Scientists analyzing isotope ratios have found that many of the elements that make up life could be left over from Earth’s formation.
They have properties that make them essential for many products.
Chlorine is a widely used industrial chemical that’s frequently a factor in toxic accidents and workplace injuries. A pharmaceutical expert explains why it’s so hazardous.
Ever wonder why bakers spend so long kneading their dough? They’re trying to form a gluten network, which helps the bread rise.
There are a lot of myths about crystals − for example, that they are magical rocks with healing powers. An earth scientist explains some of their amazing true science.
The turkey doesn’t have to be the star this Thanksgiving. Vegetable side dishes are packed with nutrients − depending on how you prepare them, they can help keep you energized this holiday season.
Flame retardants were developed to prevent house fires and help save lives. But they come with some serious health risks.
Scientists have known about the ‘formose reaction’ for 160 years. New research shows how it could have played a key role in the creation of life.
Understanding how the intricate spots and stripes, or Turing patterns, of many animals form can help scientists mimic those processes in the lab.
‘Living materials’ made with genetically engineered bacteria and Jell-O-like gel could make pollutants in water bodies nontoxic.
Some coffee lovers can’t do without their hit of caffeine. But if you prefer decaf, here’s the intriguing science of how it’s made, why it costs more – and how much caffeine makes it to your cup.
Scientists have been searching Earth’s surface for superheavy elements too difficult to make in the lab, but now, many are looking to the skies instead.
Life seems to just mysteriously ‘emerge’ from non-living parts, such as elementary particles.
An unusual lake with distinct layers of low-oxygen and high-iron water lets researchers investigate conditions like those in the early Earth’s oceans.
Louis Brus explains some of the foundational research – and how even the letter carrier wants to shake your hand when you’ve just won a Nobel Prize.
A team of scientists has developed a method for creating a new class of plastic materials that are potentially more recyclable than single-use plastics.
Pantry food can go bad if exposed to oxygen, but an AI model might help develop more effective preservatives and keep food fresher for longer.
Louis Brus, one of the newest Nobel laureates in chemistry, speaks to The Conversation Weekly podcast.
The limitless world of chemistry and how researchers investigate it.
Quantum dot technology has also helped revolutionise medical imagining.