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New Contact Lens Coating For Fighting Eye Infections

Biomaterials: An easy dipping process coats disposable lenses with a… Read more >

Supreme Court Upholds Use Of Sedative In Executions

Death Penalty: Use of midazolam hydrochloride in lethal injections is… Read more >

Supreme Court Blocks EPA Limits On Power Plant Mercury Emissions

Air Pollution: Justices say agency should have considered costs earlier… Read more >

What's in a name?

Business leader: Why do companies attach abstract values to their… Read more >

Ex-Navy man cleared of chemical threat charges in Canada

An American arrested in Canada for stockpiling chemical weapons has… Read more >

Space-like conditions give rise to metabolic precursors

Study suggests that vitamin B3 and quinolinic acid could have… Read more >

New explosive is powerful but greener

Researchers have made one of the most powerful non-nuclear… Read more >

Lego To Replace Oil-Based Plastics

Environment: Danish toy maker will invest $150 million, hire more… Read more >

Physician Groups Question Cancer Drugs’ Values

Pharmaceuticals: Costs, risks, and benefits of cancer drugs come under… Read more >

Organic odysseys

Andy Extance looks at two drugs that cranked the synthetic… Read more >

Ban proposed on recruitment of Russian talent to reverse brain drain

Legislation to prevent overseas 'talent scouts' from operating in the… Read more >

Water-efficient crops offer solution to food versus fuel debate

A previously overlooked group of plants could be important for… Read more >

Collaboration, not competition

Organic chemist E J Corey talks to Phillip Broadwith about… Read more >

US Chemical Safety Board controversy continues

The CSB is facing more tumult, with staff shake-ups… Read more >

Merck Scientist Arrested And Jailed On Drug Charges

Drug Trafficking: Chemical engineer is charged with making party drug… Read more >

DuPont Spin-off Chemours Is Ready To Launch

New company is already a market leader in titanium dioxide… Read more >

International Agency Deems 2,4-D A Possible Human Carcinogen

Pesticides: Chemical makers dispute the categorization for widely used herbicide… Read more >

Terrorist Attack Hits U.S.-Owned Chemical Plant In France

Plant Security: One dead, two injured at an Air Products… Read more >

Microfluidic Device Mixes And Matches DNA For Synthetic Biology

Synthetic Biology: Device assembles rings of DNA and plugs them… Read more >

Structural Color From Nanoparticles Makes Bright Fibers

Materials: Colloidal nanospheres could lead to dye-free textiles of… Read more >

Key Enzyme Poppies Use To Synthesize Morphine Identified

Plant Biology: Fusion protein paves way to making opioids in… Read more >

BMS Shakes Up R&D Group

Pharma Research: Drug maker plans new labs near Boston, to… Read more >

Complete our reader survey

Do you like Chemistry World? Tell us why, so we… Read more >

Elemental exhibits

Now forgotten but for a few dusty displays in foyers… Read more >

EPA under pressure over Enlist Duo herbicide

WHO has designated Enlist Duo’s two ingredients as a… Read more >

Molecular machinery behind circadian clock's ticking revealed

Slow motion chemistry keeps clock running on 24 hour cycle… Read more >

Single catalyst simplifies water splitting

Nickel phosphide could power up sustainable fuel production by generating… Read more >

Chemical reform bill advances in US Congress

Bipartisan legislation to finally overhaul the Toxic Substances Control Act… Read more >

Van Valkenberg's anvil

A diamond squeezer Read more >

Researchers Mine Genetic Variations In People To Find New Pain Target

Drug Development: Inhibiting an enzyme relieves nerve and inflammatory pain… Read more >

House Passes Bipartisan Chemicals Regulation Reform Bill

Congress: Legislation would modernize 1976 Toxic Substances Control Act Read more >

Carbon Material Can Pull Toxic Compounds Out Of Complex Samples

Analytical Chemistry: Mesoporous carbon can enrich the concentration of small… Read more >

Modified DNA Base 5-Formylcytosine Has A Specific Biological Role

Epigenetics: The decorated cytosine isn’t just an intermediate in… Read more >

Austria to sue EU over UK nuclear aid

Claims that subsidies damage renewables' prospects likely to delay new… Read more >

Z machine puts the squeeze on metallic deuterium

Pressures similar to those at centre of the Earth forge… Read more >

Graphene oxide 'teabags' make a mercury-free brew

Porous carbon structure can remove 96% of mercury from water… Read more >

NIH plan to get drug development unit back online

The US National Institutes of Health to address deficiencies in… Read more >

Show and tell

Nina Notman explores the performance-based communication competitions turning researchers… Read more >

Dispelling nickel’s catalytic demons

Stable Ni(IV) complexes could help nickel rival its flashier… Read more >

Researchers Mine Genetic Variations In People To Find New Pain Target

Drug Development: Inhibiting an enzyme relieves nerve and inflammatory pain… Read more >

Senate Approves Bill To Reform Freight Rail Policies

Transportation: Chemical shippers say measure will help resolve rate, service… Read more >

Confronting the crystalline sponge

Scientists tackle concerns over debated technique Read more >


Tempted by a tipple of home-brewed moonshine? Andrew Turley… Read more >

Chemical linguistics

Chemistry is not language, explains Michael Gordin. But the metaphor… Read more >

US may have tested mustard gas on troops by race

Pentagon accused of race-based chemical weapons experiments on US… Read more >

Allergan to buy Kythera Biopharma for $2.1bn

Acquisition strengthens firm's position in cosmetic treatments with only… Read more >

Legal in theory

News leader: Are efforts to legislate 'legal highs' out of… Read more >

Europe's science advice, redux

Will a new expert panel be any more effective than… Read more >

New and expectant mothers: assessing the risk

Get current, practical and relevant guidance on how to assess… Read more >

Biochemist Richard Armstrong Dies At 66

Vanderbilt professor and Biochemistry editor-in-chief made his mark… Read more >

Gauging The Carbon Cost Of Fuel From Canadian Oil Sands

Environment: New study finds that greenhouse gas emissions associated with… Read more >

Modified DNA Base 5-Formylcytosine Has A Specific Biological Role

Epigenetics: The decorated cytosine isn’t just an intermediate in… Read more >

Fruity alternative to toxic insecticides

Compound used as food additive found to repel damaging fruit… Read more >

Ultra-bright x-rays film molecular reaction

'Molecular movie' provides new insight into classic ring-opening reaction… Read more >

Photo-catalysts shine light on chemical bond making

Femtosecond laser pulse used to control the formation of magnesium… Read more >

Glass transition in ant traffic jams

Soft matter techniques reveal glassy dynamics in confined fire ant… Read more >

Missing the target

There are plenty of things that small molecule drugs can… Read more >

Mechanics Of G Protein-Coupled Receptors Unraveled

Molecular Biology: Researchers use computational and experimental techniques to nail… Read more >

Wheeling And Dealing At The 2015 BIO Meeting

Pharmaceuticals: Partnerships were the focus of trade association’s meeting… Read more >

Safer substitutes show growth potential

The global market for alternative products based on ‘green’ chemistry… Read more >

'Smart patch' set to deliver for diabetes patients

Stick-on patch with glucose responsive microneedles releases insulin automatically… Read more >

A coat of many colours

Just how did lab couture settle on that little white… Read more >

Raman identifies South American sculpture pigments

Sculptures made by 17th century missionaries in Paraguay have been… Read more >

Bread leavening proves useful for energy storage

Scientists in China coin an industry-suitable recipe for hierarchically… Read more >

White House Unveils $4 Billion In Private Clean Energy Commitments

Start-Ups: Initiative aimed at spurring investment in new companies… Read more >

Trans Fat On Its Way Out

Regulation: FDA bans partially hydrogenated oils in food Read more >

Novel Antimalarial Agent Has New Mode Of Action

Drug Discovery: Quinoline diamine blocks protein translation in malaria parasite… Read more >

Optical Method Maps Brain Tumor Borders

Medicine: With handheld probe, surgeons in the operating room might… Read more >

Chemistry Olympiad Team Chosen

U.S. team headed to Azerbaijan for the International Chemistry… Read more >

Alnylam accuses Dicerna of stealing trade secrets

Firm claims rights to GalNAc conjugated siRNA technology acquired from… Read more >

Graphene beyond the hype

For the past 10 years, graphene has popped up in… Read more >

Eureka moment in supramolecular chemistry

Successful synthesis of an Archimedes solid using a single molecular… Read more >

Bacteria Muscle Into Renewable Energy Conversation

Materials: Energy-generating artificial muscles are powered by bacterial spores… Read more >

Boron’s Ambidextrous Ways

Chemical Bonding: A boron dicarbonyl donor-acceptor compound has the… Read more >

Merck Must Divest Lab Chemical Businesses

Antitrust: Europe requires sales of certain units to ensure $17… Read more >

Mostafa El-Sayed Wins Priestley Medal

ACS Awards: Georgia Tech nanomaterials pioneer honored for research and… Read more >

Disarming Superbugs With The Aid Of A Glycolipid Gladiator

Medicinal Chemistry: Researchers synthesize new agents that could help restore… Read more >

Building A Bigger Nanocage

Nanomolecular Synthesis: Large, uniform molecular cages could aid the development… Read more >

Ultra-thin membranes for solute separation

Polyamide filters just a few nanometres thick could help cut… Read more >

Crowdsourcing compounds to tackle antibiotic resistance

A global screening project is searching for new antibiotics by… Read more >

Nano-accordions stretch the boundaries for flexible electronics

Usually brittle films become pliable with a concertinaed microstructure Read more >

H. N. Cheng Wins Volunteer Service Award

Passionate volunteerism defines research chemist’s leadership in the American… Read more >

Mind the gap: essential tools for chemical development innovation

What challenges impede scientific innovation and what technologies will help… Read more >

Comet Lander Philae Wakes Up

After seven months of silence, the probe again begins communicating… Read more >

Simple Process Creates Near-Perfect Mirrors Out Of A Metamaterial

Photonics: A layer of self-assembled particles allows researchers to… Read more >

Mostafa El-Sayed Wins Priestley Medal

ACS Awards: Georgia Tech nanomaterials pioneer honored for research and… Read more >

Europe’s Science Base Under Threat

Policy: Chemical regulations, science funding cuts viewed as threat to… Read more >

Researchers Transplant Part Of A 24-Hour Biological Clock Into Live Bacteria

Synthetic Biology: Circadian clock proteins from cyanobacteria work inside noncircadian… Read more >

Syngenta Spurns Second Monsanto Bid, Citing Antitrust Risks

Possible next steps for Monsanto include a higher offer or… Read more >

Enzyme Inhibitor Helps Tissue Heal In Mice

Drug Discovery: Small molecule blocks the breakdown of key prostaglandin… Read more >

From Sugarcane To Jet Fuel

Biobased Chemistry: New method for making aviation fuel could cut… Read more >

Molecular Shuttle Could Help Drugs Find A Way Into The Brain

Drug Delivery: A peptide with the right stereochemistry could be… Read more >

Flexible Electronics Injected Into Mouse Brains

Bioelectronics: Researchers use syringes to insert submicron-thick mesh electronics… Read more >

Searching The Periodic Table For Novel Solids

Computational Chemistry: Chemists conduct epic quest for stable new oxides… Read more >

Advion Sold To Diagnostics Firm

Acquisition: Deal is Second within a Year Transferring a U… Read more >

Patent Reform Bill Clears Hurdle In The Senate

Intellectual Property: Bill targeting trolls would also make it more… Read more >

Robert Massie Dies At 66

Obituary: Longtime head of CAS guided chemical information organization into… Read more >

Advion Sold To Diagnostics Firm

Acquisition: Deal is Second within a Year Transferring a U… Read more >

Designer Porous Carbon Could Boost Electrochemical Storage

Materials: An ordered hydrogel leads to highly porous carbon with… Read more >

Small Molecule Triggers Tissue Renewal

Regenerative Medicine: Compound boosts levels of key protein, helping mice… Read more >

Teva Settles Pay-For-Delay Case

Antitrust: Drugmaker will pay $1.2 billion to refund buyers… Read more >

Automated Method Quickens Acidity Measurements

Analytical Chemistry: A new tool that pairs an automated buffer… Read more >

Apollo To Buy OM Group

Acquisition: Private equity firm to pay $1 billion for beleaguered… Read more >

Chemicals Law Reform Bill Moves Toward Full Vote In House Of Representatives

Legislation: Bipartisan legislation would modernize commercial chemicals regulation Read more >

Researchers Report First Mechanism For Compound That Fixes RNA Splicing

Drug Discovery: Molecular-level view could aid discovery of drugs… Read more >

BMS Sues To Limit Former Employee Working Elsewhere

Pharma firm wants him out of oncology at AstraZeneca for… Read more >

Amphotericin B Analogs Boast Lower Toxicity

Drug Discovery: Drugs based on new amphotericin B derivatives could… Read more >

Alzheimer’s Peptide May Disrupt Sleep Leading To Impaired Memory

Neuroscience: Study suggests one mechanism for how amyloid-β negatively affects… Read more >

Chemistry Nobel Laureate Irwin Rose Dies

Biochemist shared 2004 prize for work on regulated protein degradation… Read more >

Brits Hold Positive Views Of Chemistry

Survey: U.K. public says benefits of the science and… Read more >

Shining A Brighter Light On Protein Interactions

Analytical Methods: Promega reports a supersensitive approach for studying protein… Read more >

U.K. Has Positive View Of Chemistry

Survey: British say benefits of the science outweigh harm Read more >

Bayer MaterialScience To Be Named Covestro

Branding: The new company should be independent by mid-2016… Read more >

Coating Protects Lithium-Metal Electrodes From Corrosion

Materials: A thin coating for lithium-metal anodes could help… Read more >

Chinese Consortium To Buy Californian Biotech Firm Ambrx

Investment: Consortium members see benefits in firm’s unnatural amino… Read more >

Free-Trade Bill Faces Fight In House Of Representatives

Legislation: Senate passes measure to boost President’s negotiation power… Read more >

Industry Cheers Passage Of House Bill To Make Permanent R&D Tax Credit

Legislation: Obama threatens to veto the measure, citing high price… Read more >

P&G Funds Project To 3-D Print Human Skin

Bioprinting: Firm hopes artificial skin tissue will replace testing of… Read more >

A Single-Molecule Diode That Works

Molecular Electronics: Simple approach yields high-performing circuit element Read more >

Heroin Analog May Form Carcinogen In Drinking Water

Environmental Chemistry: Methadone in surface water reacts with drinking water… Read more >

Chemistry Papers Rank High Among Once-Obscure Studies That Recently Racked Up Citations

Research: So-called sleeping beauties are more common than previously… Read more >

Alloy Deforms, Springs Back Into Shape Millions Of Times

Materials Science: Titanium, nickel, copper, and cobalt combo breaks record… Read more >

Protein’s Role In Aging Disputed

Reproducibility: Study contradicts previous research on mouse muscle rejuvenation Read more >

The Montreal Protocol Is Healing Earth’s Ozone Hole

Climate Science: Study shows what the planet’s protective ozone… Read more >

Clarifying The Clean Water Act’s Reach

Regulation: Business groups and members of Congress decry Obama Administration… Read more >

First Ultraviolet Quantum Dots Shine Brightly

Materials: Flexible, UV light-emitting diodes made with the quantum… Read more >

Food & Drug Administration Seeks Data About Antibiotics Given To Cows, Pigs, And Poultry

Pharmaceuticals: Agency wants species-specific information on sales from manufacturers… Read more >

Chinese Solar Panel Maker Risks Going Out Of Business

Solar Industry: Yingli Green Energy warns its investors about struggles… Read more >

Synthetic Melanin Films Mimic Colors In Bird Feathers

Biomimetics: Nanoparticles of polydopamine self-assemble to form colored films… Read more >

New Approach To Control Enzyme Function In Cells

Molecular Biology: Technique switches enzyme activity on and off with… Read more >

Industry Cheers Passage Of House Bill To Make Permanent R&D Tax Credit

Legislation: Obama threatens to veto the measure, citing high price… Read more >

Soft Sensors Map Skin Mechanics

Materials: Piezoelectric nanoribbons help create pliable devices Read more >

House Of Representatives Passes Controversial Research Authorization Bill

Congress: Science organizations and the White House oppose provisions in… Read more >

Iron Catalyst Forges Secondary Amines

Organic Synthesis: Challenging structures prepared from nitroarenes and olefins Read more >

Molecular Pump Mimics Natural Carrier Proteins

Molecular Machines: Synthetic system threads two rings onto a dumbbell… Read more >

Endo To Purchase Par Pharmaceuticals

Acquisition: Generic drugs firms agree to $8 billion merger Read more >

Government Cites DuPont For Chemical Leak That Killed Four Workers

Plant Safety: Serious failures in 2014 toxic release at Texas… Read more >

Snow Fleas Pack A Chemical Weapon

Chemical Ecology: Cold-weather-loving insect produces never-before-seen… Read more >

Eli Pearce Dies At 86

Obituary: Chemistry professor, American Chemical Society past-president advocated for… Read more >

Stephen Harrison Wins Welch Award

Awards: Harvard Medical School professor’s macromolecular work enables new… Read more >

Making Complex Microparticles

Materials: Micromolding method creates complicated shapes easily and efficiently Read more >

Endo To Purchase Par Pharmaceutical

Acquisition: Generic drug firms agree to $8 billion merger Read more >

Drugmaker, University Join To Find A Cure For HIV

Pharmaceuticals: GlaxoSmithKline, University of North Carolina will set up research… Read more >

2014 Profits Are Strong For Japan’s Chemical Firms

Finance: Weak yen, low oil prices, and a strong U… Read more >

Congress Puts Pressure On Obama Administration To Release Pollinator Protection Plan

Pesticides: Federal plan for safeguarding bees is five months overdue… Read more >

Microfluidic Technique Forms Complex Patterns From Soft Materials

Colloid Chemistry: Simple method controllably produces variety of droplet geometries… Read more >

Government Cites DuPont For Chemical Leak That Killed Four Workers

Plant Safety: Serious failures in 2014 toxic release at Texas… Read more >

Cleaning Up Leather Processing With Salty Solvents

Sustainability: A new way to tan and dye leather produces… Read more >

House Of Representatives Panel Launches Bipartisan Effort To Reform U.S. Chemical Law

Congress: Lawmakers agree on draft bill to update Toxic Substances… Read more >

Amyloid Fibril Has Unusual Structure

Structural Biology: Researchers generate Alzheimer’s-related fibril, find it… Read more >

Court Delays U.S. Sales Of First Biosimilar Drug

Pharmaceuticals: Court postpones launch of Novartis’s version of Amgen… Read more >

DuPont Fends Off Activist Challenge

Business: Trian comes up short in its bid to unseat… Read more >

Holograms Help To Power Up Microbatteries

Energy Storage: Polymer patterning technique lets researchers pack more power… Read more >

Syngenta Rejects Bid By Monsanto

Agriculture: $45 billion deemed not enough to create world’s… Read more >

Bendy Neuronal Arrays Could Boost Cellular Engineering

Tissue Engineering: Flexible sheets of neurons may improve studies of… Read more >

Green Chemistry Institute Receives $500,000 Federal Grant

Sustainability: Advanced manufacturing project aims to boost development of environmentally… Read more >

Dissolvable Electronic Stent Designed For Monitoring Blocked Arteries

Bioengineering: Smart, bioresorbable stents could reduce complications from opening clogged… Read more >

Food & Drug Administration Seeks Safety Data On Skin Sanitizers

Disinfectants: Agency to evaluate health care workers’ frequent use of… Read more >

Inhibitors Make Rare Landing On Longstanding Anticancer Target Ras

Drug Discovery: Despite decades of effort, no Ras inhibitors have… Read more >

Evolving Toward Universal Blood

Bioengineering: Researchers improve the efficiency of an enzyme that turns… Read more >

MOFs Made From Flexible Polymers Buck Conventional Wisdom

Hybrid Materials: Surprising 3-D porous crystals made from floppy… Read more >

BASF To Sell Fine Chemicals Businesses To Siegfried

Pharmaceuticals: World’s largest chemical firm to shed custom synthesis… Read more >

Spending On Cancer Drugs Tops $100 Billion

Pharmaceuticals: Effectiveness of new drugs, longer duration of treatment drove… Read more >

New Reagent Brings Fresh Approach To Fluorination

Synthesis: Fluorinated diazomethane serves up key difluoromethyl intermediates for drugs… Read more >

Fructose May Motivate People To Seek Out Food

Neuroscience: Compared with glucose, fructose activates brain regions that enhance… Read more >

Persistent Industrial Pollutants Could Stymie Songbird Migration

Ecotoxicology: Study of captive starlings shows the birds fail to… Read more >

Dow Will Eliminate Up To 1,750 Jobs

Business: Action anticipates spin-off of chlorine business to Olin… Read more >

Renmatix And Cargill Snap Up Biobased Assets

Sweet Deals: Purchases of Mascoma facility and OPX Biotechnologies’ engineered… Read more >

Texas Moves To Tighten State’s Ammonium Nitrate Storage Requirements

Regulation: Legislation aims to prevent accidents at fertilizer facilities Read more >

Tiny Capsules Tailor Light

Photonics: Polymer packages containing upconversion dyes could help boost efficiency… Read more >

Trade Fight Looms As Key Bills Head For House And Senate Votes

Congress: Legislation would pave the way for U.S. to… Read more >

Beetle’s Explosive Spray Mechanism Revealed By X-Ray Imaging

Bioweapon: Pulsed effect driven by chemical reaction Read more >

Neurons Can Control Their Activity Via DNA Methylation

Epigenetics: DNA demethylation enzyme helps prevent nerve cells from getting… Read more >

Assay Could Shed Light On Potential Stress Biomarker

Analytical Chemistry: A method that converts isatin to a related… Read more >

DNA Conjugates Deliver Transcription Factors Into Cells

Drug Discovery: New method could lead to therapeutic use of… Read more >

3-D Printed Graphene Inks Bring Nanomaterial’s Promising Properties To Macro-Scale

Materials: Printed structures could have applications in energy storage and… Read more >

Senate Panel Advances Bill To Stop EPA From Using Clinical Data In Setting Regulations

Congress: Measure would require agency to use only publicly available… Read more >

Chemical Reform Bill Moves Forward In Senate

Congress: Committee clears compromise bill that would update 1976 law… Read more >

Advisory Services Back DuPont Foe

Strategy: Two of three advisers say Trian Fund Management should… Read more >

A New Spin On The Old Gram Stain

Microbiology: Using spectroscopy, researchers upended the belief that bacteria completely… Read more >

Advisory Service Backs DuPont Challenger

Institutional Shareholder Services says Trian Fund Management should get seats… Read more >

Land Animals Could Pick Up Methylmercury From The Sea

Environment: Analysis of Arctic lichens shows that the ocean may… Read more >

Fake, Inferior Medicines Pose Worldwide Risks

Health: Report finds that ‘pandemic of falsified and substandard medicines… Read more >

Making Silk Optical Devices With Photolithography

Materials: A manufacturing method taken from the semiconductor industry could… Read more >

BASF Celebrates Chemistry In Style

Celebration of German giant’s 150th anniversary is punctuated by… Read more >

Congress Sends Energy Efficiency Bill To White House For President’s Signature

Green Tech: Legislation will boost demand for chemistry products, such… Read more >

President’s Pick To Lead Chemical Safety Board Pledges To Examine Struggling Agency

Vanessa Allen Sutherland breezes through nomination hearing in Congress Read more >

Firms Beat Dollar, Price Pressures

Chemical Earnings: First quarter surpasses expectations as companies report strong… Read more >

Artificial Photosynthesis Device Paves Way Toward Sustainable Liquid Fuel

Clean Energy: Solar-powered prototype transforms carbon dioxide to acetate… Read more >

Evidence Against Neonicotinoids Mounts

Pesticides: One study shows bees are attracted to the insecticides… Read more >

Hydrogel Could Green Up Fracking

Sustainability: Expandable hydraulic fluid could cut water and chemical additives… Read more >

Elusive Silicon Oxides Unveiled

Main-Group Elements: Chemists prepare the first examples of simple… Read more >

New Family Of Cyclic Peptides Identified

Chemical Biology: Never-before-seen cross-link places streptide in… Read more >

Teva Makes Hostile Bid To Acquire Mylan

Pharmaceuticals: Top generic drug firm proposes new deal within a… Read more >

Simple Tag Could Help Decode Glycoproteome

Proteomics: Technique makes it easier to identify and characterize cellular… Read more >

Former UC Davis Chemist Ordered To Pay Restitution For 2013 Apartment Explosion

Crime: David Snyder was sentenced last year on explosives, firearms… Read more >

Engineered Bacteria Deliver Proteins Into Human Cells

Synthetic Biology: A pathogen’s infection machinery could help researchers… Read more >

Receptor Research Reignites A Smelly Debate

Biochemistry: New data rebut vibrational theory of olfaction Read more >

170-Year-Old Champagne Cache Analyzed

Chemical analysis of shipwrecked bubbly reveals secrets of 19th-century… Read more >

Top Five Industries For Chemical-Related Incidents

Federal agency review of chemical accidents in nine states reveals… Read more >

Shin-Etsu Invests In Photoresists

Electronic Materials: Japanese firm plans large facility in Taiwan Read more >

Liquor-Store Spirits Provide Green Alternative To HPLC Solvents

Analytical Chemistry: Rum or vodka combined with household products produces… Read more >

A Farewell To Messenger

Space Science: Mercury-orbiting spacecraft nears death plunge after science… Read more >

UC Berkeley’s Graham Fleming Resigns Vice Chancellor Post

Investigation: Report substantiates harassment allegations, chemist calls it “biased and… Read more >

Draft Bill May Pave Path For Reform Of Federal Chemical Control Law

Congress: House of Representatives’ proposed overhaul of the Toxic Substances… Read more >

Nuclear Deal Could Boost Iran’s Chemical Sector

Middle East: Lifting sanctions will eliminate restraints on the local… Read more >

Structure Of The Measles Virus Nucleocapsid Reveals How It Wraps Up Its Genome

Structural Biology: Researchers tame the virus’s floppy capsid structure… Read more >

Drug Spending Jumped In 2014, IMS Study Finds

Pharmaceuticals: New drugs, fewer patent expirations drove sales growth Read more >

Technique Adds Proteins To Membranes At Specific Sites And Times

Biomodification: Lipid, linker, and photocaging give researchers exquisite control over… Read more >

Oxytocin Promotes Social Behaviors By Tuning Brain Circuits

Neuroscience: Hormone helps auditory circuits in adult mouse brains to… Read more >

Natural Gas Dominates U.S. Energy Projections

Resources: Chemical feedstocks predicted to shift away from petroleum-based… Read more >

Carbon-Nanotube Electrodes Make Better Brain Connections

Neuroscience: Nanotube electrodes can stimulate and record from neurons without… Read more >

Plastic Bags Cut Wildlife Populations In Marshland Ecosystems

Pollution: Conventional and biodegradable plastic bags covering marsh sediments reduce… Read more >

Shape-Shifting Substance Stays Soft

Materials: Weaving together two polymers makes a rubbery shape-memory… Read more >

First 3-D View Of The Body’s Pain-Sensing ‘Wasabi Receptor’

Biomolecular Structure: Snapshot of the TRPA1 ion channel, which senses… Read more >

Bristol-Myers Squibb Buys Into Gene Therapy

Pharmaceuticals: Firm adds gene therapy in a deal with uniQure… Read more >

A Glimpse Inside The Sophisticated World Of Synthetic Cannabinoids

Vice correspondent Hamilton Morris travels to New Zealand and China… Read more >

Fluorescence Studies Reveal How Cells Take Out Their Protein Garbage

Molecular Biology: Researchers use single-molecule methods to observe details… Read more >

Lawrencium Ionization Energy Measured

Actinides: Study confirms theoretical understanding of electronic structure of superheavy… Read more >

Engineered Bacteria Shine Light On Air Pollution

Biosensors: A pollutant-detecting device contains bioluminescent bacteria that glow… Read more >

BASF Sues Umicore Over Battery Chemistry

Patent Dispute: Ownership of nickel-cobalt-manganese cathode material is… Read more >

Fracking Activities Pollute Nearby Air With Carcinogenic Hydrocarbons

Environmental Health: Air in the backyards of residents near Ohio… Read more >

Total Advances Plans For Gulf Coast Cracker

Petrochemicals: Company has filed for permits for an ethylene unit… Read more >

China p-xylene plant explodes for second time in less than two years

Plant Safety: Chemical warfare unit and more than 600 firefighters… Read more >

Decorating Quantum Dots To Make Them Glow White

Nanotechnology: Chemists produce white-light-emitting zinc sulfide nanocrystals by… Read more >

α/β-Peptides Could Offer Low-Cost Alternative To Antibody Drugs

Drug Design: Researchers mix natural and nonnatural amino acids to… Read more >

First Pictures Of The Mitoribosome Taken

Biomolecular Structure: Researchers obtain near-atomic-level views of the… Read more >

A Solution-Based Method For Making Black Phosphorus

Materials: Solvent exfoliation is a way to make large amounts… Read more >

U.S. Sets Emission Targets In Preparation For Climate Change Talks

Negotiations: Obama Administration proposes up to 26% cut in emissions… Read more >

Union Carbide Buys Back Troubled West Virginia Plant

Chemicals: Facility once produced lethal methyl isocyanate Read more >

Cancer Immunotherapy Deal Mania Continues

Pharmaceuticals: Novartis and Merck Serono broaden their immuno-oncology portfolios… Read more >

EPA Halts New Uses Of Pesticides Linked To Bee Decline

Neonicotinoids: Activists urge further protection for pollinators, industry objects Read more >

Borrelidin Jams Its Target By Multitasking

Natural Products: New insights into how the potent antibiotic inhibits… Read more >

Smokeless Tobacco Leaves Traces Of Carcinogens In Household Dust

Environment: Study suggests residents of households with smokeless tobacco users… Read more >

Researchers Map The Molecular Makeup Of The Human Skin Surface

Microbiome: Using a combo of mass spec and RNA sequencing… 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

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