Chemistry Articles

Articles about chemistry, matter, gases, fuels, green chemistry, nanotechnology...

22 November 2018

Are you a PhD student from Cambridge University? Fancy joining our team?

15 November 2018

Recent intern Tamsin Bell talks about her time working with the Naked Scientists. Have a read to find out what she got...

13 November 2018

The age of fossil fuel dependency is over and we need to find new ways to power our energetically demanding lives....

11 October 2018

Thousands of soiled nappies that were destined to clog Italian landfill sites or incinerators are being redirected to a...

03 May 2018

Some materials are special not for what they contain, but for what they don’t contain. Such is the case with metal-...

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...

20 April 2018

Micro- and nano-robots built for medical purposes have the potential to venture deep within our bodies to repair damage...

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?

30 December 2014

Our four-legged friends prove they truly are man's best friend by lending a paw in sniffing out human diseases...

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...

24 September 2012

Fresh water is a precious resource. How can the use and abuse of this resource exacerbate or manage water poverty in...