Chemistry

25 April 2017

Harnessing liquid water from water vapour in the air could help millions experiencing water shortages.

11 April 2017

Destroying the cells controlling the build-up of fat tissue causes mice to become obese with no change in diet.

24 January 2017

How and why are they so much more efficient than a standard light bulb?

05 January 2017

From bean to cup: how do you brew a coffee?

29 December 2016

What happens to a hen's egg left soaking for a day or two in vinegar?

28 November 2016

How do we find DNA? And can we use sequencing to work out what's in our smoothie?

07 November 2016

When we're searching for life in our universe, what are we looking for?

10 October 2016

...and they're a thousand times thinner than a human hair.

13 September 2016

Will the new ban on microbeads make a difference?

11 August 2016

The Royal Society for Public Health recently called for drugs to be decriminalised but what were their reasons?

02 August 2016

The Olympics are only just beginning but stories of doping have been filling the papers for months. So what's the...

26 July 2016

Researchers may have found a tiny solution for storing big data.

26 July 2016

The UK's leading academies have issued a joint statement on the key priorities for UK science after the referendum.

26 July 2016

What's happening inside the engine to keep your car moving?

26 July 2016

Is there any way to change the petrol fractions of crude oil so they can work in a diesel engine?

26 July 2016

What are biofuels made from and are they any better than fossil fuels?

26 July 2016

Natural gas vehicles are a cleaner alternative to petrol and diesel but the high pressures required to store the gas...

12 July 2016

Are diamonds little more than just a lump of coal?

27 June 2016

The physics behind a healthy chocolate ganache.

27 June 2016

The science behind frying, and top tips on getting your fish perfect

27 June 2016

Can psychology improve your dining experience?

27 June 2016

How do various flavours interact when you have a drink?

23 May 2016

Can smart plastics grab salt from water in a cheap, sustainable way?

23 May 2016

With fresh water in short supply in many countries, can we take the salt out of the sea without breaking the energy...