Researchers continue to find PFAS-contaminated sites and waterways. Perhaps it is time to consider wider bans on these persistent chemicals.
Are molecules, chairs, genes and humans really just the sum of their physical parts? A team of philosophers are trying to find out.
We need phosphorus for life, as well as for fertiliser to help plants grow, but raw supplies are limited.
Researchers would like to find a way to relate the human perception of dryness to the chemical and physical properties of the wine.
Water and sap inside the wood make mini explosions as they turn into gas and burst out. That's why damp wood makes the noisiest fires.
Nobel Prizes in science are usually given for revolutionary ideas that change our perception of the universe. But this year's chemistry prize was awarded to inventors of a revolutionary device.
Stanley Whittingham, John Goodenough and Akira Yoshino created a safe, light, rechargeable battery that has revolutionised society and is probably powering the device you're reading this on right now.
In an age when women were rarely allowed in observatories, Margaret Burbidge changed how we saw the stars.
Bubbles in fizzy drinks are full of science you probably didn't know about - and which can even be found in volcanoes!
From heavy metal to lighter than air gas, these elements and others from the Periodic Table are transformed into artworks that go on display from today.
Most of us look forward to the fireworks on the Fourth of July. But did you ever wonder how the chemists create those colors that light up the night sky? Are some colors harder to create than others?
I have been interested in the science of fire and fireworks for a long time, and can tell you there is a lot happening in the very short time it takes to light a match.
Bushfires require three key ingredients to ignite: heat, fuel and oxygen.
Potions, spells and alchemy are intriguing to children and adults alike. A professor of literature explains what's behind this fascination and reveals where to experience the magic of transformation.
The elements that make up each column of the periodic table share a set of common traits. Here, a chemist describes group 15 and the crucial role phosphorus, in particular, plays in cancer.
Spiders use different types of silk for different purposes – and not all of them are as strong as steel.
Recent extreme rains and weather in the Midwest are causing a multitude of problems in the topsoil that much of the nation's food supply relies on.
As antibiotic resistance increases globally, the heat is on to find new alternatives to treat infections. Chemists can get a head start by looking at compounds produced in nature by fishes' microbes.
The spill at Sydney's Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation facility was of a household cleaning chemical that can be dangerous if it makes contact with the skin.
Left off publications due to Nazi prejudice, this Jewish woman lost her rightful place in the scientific pantheon as the discoverer of nuclear fission.