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.
2019 is the International Year of the Periodic Table. The person who typically gets credit for its creation is Dimitri Mendeleev. But there were many more chemists who should be recognized.
When it snows, it pours – but why do municipalities treat the roads with salt? A chemist explains how salt affects water and ice.
Wishing you a Happy International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements on the occasion of its 150th birthday in 2019!
The latest version of the Spider-Man video game offers insights into how science could be taught more effectively to today's college students, a researcher and video game enthusiast suggests.
New research suggests ultrasound could make henna-based hair dyes more effective.
The microbes living in the soils around plant roots can help plants deal with a variety of stresses.
There have been some rather wacky looking suggestions for arranging the chemical elements.
Whether forged by geological processes or laboratory techniques, diamonds are diamonds. Their unique properties mean they have applications that are not bling-related as well.
The use of the popular mobile application for multimedia sharing in a large laboratory class was shown to enhance the students' learning experiences.
A PhD student in chemistry addresses some of the most common misconceptions about chemistry.
Chemists sure know how to party. And here is the proof. On October 23rd they celebrate their hallowed unit: the mole. Find out what that's all about.
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.