An explosive was recently made by accident in a UK lab, but many labs across the world make them for interest and application.
The reason you feel things as solid is all to do with electrons.
Surely only a weirdo wouldn't enjoy the smell of flowers and pine forests? But as Kate Grenville writes in her latest book, fragrance causes untold misery to many of us.
The proof is in the pottery.
A new study analyses the chemistry of a Stradivarius, but there's little evidence these violins actually sound any better.
Plan to develop long-lasting supercapacitors would provide a faster, safer alternative to lithium batteries.
The same chemical reaction is behind the frothing of milk in your cappuccino and the whipping of egg whites in sweet meringue.
Here's your chance to take part in a global science experiment.
Wetland disappearance is destroying organic historical evidence that's been preserved for thousands of years.
Five decades of highly productive and groundbreaking research doesn't mean there's no time for a touch of football.
Programmable materials that can change shape could have all manner of potential uses.
The smallest motors ever made could one day have a huge impact on our lives.
Anyone for a 2,512-day-old burger?
New plastic banknotes pose a challenge to forensic scientists that clever chemistry can solve.
New research is narrowing the gap, creating technology with the detecting capabilities of canines but without the downsides of relying on a biological system.
Eucalyptus oil is useful for lots of things – what if that list also included carbon-neutral aviation fuel? Chemistry suggests it could.
What the Montreal Protocol has done for the ozone hole threat other international accords could do for climate change – if we all agree.
Sugar is maligned for its effects on our health, but it's an amazing substance and can be used for more than just making things taste sweet.
A new theory could explain why the key molecules of life - DNA and RNA - only come in one of two possible forms.
As four new chemical elements are named, here's all you need to know.