How does antibiotic resistance emerge? Anthony King discovers that the conventional narrative doesn't tell the whole story.
Fundamental research is helping to drive the development of a new generation of catalysts that should accelerate progress towards global sustainability goals. Lou Reade reports.
Fears that AI may be misused to discover and design new chemical and biological weapons appear to be well founded, Katrina Megget reports. But how do we minimise the risks while harnessing the technology to make better drugs and other benign chemicals faster and with lower environmental impact?
Most plants don’t grow well in metal-rich soils. But some actively take up metals and store them. Known as phytomining, the process promises a greener and more sustainable approach to producing in-demand metals. Jasmin Fox-Skelly reports