Would you like some chemicals with that?
You might have no choice if you eat out. Natalie Parletta reports.
If anyone needs another good reason for choosing home-cooked food over restaurants or take-out, here it is: a study h...
Microbe battles contaminants
A bacterium from the wetlands shows promise against persistent pollutant.
A fallen tree exposes iron-rich soils, the source of PFAS-degrading bacteria in a forested wetland in New Jersey, US....
A 'practical starting point' on the route to carbon-neutral fuels
Researchers raise the bar in attempts to convert carbon dioxide.
Researchers have discovered what they call “a practical starting point” for converting carbon dioxide (CO2) into sust...
Is forensic science reliable? It depends on the questions you ask
There’s certainly more to it than just applying methods or conducting tests, says Claude Roux fro...
Footprints aren’t always as clear as this - but they nevertheless have their uses. Eddies Images/Shutterstock...
These nanoparticles are gems
They shift shape and become highly active catalytically.
US chemists report developing a new way to make catalysts from metal nanoparticles – and even recycle spent catalysts...
Salty tales: new mystery for the Dead Sea Scrolls
Chemical analysis reveals surprising details for the longest and whitest of the 2000-year-old tex...
Chemical analysis of one of the Dead Sea Scrolls has revealed some surprising findings – and added another layer of m...
Chocolate and cannabis make a hash of things
Matrix effect makes it hard to assess product potency.
Where cannabis products are legal it can be difficult to ensure they are legal, US chemists have found.In a paper pre...
Scientists create the world's thinnest gold
Introducing the skinny but efficient ‘nanoseaweed’.
British scientists have unveiled what they say is the thinnest unsupported gold ever created.At just 0.47 nanometres ...
Inspired by nature
Artificial catalysts mimic living enzymes.
US researchers say they have developed a synthetic catalyst that produces chemicals much the way enzymes do in living...
Carbon nanosprings could break down microplastics
Engineers try new approach to combat a ubiquitous pollutant.
Optical microscopy reveals microplastic debris in cosmetics. Xiaoguang Duan / MatterAustralian and Chinese engineers ...
Hydrogen, as you’ve never seen it
Finding the art in the Periodic Table.
This is Hydrogen, as visualised by young Australian artists Damon Kowarsky and Hyunju Kim. In 2017, Kowarsky was com...
Scientists catch chemical bonds exploding
But they needed very short laser pulses to do it.
What happens when you explode a chemical bond? Something a bit like this, apparently. Chemists at the University of ...