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Business leaders name regulations they would like to see go

Several chemical company CEOs sign letter to the Trump Administration… Read more >

Computers predict molecules’ scent from their structures

Crowdsourcing project feeds odor perception data into machine-learning algorithms… Read more >

U.S. indicts a lab chemicals supplier

AK Scientific charged with illegally shipping hazardous chemicals Read more >

Fighting fungal infection with targeted therapy

Tweaking the structure of a membrane-disrupting antifungal compound reduces… Read more >

Surprising amyloid structure solved

Bacterial peptide forms amyloids with α-helices instead of β-sheets; new… Read more >

Stable colloids made with inorganic molten salts

Potential applications include improved heat-transfer fluids and new inorganic… Read more >

Harvesting therapeutic proteins from animal slobber

Scientists genetically engineered mice to secrete human nerve growth factor… Read more >

Gilead buys Priority Review Voucher from Sarepta

Deal for $125 million hints at cooler market for the… Read more >

Slow-release nitrogen fertilizer could increase crop yields

A new nanoparticle-based fertilizer delivers plant nutrients efficiently and… Read more >

Tronox to acquire TiO2 rival Cristal

Purchase will create the world’s largest producer of the… Read more >

Nanoscience pioneer Millie Dresselhaus dies at 86

Groundbreaking studies on carbon nanostructures earned her the title “Queen… Read more >

Harvesting therapeutic proteins from animal slobber

Scientists genetically engineered mice to secrete human nerve growth factor… Read more >

What are sports drinks, and do regular athletes need them?

The tasty mixtures of water, sugar, and electrolytes are useful… Read more >

Stable colloids made with inorganic molten salts

Potential applications include improved heat-transfer fluids and new inorganic… Read more >

Counterfeit pesticides damage EU economy

Intellectual property report shows lost revenue and jobs Read more >

Senate confirms Scott Pruitt to lead EPA

Uncertainty surrounds agency as Oklahoma attorney general readies to take… Read more >

CRISPR patent dispute ends well for Broad Institute. Berkeley says: Not so fast

Patent court judges released long-awaited decision, but legal battle… Read more >

New amination chemistry brought to light

Photogenerated radical cations yield amines previously impossible to make Read more >

Organics found on dwarf planet Ceres

Dawn spacecraft’s discovery suggests chemistry needed to make life… Read more >

Enhancing carbon-13 NMR signals in liquids

Researchers improve effectiveness of dynamic nuclear polarization through choice of… Read more >

DuPont, Chemours settle PFOA suits

Deal will provide $670 million to Ohio Valley residents who… Read more >

Mussel glues rely on cation-aromatic attraction

Protein adhesives that anchor the shellfish to rocks get their… Read more >

Elementis invests in antiperspirant actives

British firm to pay $360 million for maker of aluminum… Read more >

Pinning a bull’s-eye on cancer cells

Bioorthogonal technique adds azide groups to cancer cell surfaces for… Read more >

Avantium eyes $100 million IPO

Will use funds to help build its first biobased chemical… Read more >

International committee says push forward with human genome editing

National Academies report paves a path for future germline editing… Read more >

Versant-backed Jecure launches to tackle NASH

Biotech will use $20 million in funding to develop first… Read more >

DuPont and Chemours settle PFOA suits

Deal will provide $670 million to Ohio Valley residents who… Read more >

Molecule from malaria parasite attracts hungry mosquitoes

Finding explains why female mosquitoes prefer to feed on blood… Read more >

Gore to drop waterproofing PFCs

Pressure from Greenpeace bears fruit as the outdoor apparel industry… Read more >

Chemical trade group attacks cancer research agency

Web-based campaign questions credibility of World Health Organization agency… Read more >

Engineered bacteria call in immune cells to attack cancer

Microbes act as immunotherapy, recruiting and activating immune cells to… Read more >

OLED growth spurs spending spree

Raw materials producers expand facilities, boost R&D, and acquire… Read more >

Modifying methionine on proteins

Redox chemistry turns reticent amino acid into bioconjugation handle Read more >

Helium forms stable molecules at high pressures

Findings broaden understanding of chemical reactivity, inertness, and astrochemistry Read more >

Quinoa genome sequenced

Knowledge of supergrain’s genetics could improve cultivation and production… Read more >

Quinoa genome sequenced

Conocer la genética de este ‘súper-cereal’ podr… Read more >

House renews EPA inquiry

Science-based policymaking, scientific integrity questioned at committee hearing Read more >

New life for old preservative

Maker of benzoates sees opportunity to replace suspect biocides in… Read more >

A solid new approach to sodium batteries

Adding an extra layer to solid-state sodium-ion batteries… Read more >

Pancreatic cancer biomarker bolsters nanoparticle-based diagnostic

Speedy sensor detects vesicles released by tumors in tiny drops… Read more >

Tracing the chemistry of household dust

Researchers are finding an ever-growing list of chemicals in… Read more >

Dispute over the legal rights to an anticancer agent continues

Patent reissued for molecule at the center of a disagreement… Read more >

What's chocolate, and how does its chemistry inspire such cravings?

Hundreds of chemicals make chocolate so delicious, and it was… Read more >

Pancreatic cancer biomarker bolsters nanoparticle-based diagnostic

Speedy sensor detects vesicles released by tumors in tiny drops… Read more >

U.S. immigration ban could lead affected chemists to Europe

Swiss institute in informal discussions with researchers interested in relocation… Read more >

Chemical firms succeed with specialties

Fourth-quarter results show importance of demand for consumer products… Read more >

Polymer improves stability of protein drug

A trehalose-based glycopolymer protects insulin against heat and mechanical… Read more >

New sunscreens inspired by nature

UV-protecting molecules made by microorganisms could be modified for… Read more >

New mechanism for a methylating enzyme

Radical SAM enzyme uses unexpected molecule as a methyl donor… Read more >

Scientists speak out against U.S. President Trump’s immigration ban

Trump immigration order causes upheaval among Iranian scientists Read more >

Scientists speak out against U.S. President Trump’s immigration ban

La orden migratoria de Trump causa un revuelo entre los… Read more >

Scientists speak out against U.S. President Trump’s immigration ban

Chemists are among those affected by limit on visitors from… Read more >

Congress considers revoking industrial chemical safety rule

Chemical manufacturers asked lawmakers to rescind EPA regulation Read more >

Breaking Isopropyl’s Symmetry with C–H activation

Palladium-ligand combo locks up isopropyl moiety to generate chiral… Read more >

Vividion Therapeutics launches out of Scripps Research Institute

New firm aims to discover small-molecule drugs using chemical… Read more >

Chemists construct heterocycle missing link

Dioxaazatriborinane (B3NO2) expands the diversity of six-membered rings and… Read more >

Trump meets with pharmaceutical industry executives

Drug prices, the approval process, and manufacturing jobs were the… Read more >

Porton buys chemistry service firm J-Star

Deal is latest purchase of an independent U.S. research… Read more >

Chemist among Quebec shooting victims

Khaled Belkacemi was doing research on green chemistry and functional… Read more >

Collagen found in 195 million-year-old dinosaur bone, perhaps

Finding represents the oldest protein fossil discovered so far, but… Read more >

Chemist among Quebec shooting victims

Khaled Belkacemi was doing research on green chemistry and functional… Read more >

Trump meets with pharmaceutical industry executives

Drug prices, the approval process, and manufacturing jobs were the… Read more >

Porton buys chemistry service firm J-Star

Deal is latest purchase of an independent U.S. research… Read more >

Chemical makers ask U.S. Congress to revoke industrial safety rule

ACC, SOCMA among groups seeking overturn of EPA regulation Read more >

Scientists speak out against U.S. President Trump’s immigration ban

Chemists are among those affected by limit on visitors from… Read more >

Chemists construct heterocycle missing link

Dioxaazatriborinane (B3NO2) expands the diversity of six-membered rings and… Read more >

Dow and DuPont delay their merger

The two firms promise to preserve R&D jobs to… Read more >

U.S. science community reacts to Trump Administration

Reported restriction on communication of federal science sparks blowback Read more >

More than 1,000 drug plants never inspected

Audit notes persistent deficiencies in FDA’s efforts to keep… Read more >

A flavor face-lift for supermarket tomatoes

Researchers sequence the genes of hundreds of tomato varieties to… Read more >

World Trade Organization boosts poor countries’ ability to import generic drugs

Changes aimed at nations without capacity to produce generics Read more >

Trump sets U.S. on new path

Trade, manufacturing, energy, and environment policies impact chemistry enterprise Read more >

J&J to pay $30 billion for Actelion

A new biotech will be created from Actelion’s research… Read more >

Fighting buildup of tau protein in Alzheimer’s by targeting RNA

Antisense oligonucleotide therapy reduces tau in mice Read more >

Cutting coal reduced atmospheric mercury in northeastern U.S.

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

A milder, more general approach to deoxyfluorinations

Latest method converts phenols to aryl fluorides, with benefits for… Read more >

Ginkgo Bioworks buys DNA supplier Gen9

Microbe maker back integrates by acquiring gene synthesis firm Read more >

Trump pulls U.S. out of Pacific trade deal

Killing the tariff-cutting pact is a setback for chemical… Read more >

Samsung: Flaws led to Note 7 fires

Independent auditors fault suppliers for defective batteries Read more >

How does the universe hide its solid iron?

Probably not in pure grains, according to one team of… Read more >

Two chemical makers ready stock offerings

AlzChem and Venator prepare to offer shares in first half… Read more >

Ag giants fight for deal approvals

Antitrust regulators still haven’t okayed three agrochemical mergers Read more >

Avantium buys Liquid Light

Assets of start-up focused on making chemicals from CO2… Read more >

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 >

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 >

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 >

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 >