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

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 >

One-step method determines reaction products’ yield, enantiomeric excess, and configuration

Technique accelerates evaluation of amine-containing chiral compounds Read more >

Perlara signs rare disease pact with Novartis

Start-up seeks to advance its unusual business model with… Read more >

Fatal explosion hits BASF’s Ludwigshafen site

Two workers dead, one missing; 20 plants shut down or… Read more >

Self-propelling motors could target cargo to the gut

Tiny tubes travel a preset distance in the intestine and… Read more >

Shell bids for cellulosic ethanol plant

Refiner may snag large Abengoa facility for $26 million Read more >

Putting a human cost on endocrine disruptors

Study quantifies health care spending and lost wages stemming from… Read more >

Sticking it to the internet of things

Futuristic “smart” decals rely on conventional semiconductor materials and processing… Read more >

BASF, Avantium move on biopolymer

Companies form joint venture for key monomer furandicarboxylic acid Read more >

Mercury from WWII submarine wreck pollutes sediments off Norway

But the discharge probably has not contaminated the marine food… Read more >

Antifungal RNA spray protects barley plants

Plant vascular system transports RNA designed to shut down critical… Read more >

Rotterdam eyed for waste-to-chemicals plant

Enerkem and partners select Dutch port for methanol project Read more >

Shell considers Iran chemicals

As sanctions ease, the oil major is interested in participating… Read more >

CRISPR edits sickle cell mutation

Edited blood stem cells could someday help patients produce healthy… Read more >

EPA expedites action on five chemicals

Agency moves to reduce exposure to persistent, bioaccumulative, toxic substances… Read more >

Europe’s chemical industry confronts shrinkage

Asian growth, U.S. cost advantage lead to declining sales… Read more >

Russia withdraws from plutonium, nuclear research pacts

Deteriorating talks with U.S. over Syria prompted Moscow’s… Read more >

Total sells plating chemicals unit Atotech

$3.2 billion sale marks continued exit from specialty chemicals… Read more >

University of Hawaii fine lowered 40% for lab explosion

Settlement with state occupational safety and health agency reduces number… Read more >

Microbial enzyme could help clean up explosives

New way to detect and destroy the increasingly popular munition… Read more >

Lignin waste could sustainably safeguard titanium-based sunscreen

Coating titanium dioxide nanoparticles with lignin traps free radicals formed… Read more >

Ampac Fine Chemicals buys East Coast pharmaceutical chemicals plant

Leading U.S. contract drug manufacturer expands with a third… Read more >

Artificial metalloenzyme is most efficient ever

Designer enzyme is a fast stereoselective carbene-insertion catalyst Read more >

Novamont opens bio-BDO plant

Italian firm will use the intermediate in biodegradable plastics Read more >

New chemical firms debut on the New York Stock Exchange

Activist investors played a behind the scenes role in formation… Read more >

Fossil fuel methane emission underestimated

Study finds these releases may be twice as much as… Read more >

Silkworms that eat carbon nanotubes and graphene spin tougher silk

Strong, conductive carbon-reinforced silk could be suitable for wearable… Read more >

Tokuyama gives up on Malaysian silicon plant

Japanese firm joins Dow Corning in abandoning a polysilicon facility… Read more >

Molecular machines garner 2016 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Three chemists recognized for their work on mechanically interlocked molecules… Read more >

Yoshinori Ohsumi wins 2016 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

Researcher's work provided the basis for understanding autophagy, or… Read more >

Chevron embraces ionic liquids

Oil company uses the novel salts as alkylation catalyst in… Read more >

Cooking up the ultimate sweetener

Manus Biosynthesis has developed a scalable fermentation process to make… Read more >

Sandwichlike sensors sniff out organic water contaminants

Design of the fluorescent nanosheets was inspired by dog noses… Read more >

Antioxidant coating could help reduce marine biofouling

Surface interferes with formation of mussels’ biological glue Read more >

Who will win the 2016 Nobel Prize In Chemistry?

C&EN reporters and panelists predict the recipients of this… Read more >

Neuron receptor helps spread toxic Parkinson’s fibrils

Transmembrane protein could serve as a new target for Parkinson… Read more >

Chemists prepare an inorganic double-helix structure for the first time

The well-defined semiconducting material features intertwined tin iodide and… Read more >

Pfizer decides not to split

Drug firm calculates that the sum of its parts beats… Read more >

Lanxess to buy Chemtura for $2.5 billion

Deal marks German firm’s turn to additives and away… Read more >

Designer protein’s units communicate

Allosteric metalloprotein’s disulfide bond senses presence or absence of… Read more >

Breakthrough performance for 2-D material

Working transistor shows MoS2 can live up to its theoretical… Read more >

U Hawaii fined $115,500 for lab explosion

State agency found 15 workplace safety violations associated with blast… Read more >

Fuel composition influences engine emissions of carbon nanotubes

Carbon nanotubes formed when a diesel engine burned fuel with… Read more >

Blast at China’s Wanhua kills four

Accident at world’s largest producer of key polyurethane material… Read more >

Molybdenum disulfide transistors break through a performance limit

Devices made out of the two-dimensional semiconducting material show… Read more >

Lanxess to buy Chemtura for $2.5 billion

Deal marks German firm’s turn to additives and away… Read more >

FDA okays first DMD drug

Sarepta wins approval for Duchenne muscular dystrophy treatment but must… Read more >

Evonik crowdsources students for new ideas

Web-based search targets the millennials and also serves as… Read more >

Minerals in Medicine Exhibition

NIH, Smithsonian collaborate to highlight health applications of minerals Read more >

Going to new lengths with better fibers

Microfluidics produces thinner, stronger, longer collagen fibers Read more >

University of Hawaii fined $115,500 for lab explosion

State occupational safety and health agency found 15 workplace safety… Read more >

Radical protein modifications

Versatile method uses C–C bond formation to decorate proteins… Read more >

Plastics shine bright to warn of invisible cracks

Damage to polymers ruptures microcapsules, releasing fluorescent molecules Read more >

Blast at China’s Wanhua kills four

Accident at world’s largest producer of key polyurethane material… Read more >

UN targets antimicrobial resistance

United Nations meeting and industry declaration focus on health issue… Read more >

Sanofi sues Merck over insulin patents

Drugmaker seeks to blunt impact of new generic competition Read more >

Chemical industry officials defend merger ‘tsunami’

Senate panel questions consolidation in agrochemical sector Read more >

Sponge made of coffee grounds scrubs lead and mercury from water

The material could make it easier to use coffee waste… Read more >

A look at the explosives used in the New York bombing

Some reports suggest bombs contained a combination of Tannerite and… Read more >

Membrane coating could help remove endocrine disruptors from wastewater

Adding a hydrophilic coating to a nanofiltration membrane helps clean… Read more >

MOF traps molecules that gum up bioethanol production

Material selectively separates furanics from sugar solutions Read more >

Sanofi signs with Google unit on drug/electronics combinations

Joint venture Onduo will pursue type 2 diabetes treatment and… Read more >

Isotope analysis points to violent moon origin

Collision between young Earth and Mars-sized planet formed the… Read more >

Isotope analysis points to violent moon origin

Un estudio sugiere que la Luna se formó a partir… Read more >

Covalent drugs target cancer protein via new linker

Inhibitors block Mcl-1 protein by reversibly binding to lysines… Read more >

2016 Lasker Award recipients named

Michael J. Sofia is among the winners of this highly… Read more >

Congressional panel battles over subpoenas of scientists

House Science Committee Republicans say inquiries important to protect federal… Read more >

High potassium levels silence T cells in tumors

Helping the cells deal with these elevated concentrations improves the… Read more >

Catalyst flip-flops chirality to build copolymer

Method strings together alternating norbornene building blocks into AB copolymer… Read more >

Relay Therapeutics launches to tackle protein movement

Third Rock-backed firm will look for allosteric inhibitors for… Read more >

Geography plays role in fate of two deals

Linde-Praxair merger is off, PotashCorp-Agrium merger is on… Read more >

Bayer clinches deal for Monsanto

But giant agrochemical acquisition will face close antitrust scrutiny Read more >

Chemists reversibly evolve enzyme

Demonstration shows that structural dynamics play an important role in… Read more >

Kratom users protest imminent ban

DEA's new temporary classification prompts White House demonstration Read more >

Catalyst flip-flops chirality to build patterned copolymer

Like a chiral switch, catalyst helps string together alternating norbornene… Read more >

Richard Holm and Stephen Lippard to share Welch Award

Chemists honored for their research that benefits mankind Read more >

Amphetamine boosts rats’ recovery from brain injuries

A new animal model of traumatic brain injuries can help… Read more >

Relay Therapeutics launches to tackle protein movement

Third Rock-backed firm will look for allosteric inhibitors for… Read more >

U.S. presidential candidates answer 20 questions on science

Trump, Clinton, Johnson, and Stein offer positions on key problems… Read more >

Geography plays role in fate of two deals

Linde-Praxair merger is off, PotashCorp-Agrium merger is on… Read more >

Drug use in Athens rose dramatically after economic crisis

Concentrations of legal and illegal drugs in wastewater skyrocketed after… Read more >

Metabolite abnormalities pinpointed in chronic fatigue syndrome

Blood plasma study reveals chemical signature associated with lowered metabolic… Read more >

Air-pollution-derived magnetic nanoparticles found in human brains

Magnetite particles, which can be inhaled, may play a role… Read more >

Cosmetic chemistry on view in New York City

First North American In-Cosmetics exhibition showcases anti-aging ingredients… Read more >

Signal in the noise: The K-beauty boom

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

Two biobased companies sell U.S. plants

Ineos Bio and Elevance change direction on biobased fuels and… Read more >

DEA ban puts damper on research into kratom’s painkilling effects

Schedule I listing may stall testing of plant’s natural… Read more >

Hawaii targets sunscreens with oxybenzone

State asks public to steer clear of these products to… Read more >

FDA bans antibacterials in consumer soaps

Agency says manufacturers have not demonstrated safety or effectiveness of… Read more >

New method casts light on a chicken-and-egg problem

Raman spectroscopy could make chicken breeding more humane by identifying… Read more >

Agents hit malaria parasite at all three stages of infection

Screening of compound library identifies compounds with broad spectrum of… Read more >

German giants chart divergent agriculture strategies

While Bayer pursues Monsanto, BASF plans smaller acquisitions Read more >

Danaher to acquire Cepheid

Molecular diagnostics firm will join Danaher’s refocused science and… Read more >

New method casts light on a chicken and egg problem

Raman spectroscopy could make chicken breeding more humane by identifying… Read more >

Liquid alkali metal alloy floats on water rather than explodes

Material makes colorful transformation into alkali metal hydroxide Read more >

14-year effort culminates in reaction that activates methylenes

Technique uses metal insertion to derivatize methylene C–H bonds… Read more >

Ancient fossils in Greenland suggest evidence for microbial life from 3.7 billion years ago

Researchers discover conical formations they believe are stromatolites, a smoking… Read more >

Resizing the chemical elements

Researchers systematically recalculate the atomic and ionic radii of elements… Read more >

DuPont pension changes rattle ex-employees

Already nervous about coming merger with Dow, retirees are suspicious… Read more >

Zika is boon to device makers

Blood tests and purification methods ramp up as FDA recommends… Read more >

No bounceback for biotech in 2016

Stocks, public offerings, venture capital, and M&A on the… Read more >

Fizzy extraction brings out semivolatile compounds

Extracting semivolatile compounds with carbon dioxide bubbles reduces the need… Read more >

FDA bans triclosan and triclocarban in consumer soaps

Agency says manufacturers have not demonstrated safety or effectiveness of… Read more >

Organometallic reaction catalyzed in living cells

Artificial enzyme with organometallic active site catalyzes a nonnatural reaction… Read more >

Perfluorinated chemicals found in alligators, crocodiles

Results can point researchers to water pollution hot spots Read more >

Explosion at Airgas facility in Florida kills one worker

Chemical Safety Board and Occupational Safety & Health Administration are investigating… Read more >

U. of Minnesota sues Gilead

School says drugmaker’s hepatitis C compound sofosbuvir infringes its… Read more >

Keeping cool with nanoporous fabric

Opaque material could help our bodies stay cool by allowing… Read more >

Nobel Laureate Roger Tsien dies at 64

Biochemist advanced the use of green fluorescent protein as a… Read more >

Berkelium chemistry exposed

First single-crystal structure and other analysis reveal that berkelium… Read more >

Immuno-oncology start-up Arcus emerges

Two chemist founders seek to repeat their success with Flexus… Read more >

Octopus look-alike is first robot that’s self-powered, untethered, and entirely soft

“Octobot” paves the way for a new generation of wearable… Read more >

Chinese developer eyes a Bay Area biotech hub

Firm seeks to build on a culture of collaborative research… Read more >

Group says sunscreen makers cheat on SPF labels

Environmental Working Group calls for FDA investigation of ingredients and… Read more >

Wind, solar rising as crucial energy sources in U.S. and globally

Both are fastest growing energy sources across the world, agencies… Read more >

Graduate students at private schools may unionize

Chemistry teaching and research assistants among those looking to negotiate… Read more >

New method produces electricity from the salinity difference between low- and high-salt solutions

ACS Meeting News: New method produces electricity from the salinity… Read more >

Berkelium chemistry exposed

First single-crystal structure and other analysis reveal that berkelium… Read more >

A new concern for drinking water

ACS Meeting News: Nanoparticulate iron minerals may help release neurotoxic… Read more >

UN says Syria and Islamic State used chemical weapons

Inquiry assigns blame for use of chlorine, mustard gas Read more >

Philadelphia hosts ACS national meeting

Council approves the extension of the unemployed members’ waiver from… Read more >

Protective fabric fixes itself with help from squid proteins

Researchers coat fabrics with multilayer films containing self-repairing squid… Read more >

ChemChina’s Syngenta acquisition clears hurdle

Green light from U.S. security committee comes amid more… Read more >

Pfizer outbids competitors for Medivation

Drug major hopes $14 billion deal will cement a lead… Read more >

Stretchy graphene sensor feels the strain

Fish scales of graphene oxide on stretchable tape could make… Read more >

Deciphering the color code of bioluminescence

Two amino acid residues help tune the wavelength of light… Read more >

Pfizer outbids competitors for Medivation

Drug major hopes $14 billion deal will cement a lead… Read more >

Metal-free metamaterials switch between blocking and transmitting light

Removing metals opens up possibilities for the engineered structures Read more >

Chemical regulation related to drop in U.S. illicit drug users

Study examines availability of substances used to manufacture cocaine, methamphetamine… Read more >

Membrane separates hydrocarbon isomers in energy-saving process

So-called carbon molecular sieve purifies precious para-xylene from… Read more >

Agent kills pain like morphine but loses some side effects

Researchers find molecule that turns on opioid pain-relief pathway… Read more >

Industrial gas giants seek megamerger

Combination of Praxair and Linde would create world’s biggest… Read more >

Piramal expands in North America with acquisition of Ash Stevens

Indian firm gets one of the few independent U.S… Read more >

Organic crystals designed for flexibility

Harnessing weak interactions between molecular building blocks could be a… Read more >

Terahertz radiation probes polymers

Two recent studies shed light on polymer elasticity and crystallization… Read more >


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 >

ACS to launch chemistry preprint server

Authors will be able to deposit draft chemistry papers in… 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 >

EC eyes Dow-DuPont deal

European regulators worry merger will undermine competition in agriculture 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 >

Synthetic melanin makes color-changing skin

Humidity-driven hue shifting is fast and reversible Read more >

A faster way to find medicines hiding in nature

Crystallography approach creates a shortcut for capturing and characterizing enzyme… Read more >

Diatoms become silica scaffolds for growing molybdenum disulfide

Hybrid silica-MoS2 material could be used in optoelectronics, catalysis… Read more >

European Regulators Put Dow DuPont Deal Under Microscope

Commissioners are concerned deal will undermine competition in agriculture and… Read more >

Potential new source of atmospheric aerosols identified

New study questions prevailing assumption that fatty acids aren’t… Read more >

German Chemical Producers Upbeat

Trio of specialty chemical firms raise their forecasts for 2016… 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 >

ACS launches chemistry preprint server

Authors can deposit draft chemistry papers in online archive before… Read more >

Radiotracer helps neuroscientists study epigenetics in the brain

Molecule maps density of histone deacetylases in people Read more >

EPA watchdog declines to investigate chemistry professor

Inspector general turns down environmental groups’ request for a probe… Read more >

Perfluorinated chemicals linked to military bases, airports

New analysis finds association between drinking water contamination and non… 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 >

AFM tips on demand

The resolution of 3-D printing is getting so good… 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 >


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 >

Single agent targets three parasitic infections

Discovery could lead to improved drugs for Chagas disease, leishmaniasis… 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 >

Deals flourish in sulfur chemicals

Veolia and Ineos to boost presence in industry with acquisitions… Read more >

Natural product helps obese mice lose weight

Molecule increases sensitivity to hormone that regulates hunger and energy… 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 >

Fracking air pollution study retracted

Corrected results show airborne polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons near fracking operations… Read more >

New liquid-liquid approach allows catalytic reactions to go with the flow

Emulsions immobilized within columns turn biphasic catalysis into a continuous… Read more >

Pfizer acquires Bamboo Therapeutics

Deal brings gene therapy technology and key manufacturing capabilities Read more >

New battery packs more storage capacity than standard Li-ion devices

Advance lies in electrode material made of lithium oxides in… Read more >

Scott Miller to lead the Journal of Organic Chemistry

New editor-in-chief will succeed Dale Poulter on Jan… Read more >

Unapproved, genetically modified wheat disrupts U.S. trade

Japan, S. Korea halt U.S. wheat shipments following discovery… Read more >

Refinery fostered weak safety, Chemical Safety Board says

Report probes sulfuric acid accidents that injured workers Read more >

Iron catalysts diversify amino acids and peptides

New method mimics peptide-synthesis enzyme complexes found in microorganisms… 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 >

GSK and Verily launch Galvani Bioelectronics

Drug giant and tech firm form a company to create… Read more >

Athletes at Rio Olympics face advanced antidoping technology

Officials can now check for long-ago anabolic steroid use… Read more >

Alanna Schepartz will take the helm of Biochemistry

Yale professor of chemistry says big changes are coming to… Read more >

Rio Olympics teams with Dow to leave a low-carbon legacy

New materials and upgraded manufacturing to help Brazil reach its… Read more >

China tops 48th International Chemistry Olympiad

U.S. earns a gold, two silvers, and a bronze… Read more >

Chemistry Nobel Laureate Ahmed Zewail dies at age 70

Caltech chemist will be remembered for pioneering field of femtochemistry… 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 >

New chemicals add concern over e-cigarettes’ health impact

Two potential carcinogens detected for the first time in electronic… Read more >

Periodic Graphics: The Russian doping scandal

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

Thyroid disrupting chemicals found in household dust

Virtual screening method predicts compounds that bind to thyroid hormone… Read more >

GSK and Verily launch Galvani Bioelectronics

Drug giant and tech firm form a company to create… Read more >

New antibody standard could aid biopharma development

NIST reference material will help companies design and test analytical… 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 >


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

Glucose-fueled power source delivers high-energy bursts for medical implants

New hybrid device combines the best of biofuel cells and… Read more >

China tops 49th International Chemistry Olympiad

U.S. earns a gold, two silvers, and a bronze… Read more >

Analysis provides a glimpse at the lifestyle of our single-celled ancestors

Researchers discover that the last universal common ancestor between bacteria… Read more >

Busting a myth about mechanochemical crystallization

Adding varying amounts of liquid yields multiple crystal forms Read more >

Firms tout resilience, cost-cutting in difficult quarter

Consumer spending, agriculture among bright spots in earnings Read more >

Brexit pondered at European science conference

U.K. scientists state need to retain funding, mobility Read more >

A tomato that can travel and doesn’t taste like cardboard

Researchers find a gene that slows down ripening but doesn… Read more >

Tesla spurs demand for lithium chemicals

Albemarle, FMC, and others to boost output of lightest metal… Read more >

U.S. agencies could cut researchers’ administrative burdens

GAO calls for uniform information collection requirements, cutting data requests… Read more >

Brazil proposes new policy for chemicals

Draft legislation would require registration of substances 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 >