The perfect grilled cheese sandwich
The chemistry that goes to create a perfect grilled cheese.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rttkpPFNkmY&feature=emb_title The American Chemical Society's Reactions series, c...
Microbes' role in a wine's 'terroir'
A fungus that provides wine with a distinctive bouquet & flavour.
New Zealand and British scientists say they have discovered the first direct evidence of a fungus that helps provide ...
Chemistry of tattoo permanency
The chemistry of tattoo ink and its permanence.
The American Chemical Society explores what tattoo ink is made of, why this body art is permanent – whether you like ...
Hopes of cheaper hydrogen
New catalyst brings the hope of more affordable hydrogen.
Stanford scientists may have solved a major problem with the development of hydrogen fuels cells - the difficulty in ...
Chlorine is not making your eyes red
Chlorine in pool water isn’t the culprit for red eyes.
Chlorine on its own won't make your eyes red. But when it reacts with human urine it forms chemical compounds that wi...
How to produce gold without using cyanide
Aussie scientists have discovered new way to produce gold.
Australian researchers have found a way to produce gold without using cyanide for the first time. The country's gove...
Why dogs stink when they're wet
Canine chemistry – youtube video on smells and your dog.
An entertaining video from the everyday chemistry YouTube channel Reactions on smells and your dog – both going and c...
New card game puts the fun into chemistry
Strategy-based card game which makes a game out of chemistry.
There's a new strategy-based card game, called Ion, which makes a game out of chemistry. It challenges players to gr...
170-year-old Champagne from shipwreck
Bottle gives insight into 19th century winemaking.
Scientists have analysed samples of 170-year-old Champagne which was recovered from a shipwreck on the bottom of the ...
Grapefruit compound huge commercial future
Recreation of the flavour and scent of a grapefruit.
Scientists have recreated the flavour and scent of a grapefruit in the lab, using an orange. But the work was far fro...
Potion knocks out super-resistant microbes
Medieval potion from the world’s first known medical textbook.
A 1,000-year-old formula for a potion from the world's first known medical textbook has shown remarkable results in k...
Why sodium explodes in water
A discovery after revisiting a basic chemistry experiment.
There’s nothing like an explosion to help you learn chemistry. Remember when your high school teacher dropped a lump ...