Interviews about Chemistry

Interviews about states of matter, gases, fuels, green chemistry, chemical reactions and nanotechnology...

09 February 2015

How sperm gear themselves up to fertilise an egg is very difficult to study. But now remote controlled sperm shed light...

06 February 2015

Learning more about how enzymes work could lead to the design of new enzymes.

26 January 2015

We follow a batch of rubbish on its recycling journey...

26 January 2015

What is a plastic, and how are plastics made? Physicist Athene Donald makes some nylon and demonstrates thermoplastics...

20 January 2015

Where did the ingredients for life come from? A new study suggests that deep-space sugars could hold the key...

12 January 2015

A new ingredient that can trick your body into feeling full has been discovered by researchers in London.

12 January 2015

There could be trouble ahead if we burn all our available fossil fuels, according to new research.

06 January 2015

Apart from a dissolving teaspoon, the element gallium might hold the key to making more powerful processors for...

16 December 2014

We find out how best to impress at the dinner table this year with some super science experiments...

16 December 2014

There are a lot of mixed messages about the risks and rewards of drinking wine. So, what's true and what's...

18 November 2014

Lightning looks set to strike twice as often in future thanks to global warming, a new study predicts...

11 November 2014

Scrubbing away C02 emissions to cut carbon emissions, combat climate change and slash energy costs.

20 October 2014

Waste is contaminating the river Thames. To stop this, a new super sewer is being built, and there are plans to take...

01 October 2014

Plants are hugely efficient at creating energy from sunlight. Now researchers are trying to capture sunlight to make...

23 September 2014

Cambridge based company Dovetailed have developed a process to print fruit, including ones that don’t even exist, like...

23 September 2014

Does fracking contaminate our water supplies? And if so, is this down to the process itself or simply poor workmanship?

23 September 2014

A new, nanoparticle treatment for multiple sclerosis is about to be trialled in Cambridge.

17 August 2014

New research is showing that Ancient Egyptians were mummifying their dead a lot longer ago than previously imagined,...

08 August 2014

Why do foods like lamb and mint sauce go so well together, while other combinations cause us to cringe?

04 August 2014

Organic chemistry in 50 million year old specimens have revealed some surprising secrets about dinosaurs and leaves

30 June 2014

Steel has a huge variety of uses, from armoured cars to and inside jet engines. Do we still have more to learn about...

30 June 2014

Could we stop climate change by pumping particles into the ozone? Dr Kirsty Kuo thinks it's a possibility...

10 June 2014

How do we protect substances we need to survive harsh environments like washing powder or even our stomachs?

19 May 2014

Joel Kostka investigated in how microorganisms played a role in cleaning up the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon Oil...