New manufacturing processes will revolutionise the way we take our medicines.
Archives need to take action now.
The laws and principles of chemistry seem pretty set in stone. But as a chemist explains, the field is always evolving, including such fundamental principles as what is a chemical bond.
Home economics isn't dead: We need it now more than ever. Founded by a pioneering chemist, it's about the insight that a change in one part of a system affects all the other parts.
A fetus needs oxygen long before its lungs work and it's exposed to the air. Some ingenious biochemistry explains how the mother's blood delivers it.
Even recycled plastics still end up in landfill with our current system.
A simple chemical reaction turns the red pigment of beets into a new, nontoxic blue dye.
Three foods and some cool stuff you should know about them.
Electronic waste is accumulating and is a resource to be exploited. Microfluidic devices allow the development of recycling, including the recycling of rare earths – a precious resource.
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?