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Cutting coal has reduced atmospheric mercury in northeastern U.S.

Decreased pollution from coal-fired power plants has led to… Read more >

Gecko-inspired adhesion controlled by light

Adhesive grips and releases objects thanks to UV-triggered azobenzene… Read more >

Making aptamers with biology’s help

RNA sequences from riboswitches and ribozymes provide scaffolds that help… Read more >

Big data technique predicts 12% of unknown protein structures

Milestone in modeling yields 100 new protein folds Read more >

Civil suit filed against University of Hawaii for lab explosion

Injured researcher Thea Ekins-Coward and her spouse allege negligence… Read more >

On-demand pain relief, triggered by light

Injectable material can be repeatedly stimulated with near-infrared light… Read more >

AkzoNobel unveils global research challenge

Seeks partners to codevelop sustainable chemistries Read more >

Opioid side effects blocked by targeting sensory neurons

Study in mice proposes mechanism for why patients seeking pain… Read more >

Biogen pays $1.25 billion
 to protect a blockbuster drug

Licensing agreement with Forward Pharma will ensure rights to the… Read more >

AkzoNobel unveils global research challenge

Seeks partners to codevelop sustainable chemistries Read more >

Specialized coatings help detect gravitational waves

A 2-µm-thick film helped produce the ultrareflective mirrors… Read more >

EPA cranks out toxics rules during Obama’s last days in office

Agency proposes processes for identifying and evaluating high-risk chemicals… Read more >

Sweeter hook-ups between sugars using a macrocyclic catalyst

Bis-thiourea compound helps stereospecifically build β-glycoside sugar linkages Read more >

China jails managers for pollution

Case provides a look into how some companies evade environmental… Read more >

EPA makes slew of decisions on pesticides

Policies and rules completed in finals days of Obama Administration… Read more >

Researchers solve a cancer conundrum

As cells turn cancerous, ribosome regulators force the cellular machines… Read more >

OSHA sets lower beryllium exposure limit

Agency estimates that rule will save the lives of 94… Read more >

Printing silver ink creates a spectrum of structural colors

Silver nanoparticles ink-jet printed on patterned polymer sheets could… Read more >

Chemical Heritage Foundation names Robert G. W. Anderson as president and CEO

The former director of London’s British Museum will take… Read more >

Braiding a molecular knot

Chemists up the complexity of these tangled structures by weaving… Read more >

White House updates biotech oversight plans

First update in decades clarifies, but doesn’t change, genetic… Read more >

Healthcare conference brings deal deluge

But industry optimism is tempered by Trump comments on drug… Read more >

Aptamer-based sensors could measure drug levels in real time

General sensor platform makes measurements in awake animals and doesn… Read more >

Process mimics spider silk spinning

Combining parts of silk proteins from various spider species improves… Read more >

J&J sets up NYC biotech incubator with partners

Pharma company establishes seventh JLABS location to house start-ups… Read more >

DuPont to pour $200 million into the Experimental Station

Investment is meant to attract third parties to the legendary… Read more >

Perlara signs pacts with Grace Science and Wylder Nation Foundation

Deals mark quirky biotech’s first direct partnerships with advocacy… Read more >

White House attempts to clarify, but not change, genetic engineering regulations

First update in decades draws both praise and scorn, but… Read more >

Aptamer-based sensors could measure drug levels in real time

General sensor platform makes measurements in awake animals and doesn… Read more >

Deal deluge hits at start of JPMorgan Healthcare meeting

Takeda, Ipsen, and Allergan are among those adding to their… Read more >

Robert Bergman wins Wolf Prize in Chemistry

Organometallic chemist honored for his efforts to activate carbon-hydrogen… Read more >

As Chinese manufacturing booms, residents choke

Manufacturing rebound in China could be short-lived if authorities… Read more >

DOE funds cleantech, but will it last?

Lanzatech, Global Algae Innovations among awardees for small-scale, biobased… Read more >

Drug manufacturing woes grow

FDA inspections raise issues that delay approvals Read more >

New drug approvals plummet in 2016



Cyclicality cited as the main driver in a 50% drop… Read more >

Study confirms “hydrogen spillover” in catalytic hydrogenation

Dissociated hydrogens reduce substrate on two types of surfaces, but… Read more >

Possible molecular mechanism behind gastric bypass surgery identified

Researchers pinpoint lipid involved in dietary changes after surgery in… Read more >

Density functional theory heads the wrong way

Theoretical method may be getting the right answer for the… Read more >

Phosphorus garners an organic starring role

Chemists prepare the phosphorus analog of cyanuric acid for the… Read more >

Probing fibrils from different types of Alzheimer’s

Differences in fibril structure may correlate with different forms of… Read more >

How tomatoes make cholesterol

Researchers uncover the biosynthetic pathway plants use to build this… Read more >

DuPont faces more legal liabilities for cleanups

PFOA contamination and the environmental legacy of Chambers Works plague… Read more >

Breathalyzer-like nanoarray sensor detects disease

Researchers use carbon nanotubes, gold nanoparticles, and artificial intelligence to… Read more >

C&EN’s 10 Most Popular Articles From 2016

These are the chemistry stories from the past year that… Read more >

Toward a blood test for prion disease

Technique diagnoses small group of patients with 100% sensitivity and… Read more >

The biggest self-assembled supramolecular cage ever

Researchers create one new giant cage complex, then predict and… Read more >

Expanding CRISPR toolkit may render patent fight moot

Newly discovered CasX and CasY enzymes could be a safety… Read more >

Linde, Praxair to form industrial gas goliath

The combined firm will have $30 billion in annual sales… Read more >

Congress surprises science community by passing research bill

New version of America Competes Act on Obama’s desk… Read more >

Gulf methanol plant gets $2 billion loan

Department of Energy to back world’s largest industrial carbon… Read more >

The biggest self-assembled supramolecular cage ever

Researchers create one new giant cage complex, then predict and… Read more >

Lost color revealed on Ancient Greek marble

New X-ray fluorescence technique maps trace remnants of green… Read more >

BASF’s outlook for Asia brightens

With new plants coming on-line and consumers demanding better… Read more >

Researchers take superresolution microscopy to the next level

New method, dubbed MINFLUX, achieves nanometer resolution and fast analysis… Read more >

L’Oreal sued over hair protection knockoff

Start-up firm Olaplex charges theft of its chemistry intellectual… Read more >

Gulf methanol plant gets $2 billion loan

Department of Energy to back world’s largest industrial carbon… Read more >

Expanding CRISPR toolkit may render patent fight moot

Newly discovered CasX and CasY enzymes could be a safety… Read more >

Researchers take superresolution microscopy to the next level

New method, dubbed MINFLUX, achieves nanometer resolution and fast analysis… Read more >

EPA issues long-delayed chemical plant safety regulation

Risk management requirements likely to face unfriendly review by Trump… Read more >

Some teethers advertised as BPA-free leach the compound

Many baby teethers likely expose children using them to low… Read more >

Linde, Praxair to form industrial gas goliath

The combined firm will have $30 billion in annual sales… Read more >

Congress surprises science community by passing research bill

With last minute push, Congress clears new version of America… Read more >

Periodic graphics: Fighting stress and anxiety

Chemical educator and Compound Interest blogger Andy Brunning explains the… Read more >

Periodic graphics: Fighting stress and anxiety

El profesor de Química y bloguero de Compound Interest… Read more >

Big pharma firms’ year-end overhauls

Site closures and job cuts come from a cluster of… Read more >

A two-punch attack from CRISPR knocks out HIV in cells

The gene-editing technology mutates the virus’s DNA, blocking… Read more >

Merck awarded $2.5 billion in dispute over Gilead drugs

Gilead will appeal the latest verdict centered on the active… Read more >

EPA review of new chemicals slows

Industry gripes about delays, questions government orders for toxicity testing… Read more >

Water ice sits below surface of dwarf planet Ceres

American Geophysical Union meeting highlights include these findings and the… Read more >

Trump on energy and climate

EPA, Energy Department nominees signal sea change Read more >

EPA moves to ban uses of trichloroethylene

Proposal would prohibit some uses of common solvent to protect… Read more >

Medical innovation bill sails through Congress

Legislation authorizes increases in funding for NIH, FDA with caveats… Read more >

Engineered cells control blood sugar

Cells programmed to sense glucose and release insulin prevent hyperglycemia… Read more >

Fluorinated azides click to make triazoles

Researchers create new reagents for a fluorinated version of copper… Read more >

Brain waves clear Alzheimer’s plaques

New study in mice suggests that triggering certain patterns of… Read more >

New technique shocks proteins into action

Electric fields spark internal motions that can be observed, showing… Read more >

Lonza will acquire capsule maker Capsugel

Swiss pharma chemicals firm joins competitors in adding drug formulation… Read more >

Trump taps Liveris for manufacturing role

Dow CEO will head committee aimed at turning around manufacturing… Read more >

U.S.’s chemical outlook is sunnier than Europe’s

Natural gas continues to give U.S. chemical makers an… Read more >

Electrides join 2-D materials club

Nanosheets of ionic solids consisting of atomic planes separated by… Read more >

A smart window powers itself

A superthin photovoltaic cell generates enough electricity to switch a… Read more >

Fluorinated azides click to make triazoles

Researchers create new reagents for a fluorinated version of copper… Read more >

Gates launches $1 billion clean energy fund

With 20 other billionaires, Microsoft founder will invest in “breakthrough… Read more >

Trump taps Liveris for manufacturing role

Dow CEO will head committee aimed at turning around manufacturing… Read more >

EPA issues final national formaldehyde standard

Rule aims to protect the public from harmful emissions Read more >

New technique shocks proteins into action

Electric fields spark internal motions that can be observed, showing… Read more >

Potential diabetes therapy: Engineered cells that control blood sugar

Cells programmed to sense glucose and release insulin prevent hyperglycemia… Read more >

Hairy, expanding nanoparticles produce versatile coatings

Particles that change size with pH could help scientists fine… Read more >

L’Oreal sued over hair protection knockoff

Start-up firm Olaplex charges theft of its chemistry intellectual… Read more >

Brain waves clear Alzheimer’s plaques

New study in mice suggests that triggering certain patterns of… Read more >

Versatile route to chiral alkylboronate esters

Compounds feature boron bound to a stereogenic carbon, could help… Read more >

Spiny lobster relies on deep-sea vent chemistry

The Caribbean crustacean’s food chain contains bacteria that generate… Read more >

Medical innovation bill sails through Congress

Legislation authorizes increases in funding for NIH, FDA with caveats… Read more >

Trump names EPA administrator

Pruitt has opposed expansion of agency’s chemical safety program… Read more >

China tightens grip on hazardous chemicals

Beijing’s disaster prevention masterplan may bring further headaches to… Read more >

CRISPR creators duke it out in U.S. patent court

Attorneys representing UC Berkeley and the Broad Institute argue over… Read more >

EPA moves to ban uses of trichloroethylene

Proposal would prohibit some uses of common solvent to protect… Read more >

Solvay will sell acetate business to Blackstone

Deal to sharpen Belgian firm’s focus on specialty chemicals… Read more >

Creating hybrid plant and human cells yields evolutionary insights

Fusing plant and human cells in the lab gives scientists… Read more >

Fly farming pioneer AgriProtein attracts investors

Firm harnesses hungry fly larvae to reduce waste, feed livestock… Read more >

Designer molecule tracks copper’s role in fatty liver disease

Copper-selective probe is a new tool for studying metal… Read more >

Patheon acquires a Roche facility

South Carolina plant will beef up pharmaceutical service firm’s… Read more >

Solar device desalinates water efficiently

Thermal insulator boosts performance by protecting the device’s sunlight… Read more >

Group grades retailers on safer chemicals in products

Walmart, Target get highest marks for reducing priority chemicals of… Read more >

ACS journals enact new safety policy

Authors to be required to address novel or significant hazards… Read more >

Japanese firms eye shale gas revolution

Petrochemical joint venture will import propane as new raw material… Read more >

Boron nitride unexpectedly converts propane to propene

Low-cost, metal-free material shows promise as catalyst for… Read more >

Handheld artificial nose sniffs out rotting meat

Detecting meat freshness could reduce food waste and prevent food… Read more >

Teaching aryl Grignards new synthetic tricks

Classic organometallic reagent reacts with bench-stable oxaziridines to forge… Read more >

Turning blood cells into light-controlled drug carriers

Researchers store drugs in red blood cells as vitamin B12… Read more >

Axial Biotherapeutics launches with neuroscience focus

New microbiome firm connects gut microbes with autism and Parkinson… Read more >

Companies invest in aquaculture ingredients

BASF, Cargill, Calysta advance alternatives to wild fish Read more >

ACS among science organizations calling for Trump to appoint a science adviser

Groups ask president-elect to prioritize science in transition Read more >

Names for elements 113, 115, 117, and 118 finalized by IUPAC

Nihonium, moscovium, tennessine, and oganesson complete the seventh row of… Read more >

EPA flexes muscle under new TSCA

Agency picks first 10 chemicals, including asbestos, for safety evaluation… Read more >

ACS among science organizations calling for Trump to appoint a science adviser

Groups ask president-elect to prioritize science in transition Read more >

Obama pick for U.S. Chemical Safety Board has strong industry ties

If confirmed, Meidl would bring CSB to full complement of… Read more >

Vanderbilt neuroscience drug advances to clinic

Phase I study of Alzheimer’s treatment represents shift in… Read more >

Diet and microbiome conspire to modify epigenetics

Short-chain fatty acids produced by the mouse microbiome in… Read more >

Protein provides new route to carbon-silicon bonds

Bacterial cytochrome c demonstrates first example of biologically catalyzed organosilicon… Read more >

Young blood may not cure aging ills after all

New method for mouse blood exchange could clear up conflicts… Read more >

DuPont readies a pension freeze

Cost saving measure will hit in 2018, after its merger… Read more >

Federal overtime rule blocked by court would affect chemistry postdocs

Judge says Obama Administration exceeded its authority in requiring such… Read more >

Making affordable antireflective coatings for flexible surfaces

Simple way to make antiglare coatings could be useful for… Read more >

Lilly Alzheimer’s drug fails

The firm will not seek regulatory approval for solanezumab Read more >

A step toward mitochondrial gene therapy

Peptide-based system delivers DNA into mitochondria Read more >

Cement could be a helpful carbon sink

Model suggests cement reacting with CO₂ can offset part of… Read more >

U.K. premiere pledges extra $2 billion for R&D

Money would offset funds Britain could lose when it exits… Read more >

A step toward mitochondrial gene therapy

A self-assembling, peptide-based gene delivery system might one… Read more >

Dams increase mercury exposure for Canadian indigenous communities

Damming for hydropower boosts toxic methylmercury in traditional diets Read more >

Cleantech industry ponders Trump presidency

With climate policies in the crosshairs, companies pin hopes on… Read more >

Ashland may exit butanediol

Company says the business doesn’t match its new specialty… Read more >

Elegant way to build β-lactams

Palladium-catalyzed process weds aliphatic amines and carbon monoxide Read more >

Ignacio Tinoco dies at age 85

Colleagues reflect on the passing of UC Berkeley professor and… Read more >

Beware of a bogus ChemRxiv

Phony version of ACS preprint server is online Read more >

Synthetic biology pulls CO2 out of the atmosphere

A suite of enzymes borrowed from humans, plants, and other… Read more >

Roche launches network for cancer immunotherapy

Drug firm will spend $100 million at 21 institutions across… Read more >

Synthesis of poison dart frog toxin brings surprises

Asymmetric route to batrachotoxin opens avenues for studying sodium channels… Read more >

X-ray technique captures fast ligand-binding dynamics

Rapid mixing device combined with tiny crystals enables researchers to… Read more >

EPA reaffirms plan to ban chlorpyrifos on food

Agency cites concerns about neurotoxicity of organophosphate insecticide Read more >

Chemical traces yield ‘lifestyle sketches’

Compounds left behind on personal objects such as cell phones… Read more >

A healable polymer for stretchable electronics

Intrinsically stretchy semiconductor has promise for wearable sensors and displays… Read more >

Third Rock- and Atlas-backed Magenta launches

Biotech will try to overhaul stem cell transplants Read more >

Hyperlens lights a new path to nanofabrication

Metamaterial lens beats diffraction limit and could bolster photolithography Read more >

Seabirds eat plastic pollution because it smells good

Study shows that plastic debris grows algae, which in turn… Read more >

Evonik gets biobased methionine technology

German firm seeks to supplement synthetic production of animal feed… Read more >

Texas project is headache for contractor Fluor

Cost overruns at Chevron Phillips cracker turn project into a… Read more >

Bromine-containing dyes dwarf flame retardants in house dust

Mutagenic azo dyes are the most prevalent brominated compounds in… Read more >

Bugs, they’re what’s for dinner

Edible insects could supply as much dietary iron as meat… Read more >

How evolution repurposed a bone gene for brain development

Study suggests gene that mice express in muscle and bone… Read more >

Mutagenic dyes prevalent in house dust

Screening unveils the largest class of brominated compounds present in… Read more >

What election 2016 means for the chemistry enterprise

Less federal research funding and regulation expected Read more >

New route for taming poison ivy’s itch

Blocking immune system protein interleukin-33 squelches itch signaling in… Read more >

Novel vaccines block iron scavenging by bacteria

Agents starve bacteria by raising antibodies to capture the small… Read more >

Brexit could hit U.K. life sciences hard

Separation from Europe will impact R&D funding, drug regulation… Read more >

What Election 2016 means for the chemistry enterprise

Less federal research funding and regulation expected; expansion of legal… Read more >

Trump’s views on major science policy issues

Earlier this year, the then-candidate answered 20 questions from… Read more >

Strong run ends for Japanese chemical firms

First-half results paint mixed picture Read more >

Bugs, not beef

Edible insects could supply as much dietary iron as meat… Read more >

Tesla to launch solar roofs

Amid planned merger with SolarCity, Tesla founder Musk thinks attractive… Read more >

Pfizer discontinues work on bococizumab

Anti-cholesterol therapy was the drugmaker’s latest attempt at… Read more >

Aramco buys Novomer’s CO2-based polyols business

Saudi oil company says carbon dioxide-based polyols will flourish… Read more >

Replacing inhibitor’s hydrogen bond boosts potency


Peptide blocks key signaling pathway involved in cancer and other… Read more >

Early career scientists don’t necessarily publish more important research

The most successful papers come at random times in scientists… Read more >

Breaking bonds in unstrained rings

Catalyst system activates carbon-carbon bonds in cyclopentanones Read more >

Nanosensor reveals temperature variation in the muscles of live creatures

Nanoparticles containing a pair of fluorescent dyes can detect microscale… Read more >

Nanosensors track temperature in live creatures

Fluorescent nanoparticles map microscale temperature patterns in beetle muscles Read more >

DHS seeks advice on bomb chemicals

National Academies studying ways to control availability of substances used… Read more >

Airway-on-a-chip smokes cigarettes to study respiratory disease

Microfluidic device lined with human cells produces same smoking biomarkers… Read more >

Hedge fund manager wins U.S. drug patent challenges

Federal tribunal tosses out Shire, Celgene claims Read more >

EPA greenlights 2,4-D and glyphosate mixture

Proposal would expand use of Dow’s Enlist Duo herbicide… Read more >

General Electric to exit water treatment by 2017

Proceeds will pay for an enlargement of the firm’s… Read more >

New York City discovery venture advances

Tri-Institutional Therapeutics Discovery Institute adds a development arm, Bridge… Read more >

Peter Dorhout is the 2017 ACS president-elect

Four other board director positions have also been filled Read more >

John D. Roberts dies at age 98

Caltech chemistry professor brought NMR to organic chemistry Read more >

Peter Dorhout is 2017 ACS President-Elect

Four other board director positions also filled Read more >

New weapons in the fight against fungal wilt

C&EN and CAS examine the intellectual property behind the… Read more >

Formaldehyde protects lignin during biomass processing

Simple treatment keeps natural polymer from turning into sludge Read more >

Heat-shock proteins have unrecognized roles in cells

This family of cellular paramedics doesn’t just help peptide… Read more >

Firms aim to fathom diseases

Genomics Medicine Ireland and BlackThorn Therapeutics get venture support for… Read more >

Homeland Security seeks help on bomb chemicals

National Academies studying ways to control availability of substances used… Read more >

First-ever solid-state iron-bismuth compound created

Elusive species completes iron pnictide series Read more >

Long-sought atmospheric intermediate detected

Study helps confirm 43-year-old mechanistic proposal for CO2… Read more >

Dow, DuPont raise earnings amid demand for cars, houses, and food

Chemical firms beat lackluster global economy by selling into consumer… Read more >

Chlorine gas released in Kansas distillery chemical mix-up

U.S. Chemical Safety Board investigating accident Read more >

BASF explosion impact lingers

Marketplace impact continues during investigation Read more >

Chemical Safety Board says multiple errors led to fatal accident

Two workers died in 2013 Williams Olefin chemical plant explosion… Read more >

Potential diabetes treatment uses light-activated gel to release insulin

Injectable insulin-carrying polymer could offer a less invasive way… Read more >

XPrize seeks water from the air

Foundation to award $1.75 million to developer of cheap… Read more >

Asthma patients could stop wheezing thanks to worm spit

Protein secreted by hookworms helps block immune responses associated with… Read more >

Antitrust review delays ChemChina’s Syngenta purchase

Regulators appear to be preparing a closer look at this… Read more >

3-D printer builds heart-on-a-chip device

Device coupling living tissue and sensors could one day screen… Read more >

A better blood test for liver damage

A set of five proteins in patient blood samples can… Read more >

Chemical Safety Board says multiple errors led to fatal accident

Two workers died in 2013 Williams Olefin chemical plant explosion… Read more >

ACS establishes new journal for earth and space chemistry

Joel Blum of the University of Michigan is named inaugural… Read more >

ExoMars orbiter ready to map trace gases

Although Schiaparelli lander crashed, mission’s orbiter will take data… Read more >

Statins

Brian Clegg gets to the heart of the matter on… Read more >

Tap water of 6 million in the US contains industrial chemicals

Study finds perfluoroalkyl substances exceeding safety limits across the country… Read more >

Closing the window on air pollution

Switching off fans and closing car windows can minimise drivers… Read more >

Treasury throws lifeline to scientists with European funding

Promises to match European research funding secured before Brexit made… Read more >

Republican EPA chiefs endorse Clinton

Two EPA heads who served Republican administrations disavow Trump, endorse… Read more >

Algae confirmed as culprit in Rio green pool saga

Accidental addition of hydrogen peroxide destroyed hypochlorite allowing algae to… Read more >

Magnetic fields deliver cancer-killing bacteria to tumour’s heart

Guided microbes packed with drugs can reach the parts of… Read more >

Rethinking organic C–Hemistry

Nina Notman meets the organic chemists intent on breaking bonds… Read more >

Who you gonna call?

Fires, explosions and lifesaving advice are just part a normal… Read more >

The sky’s the limit

Ali Bouzari explains why food tastes worse on aeroplanes, and… Read more >

Amine behind mask hides its reactivity

Chemists mask amines’ unwanted reactivity with carbon dioxide and overcome… Read more >

Chemistry preprint server plan generates sparks

The American Chemical Society’s chemistry preprint server scheme has… Read more >

Tamed sodium in water comes out of the blue

Controlled conditions prevent alkali metal in water exploding letting researchers… Read more >

Fresh out of school

There are some things that just need to be learned… Read more >

European regulator to look into tattoo inks

European Chemicals Agency may recommend an EU-wide ban on… Read more >

Chinese investor in Hinkley Point faces nuclear espionage charges

Nuclear firm allegedly obtained US information and expertise without government… Read more >

Greenland shark is longest lived vertebrate in the world

Radiocarbon dating reveals elusive Arctic sharks could live to more… Read more >

6-epi-Ophiobolin N

When it comes to cascade reactions, radicals are king of… Read more >

Green diving pool debacle at Rio Olympics

Chemistry underpinning rapid change in pool’s colour remains murky… Read more >

Transition metal material captures inert neon

First interaction between neon and a transition metal could lead… Read more >

Reprieve for some Australian climate scientists facing the axe

Number of climate scientists to lose jobs cut from 100… Read more >

Small boats on stormy seas

Political instability hits small companies hardest Read more >

Rohm and Haas fined for safety violations

Fines relate to a trimethylaluminium explosion that injured four in… Read more >

US government sued over merger crackdown

Business groups challenge Obama’s steps to limit tax inversions… Read more >

Ghrelin

Is there a single hormone that cause hunger, and is… Read more >

Biochemist settles $8 million case against his university

George Washington University biochemistry professor sued over removal as head… Read more >

Shrimp shells keep wine fresh

Shellfish byproduct made into sulfite-free wine preservative Read more >

Revolutionary computer program could change chemistry forever

Software can tell chemists how to make new molecules from… Read more >

Moseley’s spectrometer

Henry Moseley changed the face of the periodic table before… Read more >

Membrane reactor turns methane into aromatics

Catalytic technology could turn untapped hydrocarbons into valuable chemical feedstocks… Read more >

Hidden face revealed beneath Degas painting

Portrait reconstructed using x-ray fluorescence elemental maps Read more >

Aussie rules

The world’s most liveable city is a renowned hub… Read more >

Toddlers at highest risk of chemical eye burns

Finding overturns commonly held belief that adults were at greater… Read more >

It’s in the blood

Fuel cell that fits inside human vein generates power from… Read more >

Oxygen measured for the first time in a galaxy far, far away

Data offers snapshot of evolving galaxy 12 billion light years… Read more >

Super quick synthesis in Leidenfrost lab

Chemical reactions can proceed an order of magnitude faster in… Read more >

Bacterial compass components give up cosmic clues

Trace radioactive iron residues forged in a stellar furnace are… Read more >

Blood laser exposes body fluid’s molecular make-up

Optofluidic lasers may inject life into in vivo monitoring of… Read more >

A colour is worth a thousand spectra

Analytical method simplifies screening of photocatalytic reactions Read more >

Shaping up at the nanoscale

Rods, stars or spheres? Rachel Brazil looks at the shape… Read more >

A bit of light work

Success prospecting for helium shouldn’t halt efforts to conserve… Read more >

Standard antibody will bolster biopharma

New NIST reference material will help validate and compare analytical… Read more >

Amgen and Advaxis partner on immuno-oncology

Deal covers rights to system for building cancer therapies specific… Read more >

Antibiotic partnership plans accelerated drug development

Public–private venture will invest $350 million over five years… Read more >

Passing the test

Francisco Radler, the man in charge of the 2016 Rio… Read more >

Job cuts at Takeda, Boehringer and Arena

Hundreds of positions eliminated as companies re-evaluate R&D… Read more >

Prodiginines

When the communion bread starts secreting blood, could this be… Read more >

Imagination and reality flow in opposite directions in your brain

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

WATCH: Do Beards Make Men Sexier?

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

WATCH: This band-aid gel instantly stops bleeding

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

This new folding electric bike can fit in your backpack

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

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 >

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 >

WATCH: Does Smiling Make You Happy?

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