Artificial intelligence research owes a lot to biology and chemistry.
The 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry goes to work on how to use the principles of evolution to create new medical treatments and renewable fuels.
In the EU, 31% of plastic products go to landfill: but a process called "cold plasma pyrolysis" could turn them into clean fuels.
The inventor of the brain-teasing Möbius strip died 150 years ago, but his creation continues to spawn new ideas in mathematics.
We know how to stop solid minerals converting to a liquid state mid voyage – so why does it still happen?
A weather expert explains where petrichor – that pleasant, earthy scent that accompanies a storm's first raindrops – comes from.
Research is yielding strategies for making plastics greener and more sustainable. But without support as they scale up, new versions will struggle to compete with well-established synthetic plastics.
For many learners science, and especially chemistry, remains a textbook phenomenon.
What is it that makes us feel drunk when we drink? And why do we keep drinking if it can make us feel so terrible?
Put simply, it's the outcome of a chemical reaction, which humans learned how to make some 400,000 years ago.
Even a small cloud can weigh as much as four tonnes – but gravity, chemistry and temperature keep them floating in the sky.
It is possible to split water into oxygen and hydrogen gas in zero gravity using sunlight, shows new study.
US firm HeatGenie is hoping to revive a technology that has surprising origins in World War II and beyond.
The world's biggest diamond company is to sell synthetic gemstones for the first time.
Whether at a family gathering or in a research lab, getting access to images immediately was a game changer. And Land's innovations went far beyond the instant photo.
A chemist explains how some molecules in human breast milk help fight infection. Understanding their properties could lead to better infant formulas that share the health advantages of breastfeeding.
Water is one of very few chemicals that is found as a liquid, solid and gas at any time on Earth. These three states of water help explain why ice makes a cracking sound when water is poured over it.
That pre-sleep herbal tea may be doing many people a lot of good.
It's all about the chemistry. Adding lemon can enhance the flavour and enjoyment of tea, and change its colour, but its best not to expect any extra boosts to your health.
Less-toxic hair dye would be a great invention. But discounting the risks that come with nanoparticles could undermine other efforts to protect human health and environmental from their effects.