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Lab Babble - It’s all just personality testes

Added: 20 May 2021

Go on... you know you want to because, as scientists, it’s a built-in imperative. Just by bringing …

How to keep your research on target

Added: 30 Apr 2021

Is a lack of focus baffling your team? Dr Matthew Partridge recommends setting research goals and s…

COVID lessons to be learned across the cross-channel cultural divide

Added: 29 Apr 2021

Has the cross-channel cultural divide impacted Covid outcomes? Bringing a unique perspective on the…

What should the new Advanced Research & Invention Agency look like?

Added: 15 Apr 2021

Following the announcement of the proposed launch of the new Advanced Research & Invention Agency (…

Workplace wellbeing and outdoor green space

Added: 15 Mar 2021

Complementing our January issue cover story on bringing nature indoors, and against a backdrop stee…

Unlimited gas separations materials data and analysis for industry

Added: 25 Jan 2021

An international research team has reduced the analysis of materials for gas separation from weeks …

2020's top 100 highlights in research and scholarly commentary

Added: 21 Jan 2021

Good science thrives - even during a pandemic! We all know what dominated most of our thoughts in 2…

Planet Earth: A user’s guide

Added: 4 Dec 2020

In the 2020 Royal Institution Christmas Lectures, three expert scientists from different fields wil…

Nonscience Returns: You can get away with anything on TV

Added: 2 Nov 2020

Biologist and broadcaster Professor Brian J Ford’s satire on science has just been updated as Nonsc…

Lessons learnt from a zero-carbon laboratory

Added: 23 Oct 2020

Mathew Butler reviews the operation of the University of Nottingham’s Centre for Sustainable Chemis…

Making it happen: young people aren’t just the leaders of tomorrow

Added: 23 Oct 2020

Freelance nextgen reporter, Amy Grace, interviews Mhairi McCann; one of the Women in Engineering So…

lab.or.a.tol.o.gy: Stuck in the middle

Added: 23 Oct 2020

In sympathy with all those researchers out there trying to get the tough papers writer, Dr Matthew …

Career chances for technicians shouldn’t be a matter of luck

Added: 20 Oct 2020

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The Royal Society of Chemistry’s former president Carol Robinson talks through h…

Jurassic Park style GM experiment flies under the radar

Added: 1 Sep 2020

An Oxfordshire based company is at the centre of planned controversial use of GM modified mosquitoe…

Scientists and policy experts raise COVID-19 and climate crises analogues

Added: 8 Jul 2020

Epidemiologists highlighted the dangers of COVID-19 in its early stages, but their warnings went la…

Illegal wildlife trading threatens all creatures great and small

Added: 29 May 2020

Besides being a major threat to biodiversity, the wildlife trade can be a cause of global public he…

Getting into the lab, via the stomach

Added: 26 Jan 2020

Of all the incentives lab supply companies have in their arsenal – there is one guaranteed way they…

Game Theory: Phylo

Added: 20 Dec 2019

Games have never been more popular and in their column Dr Louise Robinson and Dr Ian Turner take us…

Festive footprint

Added: 19 Dec 2019

More than 11,000 scientists have warned of a “catastrophic hothouse Earth” that could result from c…

Pushing the lithium-ion limit

Added: 29 Oct 2019

As the global demand for consumer electronics, electric cars and renewable energy rise, the need fo…