1 November 2009
Recent evidence suggests that ocean removal of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere is having serious consequences for marine life
Can phosphorus-rich foods, such as fish, improve our intellect?
1 September 2009
Joseph Lister's use of phenol as an antiseptic revolutionised surgical practice in the 19th century. But was he the first to use this antiseptic technique?
Sonochemistry, the use of sound energy to induce physical or chemical changes within a medium, has a growing number of applications in fields such as medicine and nanotechnology
In 1959 Aldoph Butenandt identified and synthesised the first pheromone, bombykol. Since then scientists have discovered how male silkworm moths receive this chemical message
1 May 2009
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
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?
Chemists look to develop second-generation biofuels made from dead wood, algae and genetically-engineered microorganisms
An historical journey into the treatment of epilepsy, starting with potassium bromide 150 years ago
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
FROM THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF CHEMISTRY
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