chemistry in context

EiC317 - Feature - New Drugs - Hero

Searching for a cure

4 May 2017By Sarah Houlton

How the pharmaceutical industry finds new medicines

EiC317 - Feature - Carbon sequestration - Hero

Carbon dioxide gets stoned

27 April 2017By ,

Locking Earth’s excess carbon dioxide away by turning it into rock

Sooty flames

Clearing the air around smoke formation

17 March 2017By

Answering the riddle of why unsaturated fuels burn with sooty flames

Distorted Samsung batteries

Recharging the future

1 February 2017By Rachel Brazil

As lithium-ion batteries are pushed to their limits, what technology could replace them?

cutting edge

Illustration of Cas9 in action

CRISPR: The cutting edge

16 February 2017By

Molecular biology’s new favourite tool

Modern day alchemists making elements 2

Modern-day alchemists

17 October 2016By Sam Tracey

As this year saw the filling of the remaining four gaps in the periodic table, Sam Tracey visited Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory to find out how to make a new element


To boldly go where no analytical instrument has gone before

1 August 2016By

Nina Notman meets the chemist behind the mass spectrometer onboard the Philae lander