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Further Evidence that Life Might Have Started with RNA

By | May 13, 2016

Researchers show how RNA bases could self-assemble in conditions that might resemble Earth’s primordial soup.

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Nobel Laureate Dies

By | October 19, 2015

Richard Heck, pioneer of a reaction that binds carbon atoms using palladium, has passed away at age 84.

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Taking a Dino’s Temperature

By | October 15, 2015

Researchers develop a method for estimating the body temperatures of long-extinct species, and suggest that dinosaurs operated somewhere between endothermy and exothermy.

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Prominent Chemist Dies

By | May 7, 2015

Oktay Sinanoglu, best known for his work in physical chemistry and biochemistry, has passed away at age 80.

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On the Origins of Life

By | March 17, 2015

A new experimental system demonstrates that precursors of ribonucleotides, amino acids, and lipids may have simultaneously arisen from the same prebiotic chemistry.

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Two Chemists Knighted

By | January 2, 2015

Researchers who contributed to the development of Viagra and produced “greener” solvents, respectively, achieved knight status from the Queen of England.

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Evolution in Oil Droplets

By | December 9, 2014

For the first time, researchers have mimicked biological evolution using chemicals instead of living organisms.

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Virtual Reaction

By | October 20, 2014

A computer simulation could predict antibiotic resistance.

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A Conversation with a Laureate

By | October 13, 2014

The Scientist speaks with W.E. Moerner, who last week shared the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work on super-resolution molecular imaging.

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Illustrating Alchemy, 18th Century

By | September 1, 2014

As the science of chemistry developed, public perceptions of alchemists shifted from respect to ridicule.

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