1 May 2009
An historical journey into the treatment of epilepsy, starting with potassium bromide 150 years ago
Chemists look to develop second-generation biofuels made from dead wood, algae and genetically-engineered microorganisms
Is methane trapped in ice, deep in the Arctic ocean, a potential clean energy source for the future, or will its release lead to catastrophic climate change?
Analytical chemists ensure everything, from food and drinks, through toys and household chemicals, to air quality and even suspicious powders present no danger to humans
1 March 2009
By 2030, the world's population is expected to rise to over eight billion - the need for safe and environmentally friendly crop protection chemical has never been greater
1 January 2009
What real chemists do can be the basis of motivating investigations and learning in school chemistry
The powdered bark of the South American cinchona tree is the source of quinine - the mainstay treatment for malaria for centuries
The dye diffusion thermal transfer method is used for printing digital photos on plastics, and for direct printing on PVC cards
1 November 2008
Centenary celebrations for the founding fathers of radioactivity - Henri Becquerel and Ernest Rutherford.
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is an invaluable tool in diagnostic medicine.
FROM THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF CHEMISTRY
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