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Chinese chemistry Ph.D. grads are forgoing U.S. postdocs

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Appetite grows for sensors and drug delivery devices that can be ingested

DowDuPont, Chemours named in GenX lawsuit

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Roche, Warp Drive form antibiotics pact

Big pharma firm will pay up to $87 million for access to novel natural product classes

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The electrolytes in the lithium-ion batteries that power our electronic devices are flammable, so these batteries can explode when damaged. C&EN visited some researchers who are tackling the problem, building high-performing Li-ion batteries that can take a licking without a negative reaction.

NANO CONTEST WINNER

Vladimir Kitaev has won our #NationalNanoDay photo contest with his silver nanoflowers! Watch cen.chempics.org all week for more great nano images.