Cosmos Briefing: The Hydrogen Solution
Experts discuss hydrogen as a renewable energy.
Join our Cosmos Briefing The Hydrogen Solution, Thursday 11 March. To combat the climate crisis, the world needs t...
Percy Julian makes history
World-renowned African-American chemist battled racism to succeed.
February is Black History Month in the United States, set aside as a time to recognise achievements by African Americ...
Explainer: Titan’s chemistry
Atomic-force microscopy allows new understanding of Saturn’s moon.
New research from the Astrophysical Journal has identified some of the intricate molecules and reactions happening on...
Down with global CFCs
Discovery brings new hope for recovery of the Earth’s ozone layer.
After a hiccup in global efforts to reduce ozone-damaging emissions, scientists have found that levels of the major o...
Weather check: Paul Crutzen
Farewell to the father of the Anthropocene.
Paul Crutzen, Nobel laureate and one of the world’s most distinguished climate scientists, died on 28 January 2021, a...
Synthetic progesterone linked to brain tumours.
Prolonged use of hormones may have long-term consequences for women. A team of researchers led by Alain Weill from...
First measurements of synthetic, highly radioactive element.
For the first time ever, US scientists have studied the properties of einsteinium – the highly radioactive, short-liv...
Bubbles on electrodes? Not a problem
Research shows they can speed up chemical processes.
Australian researchers say they have shown that the formation of bubbles on electrodes – usually thought to be a hind...
Dark chemistry in a lab as cold as space
Making glycine without UV opens world of possibilities.
An international team of astrochemists has produced glycine – the simplest amino acid – in a lab that simulates the d...
Shining a light on wine fraud
New technique looks for fingerprints to prove origin.
Australian wine scientists are testing the potential of molecular fingerprinting to quickly authenticate the provenan...
A catalyst for faster, cheaper biodiesel
New system can work with low-grade feedstock.
Australian and British researchers have developed a new, low-cost way to make biodiesel from used cooking oil and agr...
The vision of Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin
Captured for life by chemistry and crystals.
Crystallography sounds as if it could be among services on offer at a fortune-teller’s shop, alongside tarot cards an...