Chemistry News Articles

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18 September 2011

Online computer gaming is sometimes viewed as a mere pastime without much outward benefit, but new research reveals how...

12 September 2011

Plants able to grow on toxic explosive components could clean up contaminated compounds.

23 August 2011

Scientists from the University of Pennsylvania have discovered how coffee spills evaporate to leave hollow circular...

21 August 2011

Diamonds have been found in candle flames...

16 August 2011

Synthesised derivatives of a compound extracted from ginseng appear to reduce the destructive side-effects of cancer...

26 June 2011

Good news for hayfever sufferers – by cracking the crystal structure of the histamine receptor, scientists are on the...

19 June 2011

Porous molecules, useful in a huge range of applications including separating chemicals and catalysing reactions, may...

16 June 2011

Attacking bacteria are sensed by plants which need to fine-tune their immune systems in response.

25 May 2011

By studying the wobbles of a compound called ytterbium flouride in an electric field, scientists have discovered the...

23 May 2011

Scientists have developed a sugar-fuelled chemical filter to clean up contaminated water.

15 May 2011

Researchers in Seattle and Washington have solved an “enormous jigsaw puzzle” to design two novel proteins that bind to...

13 March 2011

Scientists have added a sparkle to the arsenal of anti-tumour agents by successfully demonstrating that diamonds can...

13 March 2011

A group of Brazilian researchers led by Renata Castro, have found that the classic comedy banana skin is actually very...

06 March 2011

The origins of life on earth are a hotly debated topic among scientists. One theory suggests that meteorites brought...

06 March 2011

With a breakthrough that could hasten the arrival of a new generation of even more powerful microprocessors, scientists...

30 January 2011

Researchers in America this week have dramatically enlarged the catalogue of known genes which allow an organism to...

10 January 2011

A method invented by nanotechnologists at The University of Texas in Dallas has been used for the first time to create...

19 December 2010

In case you were thinking of shunning turkey for Christmas dinner this year and chowing down on hamburgers, researchers...

19 December 2010

The discovery of bacteria that appear to thrive on toxic arsenic may have implications for our understanding of the...

21 November 2010

A lot of us like a nice glass of wine at the end of the day, but for around 500 million people in the world, that’s not...

19 September 2010

In a move that could hold the key to better drugs to beat a range of mood disorders including depression, French...

25 July 2010

A new more efficient way of converting carbon-dioxide back to carbon has been invented that uses solar energy very...

11 April 2010

One of the hottest areas of materials science is the development of composite materials that combine the useful...

07 March 2010

Millions of tonnes of methane locked up beneath the shoreline of Siberia are becoming unstable and escaping into the...