infancy but fortunately the scientist leading the Natio…

Time to get VOCal

Added: 3 Jul 2023

We rightly pay attention to CO₂ and methane, says Chang Foo, but more consideration is needed of th…

Guestbook: Formula for our future

Added: 15 May 2023

Efforts by the energy intensive chemicals industry to promote a greener future will impact greatly …

Lab.or.a.tol.o.gy: Telling it like it is

Added: 9 May 2023

How to temper the urge to make projects succeed at the expense of sustainability? It’s all in the n…

Health in the round

Added: 2 May 2023

In the second of our features on key talks from the recent Lab Innovations’ My Green Lab/Laboratory…

Keener on greener

Added: 27 Mar 2023

Sustainability was the core of Lab Innovations’ MyGreenLab/Laboratory News seminar series. In the f…

Colouring our view

Added: 20 Mar 2023

The work of spectroscopy’s early pioneers continues to influence us today, says Brian J Ford, and i…