Chemistry Articles

Articles about chemistry and chemical sciences, written by scientists and researchers internationally.


28 April 2018

We are addicted to plastics. They are used for everything, from food packaging to smart phones. But when we are done...

25 April 2018

In 1953, James Watson and Francis Crick built ball-and-stick models to help discover the structure of deoxyribonucleic...

13 April 2018

A recent study has seen microplastics in the headlines: 40 river beds in urban, suburban and rural regions of northwest...

16 November 2017

The recent discovery of two neutron stars colliding brings us one step closer to understanding how heavier elements,...

15 December 2016

European scientists are joining forces to find out more about the impact of common chemicals on human health, with the...

01 December 2016

Trillions of pieces of plastic are floating in the oceans, potentially damaging human health, killing wildlife, and...

03 October 2016

Real life superheroes from the animal kingdom, and how they could help humanity.

26 September 2016

You've just created something new in the lab! Now, how do you find out what it is?

18 February 2016

Technology is helping halt the wave of fake drugs and their often lethal consequences.

28 January 2016

Researchers are getting ready to test a tobacco-powered aeroplane thanks to a new bio jet fuel...

04 January 2016

Should you New Year's resolution be to eat more Brussel sprouts? Discover the health benefits of the humble veg...

23 January 2015

90% of the world consumes caffeine. But are we addicted to the substance, and is it any good for us?

21 August 2014

Every chemical reaction on earth, from digesting food to powering a car requires a catalysis. We use man-made catalyses...

25 December 2013

It is London in the year 2037, and the artificial fog rolls off the Thames. A successful academic drug-hunter named...

15 October 2012

With the precision design of superalloy materials we are able to manufacture materials that can cope with most of the...

14 August 2012

Less than 5% of the nitrogen added to crops to feed animals ends up as meat in our mouths. The rest is wasted and...

21 June 2012

The psychedelic drug psilocybin, the active principal of magic mushrooms, was once thought to have promising medical...

18 February 2012

Ocean deadzones are triggered by nitrogen-fuelled bursts of microorganisms. So how does this happen and what can we do...

19 August 2011

Leukaemia is a deadly cancer of the blood affecting over 250,000 people every year, many of which are children. It isn...

21 April 2011

Countless atomic recipes and crystal arrangements mean there are literally trillions of possible materials that could...

25 October 2008

Surprising as it sounds, one of the world's top tipples a century ago was laced with cocaine. And although the...

16 July 2008

Simpsons fans will know only too well the opening sequence to the cartoon in which Homer discovers, during his commute...

22 December 2007

Snowflakes form when water vapour condenses directly into ice crystals, and for many years writers have used their...