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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 >

Landriani's eudiometer

An end to bad air days Read more >

Myriad calls a ceasefire in court battle over cancer gene tests

US biotech firm settles patent lawsuits involving BRCA gene tests… Read more >

Thin film approach to biocatalysis

Researchers say consider enzymes from the start to broaden industrial… Read more >

Billion dollar package unveiled to fight antibiotic resistance

President Obama wants to almost double US funding to fight… Read more >

A sticky way to inspect self-cleaning glass

Reusable colour-changing label checks if photocatalytic self-cleaning glass… 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 >

Ebola vaccine shown to be safe in humans

GlaxoSmithKline vaccine will now be trialled in Liberia Read more >

Probe into price fixing at Russian universities

Fees have soared by more than 25% this year at… Read more >

Graphene looks to doped superbenzene to overcome electronic hurdles

Carefully designed jigsaw pieces may provide solution to graphene bandgap… Read more >

Explosive chemistry

The Forensic Explosives Laboratory supports police investigations into unlawful use… Read more >

Notes on notation

The UK chapter of the Chemical Notation Association met for… Read more >

What we mean when we talk about bonds

Santiago Alvarez delves into the debates and disagreements that surround… Read more >

Chemistry Nobel laureate Yves Chauvin dies aged 84

Catalysis chemist unravelled how olefin metathesis reactions took place paving… Read more >

Rules of engagement

Whither the future of magazines? Wherever our readers lead us… Read more >

Shiny and new

Nascent substances have unique properties, and some age faster than… 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 >

Live insects pictured with electron microscope

A protective ‘nano-suit’ made from a common detergent protects… Read more >

Ex-US Navy weapons specialist arrested over chemical stockpile

Arrest made in Canada over osmium tetroxide stores and other… Read more >

Tiny volcanic cracks ‘incubated’ ancient DNA

Rock pores may provide answer to mystery of how longer… Read more >

Grubbs catalyst

Nina Notman describes the dance of olefin metathesis, and how… Read more >

Rubriflordilactone A

Sometimes it’s worth building aromatics instead of buying them… Read more >

Roche chases bolt-on acquisitions as it pushes into genomics

Company’s recent shopping spree aims to harness genome sequencing… Read more >

Mobile Test Could Detect Viral DNA Without PCR

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

DNA gets with the program

Molecular computing systems could improve disease diagnosis – and even hack… Read more >

Fears for forensic quality in England and Wales

Audit reveals little data on services police purchase and a… Read more >

Plant plaster protects wine from vine decline

Fungal infection threatening to devastate vineyards could be halted by… Read more >

The spirit of the matter

Philip Ball muses on the mercurial nature of chemical history… Read more >

BPA use poses 'no health risks', says EU

A European Food Safety Authority evaluation has found the use… 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 >

Blue LEDs may be caught in a trap

Manufacturing difficulties could be down to nitrogen vacancies Read more >

Alkali metal explosion explained

High-speed cameras help re-examine the chemistry behind a… Read more >

UK calls for fracking restrictions

Environment committee wants to protect national parks and tighten regulation… Read more >

Straightening out capacitance measurements

Inexpensive circuit improves accuracy of electrochemical tests in the search… Read more >

Shire deepens rare disease focus with NPS buyout

Approval of parathyroid hormone drug further validates acquisition decision Read more >

A new ERA for European science?

The European Research Area has made scientists more mobile, but… 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 >

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 >

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 >

Lightweight, Tunable Lenses Made From Graphene

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

Obama talks up research, announces personalised medicine initiative

US president proposes ‘precision medicine’ initiative in State of the… Read more >

‘Research bank’ idea floated to support US science agencies

Establishment of a public–private bank mooted to smooth out… Read more >

Self-cleaning sensors see the light

Overcoming electrode fouling in biomedical and environmental detectors Read more >

The big experiment

Plans to stop assessing school pupils’ practical work are the… Read more >

Activist Group Trian Forms Panel Of CEO Advisers

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

Synthetic Biology Puts A Leash On GMOs

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

Micromotors Take Their First Swim In The Body

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

Diamond sensor atom scale imaging proposed

Technique could, in theory, be used to build up a… Read more >

BP Deepwater oil spill fines set to fall dramatically

Louisiana judge rules that disaster released a million fewer barrels… Read more >

Comet 67P’s carbon blanket promises solar system birth insights

Rosetta probe suggests comet contains complex organic compounds similar to… Read more >

Switching desalination plants from carbon dioxide source to sink

Thermal decomposition of reject brine could help combat carbon dioxide… Read more >

US methane emissions reduction effort generates sparks

White House targets oil and gas sector but gets a… Read more >

The right CV for me

It may only be read for a few seconds, so… Read more >

Dow Chemical Partners With Chemistry Teacher Group

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

Self-Assembling Carbohydrates Trap Cancer Cells In A Cage

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

Titanium nitride

Brian Clegg explains how titanium nitride could protect artificial joints… Read more >

Succour for India's struggling scientists

The Right to Research foundation is helping Indian researchers to… Read more >

€2.7bn research cuts to fund Europe's stimulus package unveiled

Big losers from Horizon 2020 science programme include Europe's… Read more >

Tomography allows ancient texts to rise from the ashes

Scroll from town destroyed in Vesuvius eruption over 2000 years… Read more >

Confusion over Europe's chief scientific adviser post

Commission says adviser role will still be scrapped despite UK… Read more >

Women Said To Shun Disciplines Perceived As Requiring Innate Brilliance

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

$250 Million Composites Research Hub Launches


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

Roadmap to fast track Ebola vaccine development

Expert panel recommends developing multiple vaccines and targeting at risk… Read more >

NIH institute looks to end funding monopolies

New guidelines aim to spread grant money more evenly to… Read more >

Chitosan bioelectrode sustains metabolic power to medical implants

Shrimp shell and fruit extracts improve lifespan of glucose biofuel… Read more >

Biotech Frenzy Grips JP Morgan Conference

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

Absorbent Polymer Inflates Tissue To Give Microscope A Better View

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

Radical Polymer Approach

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 >

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 >

Absorbant Polymer Inflates Tissue To Give Microscope A Better View

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

DuPont-Trian Fight Escalates

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

Big Apple Bans Foam Containers

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

Open access journal to pay peer reviewers

A portion of the article processing charge will be put… 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 >

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

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

Shire To Acquire Rare Disease Firm NPS

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

Toyota Frees Fuel-Cell Patents

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

Biotech Funding Starts Strong

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

NIH Grant Success Rate Improves

Funding: Individual investigator awards rebound slightly Read more >

Low-Cost Carbon Capture Material Made From Asphalt

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

Trian Wants Directors On DuPont’s Board

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

Nanotech Safety Expert Nominated To Chemical Safety Board

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

DNA Glues Particles Together

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

MeadWestvaco Will Spin Off Chemicals

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

Novel Bacteria Fighter Unearthed

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

Why Graphene Oxide Thin Films Are Water Stable

Materials: Overlooked metal contamination strengthens membranes Read more >

Neural Membrane Inspires Improved Brain and Spine Implants

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

Immunosuppressants Pack Powerful Punch

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

Method Identifies Elusive Antigens

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

New Hydrogen Storage Material Can Take The Heat

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

Eye Exam For Chaperone

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

Phosphorylation Pushes Floppy Protein To Fold

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

A New Link For Aryl Polymers

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

Myriad Loses DNA Patent Case

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

DuPont Names Spin-off ‘Chemours’

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

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 >

Phosphorylation Pushes Floppy Protein To Fold

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

Smartphone Microscope Sizes Up Single DNA Molecules

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

3-D Printed Polymer Devices Change Color When Stretched

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

Dow Corning To Abandon Tennessee Silicon Site

Finance: Company blames Chinese tariffs and oversupply for decision 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

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

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 >

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 >

Simple Paper Device Titrates Acids And Bases

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

Nanoparticles Trick Malaria Parasites By Mimicking Red Blood Cells

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

DuPont Safety Lapses, Mechanical Failures Cited In Fatal Texas Accident

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

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 >

Texas Student Falsified Data

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

Comets Questioned As Water Source

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

Drug Firms Prevail In Antitrust Trial

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

Merck Expands In Antibiotics With Cubist Buy

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

BASF Readies 150th Birthday Celebration

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

C&EN Earns Top Publishing Prizes

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

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 >

Smartphones Detect Gases On The Cheap

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

Vibration Detector Mimics Spider’s Sensory Organ

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

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 >

Oil Price Decline Hitting U.S. Chemical Makers

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

Protons Pass Through The Notoriously Impermeable Material Graphene

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

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 >

Pressure-Based Rates By Theory Alone

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

GSK Makes Deep Cuts To R&D In Research Triangle Park

Pharmaceuticals: An overhaul to operations is expected to bring $1… Read more >

Pantry Pests Harbor Plastic-Chomping Bacteria

Plastic Pollution: Microbes in the guts of grain-eating moth… 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 >

Touch Sensors Detect Bending, Stretching, And Twisting

Materials: Researchers draw inspiration from skin structure to design polymer… Read more >

New Editor For Chemical Reviews

Publishing: American Chemical Society appoints Sharon Hammes-Schiffer as editor… Read more >

Protons Pass Through The Notoriously Impermeable Material Graphene

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

Chemists Synthesize 1,878-Carbon Hexagon

Organic Chemistry: The 12-nm-wide hydrocarbon wheel lies flat… Read more >

Scientists Catch Damage-Free Glimpse Of Photosynthesis Complex

Crystallography: Manganese atoms in photosystem II’s catalytic center have… Read more >

Third Point, Dow Bury The Hatchet

Finance: Hedge fund’s supporters, plus two others, will join… Read more >

Rare Disease Firms BioMarin And Prosensa To Merge

Biotechnology: Deal is next twist in race to get DMD… Read more >

Worries Grow Over Europe’s Competitiveness

Chemical Industry: Association calls for more R&D funding, energy… Read more >

Chronic Alcohol Use May Increase Levels Of Inflammatory Lipids In Adult Brains

Neurochemistry: Scientists try to understand how long-term alcohol use… Read more >

Cheap Templates For Solar Cells Now On Blu-Ray

Nanofabrication: Structures patterned by Blu-ray discs could boost the… Read more >

EPA Proposes More Protective Air Pollution Limit For Ground-Level Ozone

Regulation: Industry and congressional Republicans fault plan to ratchet down… Read more >

Engineers Combine 3-D Printing With Ionic Liquids To Make Conductive Materials

Materials: Technique could enable the fabrication of components for batteries… Read more >

Paul von Ragué Schleyer Dies At 84

Obituary: University of Georgia scientist blazed new trails in computational… Read more >

Engineered Bacteria Ripen Fruit By Belching Ethylene

Bioengineering: Researchers program E. coli to produce ethylene, a gas… Read more >

Europe’s Chemical Sector Seen In Decline

Competitiveness: Industry calls for more R&D funding, energy policy… Read more >

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation 
Gets $3.3 Billion For Royalties


Venture Philanthropy: Payment from Royalty Pharma marks maturation of venture… Read more >

Synthetic Self-Assembling Nanococoons Mimic Natural Viruses

Nanomaterials: Researchers design peptides that spontaneously package DNA into tiny… Read more >

Arrays Aid Scale-Up Of Drug-Candidate Syntheses

Drug Discovery: Researchers optimize syntheses by adapting coupling reactions in… Read more >

Third Point, Dow Come To Terms

Détente: Hedge fund’s supporters, plus two others, will… Read more >

Actavis Wins Bid To Buy Allergan

Pharmaceuticals: Botox maker avoids takeover by Valeant, sealing deal to… Read more >

Tufts Study Finds Big Rise In Cost Of Drug Development

Pharmaceuticals: Benchmark report sees the cost of bringing a drug… Read more >

Nelson Wins ACS President-Elect

ACS News: Board directors are also selected in society’s… Read more >

Four Killed At DuPont Plant

Industrial Accident: Methyl mercaptan leak appears to be responsible for… Read more >

Twisted By Design

Materials Synthesis: Polarized light helps nanoparticles self-assemble into ribbons… Read more >

House Of Representatives Passes Bills Targeting Environmental Protection Agency

Congress: Republicans’ action presages 2015 agenda against pollution control regulations… Read more >

Tufts Study Finds Big Rise 
In Cost Of Drug Development


Pharmaceuticals: Benchmark report sees the cost of bringing a drug… Read more >

Eye Test Might One Day Diagnose Alzheimer’s Before Symptoms Appear

Neuroscience: Imaging method spots disease peptide in mouse retinas 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 >

Polarized Light Boosts Production Of Chiral Nanostructures

Materials Synthesis: Nanoparticles self-assemble into ribbons of controllable chirality… Read more >

Printing 3-D Conductive Materials With The Help Of Ionic Liquids

Materials: The technique could allow engineers to print conductive components… 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 >

Device Captures Individual Cancer Cells For Genome Analysis

Medical Diagnostics: A microfluidic chip could quickly and easily collect… Read more >

European Commission President Axes Science Adviser Position

Future of science advice to European Union’s executive branch… Read more >

Nelson Wins ACS President-Elect

ACS News: Board directors are also selected in society’s… 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 >

Four Workers Killed At DuPont Chemical Plant In Texas

Industrial Accident: Methyl mercaptan leak appears to be responsible for… Read more >

Actavis Beats Valeant In Bid To Buy Allergan

Pharmaceuticals: $66 billion deal ends long-running takeover saga 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 >

Dow Hit With $1.1 Billion Price-Fixing Conviction


Polyurethanes: Chemical company vows to appeal to Supreme Court Read more >

Modified Spud Gains Approval

Food Safety: Potato engineered to produce less acrylamide when cooked… Read more >

Hydrogen Bond Images From AFM Questioned

Microscopy: “Bonds” may be artifact of tip flexibility Read more >

Oligoproline Helix Analyzed In Detail

Crystallography: Researchers get better view of third-most-common protein… Read more >

Researchers Try Out A New Thin-Film Material For Transistors

Electronics: Black phosphorus may have the right mix of electronic… Read more >

Third Point Lashes Out At Dow

Activist investor accuses the company of breaking promises, reaches out… Read more >


Making Heterocycles Behave In C–H Activation

Organic Chemistry: Reaction overcomes traditional selectivity issues when applied to… Read more >

U.S., China Strike Climate Change Deal To Slash Emissions Of CO2 And Other Greenhouse Gases

Global Warming: Bilateral accord sets stage for completion of a… Read more >

Bankruptcy For KiOR

Cleantech: Troubled advanced biofuels maker defaulted on loan from Mississippi… Read more >

New Editor For Langmuir

Publishing: Françoise M. Winnik succeeds David G. Whitten Read more >

Electronics That Dissolve In The Body

Electronics: Materials choices are key to making devices that biodegrade… Read more >

University Of Utah Concludes Investigation Of Controversial 'Nanochopsticks'

Misconduct: Former student solely responsible for manipulated images, committee finds… Read more >

Chiral Catalyst Leads To New Stereopolymer

Polymer Science: Process marries right- and left-handed polymer chains… Read more >

Biologists Engineer A Three-Gene Optogenetic System

Synthetic Biology: New blue-light-active protein offers researchers ability… Read more >

U.S., China Strike Climate Change Deal To Slash Emissions Of CO2 And Other Greenhouse Gases

Global Warming: Bilateral accord sets stage for completion of a… Read more >

Rosetta’s Probe Touches Down On Comet

Space: Historic landing marred by failure of anchors, but science… Read more >

University Of Utah Concludes Investigation Of Controversial 'Nanochopsticks'

Misconduct: Former student solely responsible for manipulated images, committee finds… Read more >

Polyribosomes May Act As 3-D Nanoprinters To Fabricate Vault Particles

Cell Biology: Researchers find evidence that the mysterious cellular particles… Read more >

New Molecules Found To Form Megamasers

Astronomers discover silicon oxide and methanol molecules help fuel highly… Read more >

Two Groups Develop Chemical Footprints For Freshwater Ecosystems

Pollution: The indicators suggest that countries in Europe release chemicals… Read more >

Chiral Catalyst Leads To New Stereopolymer

Polymer Science: Process marries right- and left-handed polymer chains… Read more >

KiOR Files For Bankruptcy

Cleantech: Troubled advanced biofuels maker defaulted on loan from the… Read more >

Making Heterocycles Behave In C–H Activation

Organic Chemistry: Reaction overcomes traditional selectivity issues when applied to… Read more >

Japan Delivers Steady Results

First half: Chemical companies are buoyed by improving economic conditions… Read more >

Journals Adopt New Reproducibility Standards

Dozens of publishers sign on to effort that aims to… Read more >

Simulation Technique Finds Reaction Products Not Seen In Experiments

Computational Chemistry: Ab initio nanoreactor points to unexplored reaction mechanisms… Read more >

Chinese Firm Buys Former Boehringer Ingelheim Plant

Pharma Chemicals: Deal could be first of several U.S… Read more >

Liquid Crystals Stabilize Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells

Photovoltaics: New electrolyte lets dye-sensitized solar cells work at… Read more >

Elections Bolster Industry Agenda

Congress: Chemical makers expect progress on TSCA reform, other priorities… Read more >

Tokuyama Takes Loss On Malaysia Polysilicon Plant

Investment Gone Sour: Search for lower production costs results in… Read more >

Silicon Nitride Microtubes Direct Neuron Growth

Bioengineering: Arrays of silicon nitride microtubes could be used to… Read more >

Polypropylene Found In New Form

Plastics: Fifth crystal form of commercial polymer could find industrial… Read more >

Two-Dimensional MOFs Boost Gas Separation

Materials: Thin sheets of metal-organic framework compounds improve membrane… Read more >

Dimming The Lights On Photocatalysis

Organic Synthesis: Strategies make visible-light-driven reactions easier Read more >

Tokuyama Takes Loss On Malaysia Polysilicon Plant

Investment gone sour: Search for lower production costs results in… Read more >

Two-Dimensional MOFs Boost Gas Separation

Materials: Thin sheets of metal-organic framework compounds improve membrane… Read more >

Some Personal Care Products May Build Up In Pools

Water Quality: Standard chlorination steps do not break down some… Read more >

Cross-chiral Ribozyme May Hold Clues To Origin Of Life

Biocatalysts: RNA enzyme assembles RNA chains of opposite handedness Read more >

Chip Scales Up Studies Of Cancer Cell Metastasis

Bioanalytics: A high-throughput automated assay mimics cancer cell invasion… Read more >

New Editor For Journal Of Agricultural & Food Chemistry

Publishing: Thomas F. Hofmann will take the reins in 2015… Read more >

Particulates From Coal Mining Community Trigger Signs Of Cancer In Lung Cells

Environmental Health: Human lung cells exposed to particulates from homes… Read more >

Building A Safer Button Battery

Materials: Pressure-sensitive coating stops current flowing from button batteries… Read more >