• Lab talk: Growing microflowers in the lab

    These microscopic blooms could boost solar & sensor technologies.

    Flowers aren’t only grown in greenhouses – some are grown in labs like mine.My flowers look a bit like carnations, ...

    Chemistry November 30, 2015
  • The perfect grilled cheese sandwich

    The chemistry that goes to create a perfect grilled cheese. American Chemical Society's Reactions series, c...

    Chemistry November 6, 2015
  • 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 September 28, 2015
  • 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 ...

    Chemistry July 30, 2015
  • 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 ...

    Chemistry July 14, 2015
  • 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...

    Chemistry June 26, 2015
  • 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...

    Chemistry June 16, 2015
  • 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...

    Chemistry June 2, 2015
  • 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...

    Chemistry April 27, 2015
  • 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 ...

    Chemistry April 21, 2015
  • 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...

    Chemistry April 17, 2015
  • 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...

    Chemistry March 31, 2015
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