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In partnership with the world’s leading scientific bodies, RACI brings you the latest news headlines locally and from across the globe. Featuring article summaries from ACS, RSC and Science Alert.

Computational chemists unpick adenine–thymine bias

Quantum insights into mechanisms behind tautomer-driven DNA evolution Read more >

Program ready to weed out tough drug leads

Model could help drug firms avoid synthetically complex dead ends… Read more >

Barbituric acid

It may have been largely superceded in the clinic but… Read more >

Glowing DNA Strands Measure Toxic Mercury In Fish

Analytical Chemistry: A new assay provides a simpler way to… Read more >

Shedding light on fading reds in Van Gogh’s paintings

An exotic lead mineral may be the ‘missing link’ in… Read more >

US universities warn against patent reform proposals

Congress is considering legislation that would devastate university technology transfer… Read more >

Proposed ozone rule could cut US GDP by $1.7 trillion

US manufacturing association report claims tighter ozone standard would carry… Read more >

J&J to sell cardiac devices to wholesaler Cardinal

Commodity technology no longer fits with company’s focus on… Read more >

Are you sitting comfortably?

Science has great tales to tell, but we mustn’t… Read more >

Bristol-Myers Squibb Accesses Small Molecules For Immunotherapy

Cancer Research: Company signs two deals that bolster a toolbox… Read more >

Chemists zinc up ‘aromatic’ metal cubes

Metal-organic clusters share electrons between eight covalently linked metal… Read more >

Learning from the masters

By unpicking how cephalopods change their looks to match their… Read more >

Meteoritic rise of perovskite solar cells under scrutiny over efficiencies

Testing procedures and device instability mean performance may be inflated… Read more >

UN proposes Bhopal contamination probe

Offer to investigate continuing pollution from the Bhopal disaster 30… Read more >

Spicing up MOFs

Framework based on the turmeric pigment curcumin delivers two drugs… Read more >

AstraZeneca to spin off anti-infectives research

Early-stage research will transfer to a new company, while… Read more >

AstraZeneca Will Spin Off Antibiotics

Drug Discovery: Stand-alone company to be formed after no… Read more >

Bioinspired Antireflective Coating Could Help Devices Capture More Light

Materials: A design similar to the compound eye of a… Read more >

Obama Vetoes Keystone Pipeline

Energy: Congress will attempt override move but likely lacks votes… Read more >

Reconfigurable Emulsions Might Find Use As Chemical Sensors

Surfactants tune the surface tension between liquids, cause droplets to… Read more >

Calcium Channel Fingered In Ebola’s Infection Pathway

Virology: Two-pore channel 2 could provide a druggable target… Read more >

Rajendra Pachauri, Chair Of Intergovernmental Panel On Climate Change, Resigns

Former IPCC leader faces allegations of sexual harassment Read more >

Reconfigurable Emulsions Might Find Use As Chemical Sensors

Surfactants tune the surface tension between liquids, cause droplets to… Read more >

New Insecticidal Strategy Kills Crop Pests With RNA Interference

Insecticides: Researchers stop the Colorado potato beetle in its tracks… Read more >

Englerin A Targets Uncovered

Drug Discovery: Natural product kills kidney cancer cells by activating… Read more >

Sun rises on new solar route to hydrogen

Photocatalyst has solar-to-hydrogen conversion efficiency of 2% and… Read more >

The enzyme hunters

Novozymes is scouring the world for enzymes that make industrial… Read more >

Petrified beetles

Carbonisation provides path for microstructure preservation in biological specimens Read more >

Traits not technology should govern EU GM laws, MPs say

UK science and technology committee says European rules are flawed… Read more >

Siloxanes Unexpectedly Observed In Antarctic Soil And Water

Environment: Study suggests that volatile methylsiloxanes in personal care products… Read more >

Asahi Kasei Buys Polypore

M&A: Deal highlights growing role of Japanese firms in… Read more >

Caramel colour in soft drinks linked to cancer

Regulatory bodies and researchers sceptical of study on 4-MEI… Read more >

Chemistry to the rescue

Can research have real impacts on international development? Read more >

Engineered bacteria synthesise palladium biosorbent

Biomolecule to help decontaminate water by recovering palladium that has… Read more >

Perfecting the science of R&D tax relief

Raising awareness of R&D tax relief, eligibility to claim… Read more >

Metal mergers

The Metals Society and the Institution of Metallurgists merged to… Read more >

Asahi Kasei to buy Polypore for battery materials

$2.2bn deal adds to Japanese consolidation in energy storage… Read more >

Computational tool leaves electrides with nowhere to hide

Electride criteria pave way for new research into these fascinating… Read more >

Open records laws used to bully, harass academics

Most US universities unprepared to deal with a deluge of… Read more >

US opens up home DNA screening

FDA approves single disease genetic test and clears pathway for… Read more >

Nobel laureates warn on European science funding cuts

Cuts to fund investment scheme send message Europe 'is not… Read more >

RNA

RNA may be less famous than it's more stable… Read more >

The mothers of invention

Nina Notman profiles four researchers successfully balancing an academic career… Read more >

Economic crisis to erode Russia's science base

Funding to be cut by 10% this year threatening some… Read more >

B-MS bolsters immuno-oncology with pair of deals

Firm will acquire Flexus Biosciences and collaborate with Rigel Read more >

Catalytic carbon dioxide convertors

Company profile: Econic Technologies makes catalysts that build carbon dioxide… Read more >

From screen to cell

Nina Notman finds out how liquid crystals are moving into… Read more >

A brave new word

Why did scientists endure, while sciencers perished? Philip Ball examines… Read more >

Department Of Agriculture Approves First Genetically Modified Apple, Which Resists Turning Brown

Regulation: Activists and growers remain concerned about commercialization of new… Read more >

US expands pollution monitoring to its embassies

International air quality programme will provide real-time data from… Read more >

Valeant to buy Salix for $14.5bn

Companies expect $500m in savings through ‘R&D rationalisation’ Read more >

Europe approves stem cell therapy

Treatment for burn-damaged eyes uses patient’s own scaffold… Read more >

Young's valve

Sealed with a twist Read more >

White House appoints first chief data scientist

Industry veteran D J Patil, who formerly worked at the… Read more >

Ring closing highlights hydrogen bonding

Hydrogen bonding environment visualised with fluorescent probe Read more >

Einstein was right!

Einstein’s doubts Read more >

Sunlight And Melanin Implicated In Cancerous Chemistry

Photochemistry: Skin pigments participate in DNA-damaging reactions hours after… Read more >

New TB Drug Enters Trials

Neglected Diseases: Milestone comes despite waning pharma interest Read more >

Drugs That Regulate Metabolism May Treat Lupus

Autoimmune Disease: Immune cells in mice with lupus symptoms have… Read more >

Spying On Bond Making In Solution

Reaction Chemistry: X-ray scattering study analyzes ultrafast process in… Read more >

Genome Changes Mapped In Humans

Epigenomics: Most comprehensive results to date in collaborative epigenome-mapping… Read more >

Enthralled by evaporation

A giant rotary evaporator is a mesmerising thing, says Chemjobber… Read more >

A large life, fully lived

Carl Djerassi leaves many legacies besides the contraceptive pill,says… Read more >

Tantalising technology

Computer-assisted drug design always looks like it’s just… Read more >

Google Glass to monitor plant health

Researchers measure plant chlorophyll using leaf images Read more >

Braskem Fights Oil Headwinds

Petrochemicals: Brazilian firm seeks to stay open despite struggling Petrobras… Read more >

Spying On Bond Making In Solution

Reaction Chemistry: X-ray scattering study analyzes ultrafast process in… Read more >

Genome Changes Mapped In Humans

Epigenomics: Most comprehensive results to date in collaborative epigenome-mapping… Read more >

Colored Solar Cells Span The Spectrum

Materials: Adding a photonic crystal to a perovskite creates solar… Read more >

New York Attorney General Bashes Herbal Supplement Purity

Analysis: Industry questions technique used by New York to slam… Read more >

Chemical Substitutions Tussle

European Chemicals Agency rejects criticism it is not doing enough… Read more >

Environmental Protection Agency Report Links Fracking And Earthquakes

Disposal of wastewater from oil and gas drilling can trigger… Read more >

Polymers Brighten Hopes For Visible Light Communication

Photonics: Two semiconducting organic polymers give off a pleasant white… Read more >

Chemists Couple Nucleophiles From Two Name Reactions

Organic Synthesis: New reaction is first to marry Suzuki and… Read more >

Raman Technique Helps Surgeons Excise Brain Cancer

Neurosurgery: Handheld Raman probe can detect cancer cells that infiltrate… Read more >

Reduce Emissions First, Reports Conclude

Geoengineering: Technology to alter Earth’s climate is not ready… Read more >

Big Data Meets Small Catalysts To Tease Out Reaction Mechanisms


Organic Chemistry: Chemists bring data-intensive approach to bear on… Read more >

Trian Presses For Seats On DuPont’s Board

Strategy: Hedge fund amps up campaign with new letter and… Read more >

Simple Device Identifies Cell Types By Sending Them Through An Obstacle Course

Cell Analysis: Researchers characterize the surface molecules on a cell… Read more >

Chemists Couple Nucleophiles From Two Name Reactions

Organic Synthesis: New reaction is first to marry Suzuki and… Read more >

Raman Technique Helps Surgeons Excise Brain Cancer

Neurosurgery: Handheld Raman probe can detect cancer cells that infiltrate… Read more >

National Research Council Advocates Carbon Dioxide Emissions Cuts Before Geoengineering

Experts say technologies to tinker with Earth’s climate aren… Read more >

Engineered Yeast Turn Three Carbon Compounds Into Ethanol

Biofuels: Yeast designed to ferment compounds found in treated biomass… Read more >

European Union Seeks Tighter Pesticide Controls

Crop Protection: Regulators seek to restrict 20% of substances Read more >

Yucca Mountain Remains Stalled

Nuclear waste: Site safety confirmed, but construction not recommended Read more >

Scientists Observe Elusive Radical Involved In Combustion And Aerosol Chemistry

Oxidation: Measurements of hydroperoxyalkyl radical may improve engines, atmospheric models… Read more >

Pfizer To Acquire Generics Maker Hospira

Pharmaceuticals: $17 billion deal presages a possible break-up of… Read more >

Scientists Watch Neural Connections Strengthen In Live Mice

Neuroscience: New method visualizes the biochemical changes that happen at… Read more >

Keystone Pipeline Bill Passes Senate With Energy Efficiency Measures

After House and Senate work out their differences, measure could… Read more >

Chemistry-Based Biotech Start-Ups Secure Funding

Pharmaceuticals: Revolution, WaVe, and LTI score sizable financing rounds Read more >

Two-Dimensional Silicon Makes Its Device Debut

Materials: Silicene monolayers could help pave the way to faster… Read more >

Carl Djerassi: Chemist, Writer

Obituary: Pioneer of the birth control pill leaves behind scientific… Read more >

Dissolving Disks Deliver Drugs To The Eye

Drug Delivery: A water-soluble polymer wafer could offer a… Read more >

First Of 12 Syrian Chemical Weapons Facilities Demolished

Warfare: With weapons stockpile nearly eliminated, work has begun on… Read more >

Two-Dimensional Silicon Makes Its Device Debut

Materials: Silicene monolayers could help pave the way to faster… Read more >

Robert Langer Wins Queen’s Prize For Engineering

Worth roughly $1.5 million, the prize honors MIT professor… Read more >

Call For Antibody Standardization

Reproducibility: All antibody reagents should be sequenced and then produced… Read more >

Tronox Will Acquire FMC’s Soda Ash Business

Acquisition: Titanium dioxide maker will branch out into another inorganic… Read more >

Copper Complex Entangles DNA, Kills Cancer Cells

Medicinal Chemistry: Researchers used cisplatin as inspiration to design molecules… Read more >

Novel Fluorinated Surfactants Discovered In Firefighters’ Blood

Persistent Pollutants: New technique helps to identify unreported fluorinated compounds… Read more >

Chemistry-Based Biotech Start-Ups Secure Funding

Pharmaceuticals: WaVe and LTI score sizable first rounds of financing… Read more >

New Layered Design Could Lead To Better Implantable Glucose Sensors

Biosensors: A stack of gels and polymers yields a sensitive… Read more >

Keystone Pipeline Bill Passes Senate With Energy Efficiency Measures

After House and Senate work out their differences, measure could… Read more >

Carl Djerassi, Pioneer Of The Birth Control Pill, Dies At 91

Obituary: Chemist famous for synthesis of first oral contraceptive leaves… Read more >

Chemical Firms End Year On A Strong Note

Earnings: Managers take credit for earnings increases in the fourth… Read more >

The Public Versus Scientists

Survey: Both agree research is important but differ on key… Read more >

FrontFour Proposes Dissident Slate For OM’s Board

Finance: Action against chemical maker mirrors previous moves aimed at… Read more >

Obama Asks Congress For $1.2 Billion To Battle Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

President seeks additional federal dollars to develop new drugs and… Read more >

Large, High-Quality Crystals Boost Perovskite Performance

Materials: Improvements in size and crystallinity bolster perovskite’s charge… Read more >

Protein Arginine Deiminases Come Into Focus

Chemical Biology: Scientists home in on drug targets for cancer… Read more >

Why Sodium And Potassium Really Explode In Water

Inorganic Chemistry: High-speed photography and modeling reveal that classic… Read more >

Nobel Laureate Yves Chauvin Dies At 84

French chemist was known for his work on the mechanism… Read more >

Carbenes Take On A New Dimension

Asymmetric Synthesis: Pairing ferrocene with an imidazolium ring system results… Read more >

Restoring Threatened Mussels To Freshwater Could Cut E. Coli Contamination

Water Quality: In a lab experiment, one bivalve species removed… Read more >

Europe Seeks Drug Suspensions

Drug safety: Agency says test data from India’s GVK… Read more >

Protein Arginine Deiminases Come Into Focus

Chemical Biology: Scientists home in on drug targets for cancer… Read more >

Carbenes Take On A New Dimension

Asymmetric Synthesis: Pairing ferrocene with an imidazolium ring system results… Read more >

Bacteria May Remain Dormant After UV Disinfection

Public Health: Study finds that water treatment facilities using only… Read more >

Why Sodium And Potassium Really Explode In Water

Inorganic Chemistry: High-speed photography and modeling reveal that classic… Read more >

Printing Quantum Dot Displays

Electronics: A new printer uses electric fields to print quantum… Read more >

Mobile Test Could Detect Viral DNA Without PCR

Bioengineering: Simple test strip removes background DNA, allowing researchers to… Read more >

Biobutanol Firms Chart Diverging Paths

Biobased Chemicals: Green Biologics is bullish as Gevo cuts costs… Read more >

Greener Routes To Polymers

Chemistry: Asahi Kasei, Bayer plants to debut new processes Read more >

Photocatalyst Converts Nitrogen To Ammonia

Catalysis: Chalcogenide gel mimics nitrogen fixation and photosynthesis Read more >

California Limits Use Of Pesticide Chloropicrin As A Soil Fumigant

Move to protect people from irritating chemical could raise price… Read more >

High-Valent Gold Catalyst Shines

Organometallics: Team makes stable version of hard-to-come-by… Read more >

Lightweight, Tunable Lenses Made From Graphene

Optics: Ultrathin graphene lenses could focus light for compact optical… Read more >

Dow Partners With Chemistry Teacher Group

Philanthropy: Firm donates $1 million to newly formed AACT Read more >

High-Valent Gold Catalyst Shines

Organometallics: Team makes stable version of hard-to-come-by… Read more >

Rosetta Reveals Details About Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko

Space: Initial data shows the comet is covered with a… Read more >

Synthetic Biology Puts A Leash On GMOs

Synthetic Biology: Researchers create genetically engineered bacteria that depend on… Read more >

Chemical Industry Derides Obama’s Call For Tax Hikes But Backs Him On Trade

President also wants U.S. to lead international action on… Read more >

Micromotors Take Their First Swim In The Body

Drug Delivery: Researchers demonstrate microsized tubes that can swim in… Read more >

Synthetic Biology Puts A Leash On GMOs

Synthetic Biology: Researchers create genetically engineered bacteria that depend on… Read more >

Activist Group Trian Forms Panel Of CEO Advisers

Finance: Former Praxair CEO Reilley is among the members Read more >

Self-Assembling Carbohydrates Trap Cancer Cells In A Cage

Biomaterials: The molecules form a deadly nanofiber web around bone… Read more >

Dow Chemical Partners With Chemistry Teacher Group

Philanthropy: Company donates $1 million to support the newly formed… Read more >

$250 Million Composites Research Hub Launches


Chemical industry stalwarts back effort to lower manufacturing costs with… Read more >

Women Said To Shun Disciplines Perceived As Requiring Innate Brilliance

Study may explain why fewer females enter many science fields… Read more >

Absorbent Polymer Inflates Tissue To Give Microscope A Better View

Microscopy: Swellable polymers physically magnify samples to achieve nanoscale resolution… Read more >

Biotech Frenzy Grips JP Morgan Conference

Pharmaceuticals: An exuberant meeting portends a busy year for deal… Read more >

Raman Technique Reveals Protein Synthesis In Live Tissue

Biological Imaging: Method could be used to track protein metabolism… Read more >

Expanding Polymer Prep

Polymerization: Organic initiators replace metal catalysts Read more >

Classic Addition Reaction Gets A Makeover

Chemical Synthesis: New catalyst expands stereochemical repertoire of alkene dichlorination… Read more >

DuPont-Trian Fight Escalates

Finance: Activist hedge fund seeks seats on DuPont’s board… Read more >

Absorbant Polymer Inflates Tissue To Give Microscope A Better View

Microscopy: Swellable polymers physically magnify samples to achieve nanoscale resolution… Read more >

Big Apple Bans Foam Containers

Regulation: Chemical industry fought for recycling of polystyrene instead Read more >

Classic Addition Reaction Gets A Makeover

Chemical Synthesis: New catalyst expands stereochemical repertoire of alkene dichlorination… Read more >

Radical Polymer Approach

Polymerization: Organic initiators replace metal catalysts Read more >

Deep-Frying Graphene Spheres For Energy Storage

Materials: Spraying graphene oxide into hot solvent creates high-surface… Read more >

Nickel Shines In Ammonia Coupling Reactions

Organic Synthesis: Chemists use nickel to replace palladium in an… Read more >

EPA Seeks Massive Methane Reductions

The Obama Administration would like to see emissions reductions of… Read more >

Levels Of Persistent Flame Retardants Decline In San Francisco Bay

Environment: Controversial PBDEs have started to disappear in bay sediment… Read more >

Shire To Acquire Rare Disease Firm NPS

Pharmaceuticals: Deal for $5.2 billion is first for Shire… Read more >

New York City Bans Expanded Polystyrene Food Containers, Opens Market To Alternatives

Chemical industry fought for recycling of materials to stave off… Read more >

Environmental Group Sues EPA For Refusing To Ban Flea-killing Pesticide Used On Dogs And Cats

Natural Resources Defense Council lawsuit targets tetrachlorvinphos in pet products… Read more >

Biotech Funding Starts Strong

Investing: $450 million investment in Moderna follows a breakthrough year… Read more >

Toyota Frees Fuel-Cell Patents

Transportation: Automaker says move will hasten development of hydrogen-powered… Read more >

NIH Grant Success Rate Improves

Funding: Individual investigator awards rebound slightly Read more >

Nanotech Safety Expert Nominated To Chemical Safety Board

Kulinowski would fill final vacancy in organization that investigates accidents… Read more >

Trian Wants Directors On DuPont’s Board

Activist Investment: DuPont and Nelson Peltz square up for possible… Read more >

Low-Cost Carbon Capture Material Made From Asphalt

Materials Science: The porous material holds more carbon dioxide than… Read more >

MeadWestvaco Will Spin Off Chemicals

Business: Move to create independent specialty chemical firm was inspired… Read more >

DNA Glues Particles Together

Biomaterials: Complementary DNA strands act as an adhesive to hold… Read more >

Neural Membrane Inspires Improved Brain And Spine Implants

Bioengineering: Flexible polymers and metals could be the backbone of… Read more >

Graphene Oxide’s Surprising Stability

Materials: Overlooked metal contamination strengthens membranes Read more >

Why Graphene Oxide Thin Films Are Water Stable

Materials: Overlooked metal contamination strengthens membranes Read more >

Novel Bacteria Fighter Unearthed

Antibiotics: Uncultured bacteria yield teixobactin, a pathogen killer which evades… Read more >

Immunosuppressants Pack Powerful Punch

Natural Products: Researchers identify triterpenoids with unprecedented ring system Read more >

Neural Membrane Inspires Improved Brain and Spine Implants

Bioengineering: Flexible polymers and metals could be the backbone of… Read more >

Method Identifies Elusive Antigens

Immunochemistry: Synthetic peptoids ferret out protein targets of autoimmune diseases… Read more >

New Hydrogen Storage Material Can Take The Heat

Alternative Energy: Amine borane compound remains stable at sustained high… Read more >

Pioneers Of Light-Emitting Diodes Honored With 2015 Charles Stark Draper Prize

Honors: Five scientists will share $500,000 award bestowed by… Read more >

Novel Bacteria-Fighter Unearthed

Antibiotics: Uncultured bacteria yield teixobactin, a pathogen killer lacking detectable… Read more >

New Drug Approvals Soar In 2014

Pharmaceuticals: FDA approvals reached 18-year high last year Read more >

Sniffing Out Hydrogen Sulfide In Cells

Chemical Biology: Researchers develop a fluorescent probe that selectively and… Read more >

Chemical Cocktail Lures Bedbugs

Pheromones: Mixture of volatiles and histamine could enable cheaper pest… Read more >

DuPont Names Spin-off ‘Chemours’

Industry: The performance chemicals business will focus on organic growth… Read more >

Myriad Loses DNA Patent Case

Diagnostics: Appeals court says tests for breast and ovarian cancer… Read more >

A New Link For Aryl Polymers

Polymer Science: Chemists have designed a direct method for preparing… Read more >

Phosphorylation Pushes Floppy Protein To Fold

Structural Biology: Intrinsically disordered protein could be new drug target… Read more >

Eye Exam For Chaperone

Molecular Biology: NMR study of protein fragment reveals sequential binding… Read more >

Molecular Decoys Boost Antimicrobial Drug Potency

Drug Design: Fragments of antibacterial compounds may block bacterial pumps… Read more >

Knighthood For Martyn Poliakoff

Awards: Champion of green and sustainable chemistry, and renowned video… Read more >

A New Link For Aromatic Polymers

Polymer Science: Chemists have designed a direct method for preparing… Read more >

Record-Breaking Nanowire Transistors

Electronics: Transistors made from gallium arsenide nanowires shatter previous speed… Read more >

Phosphorylation Pushes Floppy Protein To Fold

Structural Biology: Intrinsically disordered protein could be new drug target… Read more >

Daniel Nocera Named Editor-in-Chief Of Chemical Science

Harvard professor will lead journal’s foray into open access… Read more >

Myriad Loses DNA Patent Case

Diagnostics: Appeals court says tests for breast and ovarian cancer… Read more >

Chemical Cocktail Lures Bedbugs And Coaxes Them To Stay Put

Pheromones: Mixture of volatiles and histamine could enable cheaper pest… Read more >

SERS Method Could Offer Earlier Screening For Preeclampsia

Medical Diagnostics: A gold and silver nanostructured surface enhances detection… Read more >

Study Suggests Mechanism For How Eye Protein Protects Against Cataracts

Structural Biology: NMR study of protein fragment reveals how chaperone… Read more >

DuPont Names Spin-off ‘Chemours’

The performance chemicals business will focus on organic growth, cash… Read more >

Flexible White Organic LEDs Achieve Record Efficiencies

Electronics: The devices use a new flexible, transparent electrode that… Read more >

Smartphone Microscope Sizes Up Single DNA Molecules

Medical Diagnostics: Lightweight phone attachment could lead to low-cost… Read more >

Indian Court Upholds Breaking Of Bayer Patent

Intellectual Property: Supreme Court decision is likely to increase Western… Read more >

Dow Corning To Abandon Tennessee Silicon Site

Finance: Company blames Chinese tariffs and oversupply for decision Read more >

3-D Printed Polymer Devices Change Color When Stretched

Materials Science: Three-dimensional printing simplifies the process of incorporating… Read more >

Chemical Output Seen Rising In Coming Year

Economy: Outlook is robust for the U.S., tepid for… Read more >

New Route To Adipic Acid Avoids Nitrous Oxide Production


Synthesis: Process provides another option for making nylon precursor without… Read more >

Of Zinc And Making Babies

Biology: During egg fertilization, bursts of cations release from near… Read more >

University Of California Settles Charges That Researcher Got Overlapping Federal Grants

Investigation: $500,000 settlement allows UC Davis scientist to continue… Read more >

Radical Reaction Forms Previously Inaccessible Alkene Coupling Products

Organic Synthesis: New iron-based catalyst links reactants, avoids heteroatom… Read more >

Curiosity Confirms Organics On Mars

Molecules’ sources can’t be determined but tantalize scientists in… Read more >

Simple Paper Device Titrates Acids And Bases

Analytics: A paper-based microfluidic device could quickly measure concentrations… Read more >

Team Finds Source Of Zinc Sparks Released During Egg Fertilization

Developmental Biology: When an egg gets fertilized, it releases bursts… Read more >

Indian Court Upholds Breaking Of Bayer Patent

Intellectual Property: Supreme Court decision is likely to increase Western… Read more >

University Of California Settles Charges That Researcher Got Overlapping Federal Grants

$500,000 settlement allows UC Davis scientist to continue receiving… Read more >

DuPont Safety Lapses, Mechanical Failures Cited In Fatal Texas Accident

Investigation: Chemical Safety Board links methyl mercaptan leak to process… Read more >

Nanoparticles Trick Malaria Parasites By Mimicking Red Blood Cells

Nanomedicine: Parasites bind to a cell-like nanoparticle instead of… Read more >

Vibration Detector Mimics Spider’s Sensory Organ

Sensors: Wearable device might one day be an ultrasensitive interface… Read more >

Strong Chemical Output Forecast For The U.S. In 2015

Economy: Decline in oil prices sets the stage for production… Read more >

Congress Extends Security Program For Chemical Facilities

President expected to sign legislation into law Read more >

Merck Expands In Antibiotics With Cubist Buy

Pharma: Deal takes the big drugmaker further into hospital acute… Read more >

Drug Firms Prevail In Antitrust Trial

Verdict: AstraZeneca and Ranbaxy win in Nexium pay-for-delay… Read more >

Comets Questioned As Water Source

Space: Rosetta spacecraft reports high D/H ratio from comet… Read more >

Texas Student Falsified Data

Scientific Misconduct: Student’s actions put multiple research papers in… Read more >

C&EN Earns Top Publishing Prizes

Magazine celebrates four wins in the annual Eddie and Ozzie… Read more >

BASF Readies 150th Birthday Celebration

Anniversary: German chemical giant launches crowdsourcing events focused on sustainability… Read more >

Congress Extends Security Program For Chemical Facilities

Anti-Terrorism: President expected to sign legislation into law Read more >

Industry Creates A Forum To Improve Fracking’s Environmental Footprint

Collaboration: Hydraulic Fracturing Roundtable aims to guide research on more… Read more >

U.S. Passenger Vehicle Fleet Dirtier After 2008 Recession

Air Pollution: Drivers eschewed new cars and held on to… Read more >

Smartphones Detect Gases On The Cheap

Sensors: Nanotube-based radio-frequency devices detect gaseous molecules, transmit… Read more >

Enzyme Catalysis Is A Moving Experience

Enzymology: Not only do enzymes accelerate reactions, they propel themselves… Read more >

ACS Board Of Directors Approves 2015 Budget, Elects Chair

ACS News: Board selects Pat N. Confalone, approves strategic plan… Read more >

Vibration Detector Mimics Spider’s Sensory Organ

Sensors: Wearable device might one day be an ultrasensitive interface… Read more >

Comets Questioned As Water Source

Space: Space science Rosetta spacecraft reports high D/H ratio… Read more >

Silencing Genes In Bacteria With The Help Of Their Neighbors

Method represses specific genes in bacteria by exploiting natural mode… Read more >

Merck & Co. Buys Cubist Pharmaceuticals

Deal expands the big pharma firm’s antibiotics portfolio Read more >

Texas Student Admits To Falsifying Data

Scientific Misconduct: Student’s actions put multiple research papers in… Read more >

Oil Price Decline Hitting U.S. Chemical Makers

Feedstocks: A sharp decline in petroleum could cause trouble for… Read more >

Flurry Of Investments In Fine Chemicals

European pharma contractors spend on facilities Read more >

Obama Continues Push For Ebola Spending

President exhorts Congress to pass the funding legislation before the… Read more >

Celebrity Chefs Ask Congress For Mandatory Labels On Genetically Modified Foods

Lobbying: Culinary artists oppose federal legislative efforts to block state… Read more >

Dow Chemical Reveals Additional Divestments

Strategy: Big company continues sell-off of unwanted businesses Read more >

Donald Stookey—The Guy Who Gave Us Corning Ware— Dies At 99

His ceramics inventions at Corning helped guide missiles, make unbreakable… Read more >

Improving Disease Detection With A Little Heat

Medical Diagnostics: Researchers develop a simple method to concentrate biological… Read more >

Thomas M. Connelly Jr. Named New Executive Director And CEO Of The American Chemical Society

ACS News: Retiring DuPont executive will succeed Madeleine Jacobs in… Read more >

Protons Pass Through The Notoriously Impermeable Material Graphene

Materials: Membranes made of this and other two-dimensional materials… Read more >

Pressure-Based Rates By Theory Alone

Chemical Kinetics: Method reveals how pressure affects reaction rates without… Read more >

Humans See IR Light When Photons Double Up

Photochemistry: Human infrared vision works because two-photon absorption activates… Read more >

GSK Makes Deep Cuts To R&D

Pharmaceuticals: Drugmaker plans to largely end research in Research Triangle… Read more >

This new folding electric bike can fit in your backpack

Ever wanted a bike that you can fold up and… Read more >

WATCH: This band-aid gel instantly stops bleeding

Meet the band-aid of the future - VetiGel is a… Read more >

WATCH: Do Beards Make Men Sexier?

The science is in - studies have shown that there's… Read more >

Here's everything that kills us in one morbid chart

Researchers have reviewed all the causes of death recorded in… Read more >

This is the first look at what happens to uranium fuel during a nuclear meltdown

Scientists have managed to observe uranium fuel becoming molten for… Read more >

Imagination and reality flow in opposite directions in your brain

Scientists have finally found the neurological difference between fantasy and… Read more >

New Alzheimer’s test detects disease 10 years before diagnosis

A new blood test for Alzheimer’s can detect the… Read more >

QUIZ: Which famous brain is your mind most similar to?

Procrastinating from work? Why not map your neurological activity and… Read more >

WATCH: Gecko-inspired Spiderman sticky pads are here

Ever dreamed of scaling the side of a building like… Read more >

New study reveals what checking your phone is doing to your neck

New research suggests that looking down to check your phone… Read more >

WATCH: The Sixth Extinction - this time, we're the asteroid

A whopping 98 percent of the species that have ever… Read more >

This new plastic breaks down in just 3 hours

Researchers have used fructose to create a new type of… Read more >

The Large Hadron Collider has observed two brand new particles

Two never-before-seen “heavy-weight” baryon particles have been… Read more >

WATCH: Does Smiling Make You Happy?

Happiness makes us genuinely smile, but can forcing a smile… Read more >

New brain exercises teach people to see letters as colours

Scientists have taught people to experience synaesthesia, a neurological phenomenon… Read more >

Philae found organic molecules in its 60 hours on a comet

In the short window of time the European Space Agency… Read more >

Neuroscientists 'rediscover' entire brain region linked to reading

Neuroscientists have ‘rediscovered’ a large part of the brain that… Read more >

New self-filling water bottle harvests drinking water from the air

Austrian designer Kristof Retezar has invented a new device for… Read more >

Scientists are using artificial skin to find better bandages for burn victims

Researchers from Australia are using lab-made skin and a… Read more >