Science

A plastic bottle pouring water into a glass

High levels of nanoplastics found in bottled water

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Unbottle the truth of what’s inside your drinking water

Everyday science

Peering inside the drum of a washing maching on a cycle - there are bright clothes and soap suds

How does washing detergent work?

2024-02-02T06:24:00+00:00

Discover the chemistry behind bright whites and clean coloured-clothes and the differences between washing powders, liquids and pods

A can of Carlsberg 0.0% alcohol-free beer and a glass sitting on a picnic table outdoors with some snacks on a sunny day

How do brewers make alcohol-free beer taste good?

2023-12-08T06:07:00+00:00

Distil the chemical processes used to keep beer’s flavour, smell, colour and stability

Leaves on a tree turning red and yellow in the autumn

The chemistry behind leaves changing colour and falling from trees

2023-10-12T05:24:00+01:00

Discover what causes the seasonal shift in foliage and how to use this as context when teaching colour changes

A close up of painting nails with blue polish

What’s in nail polish?

2023-08-17T06:00:00+01:00

Uncover the polymers and pigments in liquid nail polishes, acrylics and gels

Wesleigh Dawsmith looking at a homemade remote control car

‘My passion is to inspire young people in STEM’

Meet Wesleigh Dawsmith, a DT technician, STEM ambassador and passionate advocate for science outreach

A man in a blue lab coat with red glasses in a modern laboratory

‘The best parts are working with enthusiastic students and that no two days are ever the same’

Meet Mike Hughes, a technical specialist who is passionate about chemistry teaching laboratories and technical education pathways

A pile of polystyrene takeaway food containers

Life cycle assessment of fast-food containers

2024-02-05T04:00:00+00:00By

Examining the environmental impact of single-use takeaway packaging

A bottle of liquid water in ice

Weird and wonderful water

2023-12-04T06:26:00+00:00By

Why the universal solvent is unlike any other liquid and its properties are still a mystery

Calla lillies on a green background

How science can make burial, cremation and memorial greener

2023-11-13T06:00:00+00:00By

Does alkaline hydrolysis offer a more sustainable approach?

A futuristic young man eats sushi that has a freshness indicator on the pack while wearing a biosensor on his arm. Behind him is some colourful graphene

The many uses of nanomaterials

2023-10-23T06:30:00+01:00By

How scientists are using these chemical marvels to develop new biosensors, food testing systems and functional textiles

A picture of a running man made up of vitamin supplements

Vitamin supplements

2023-10-09T07:10:00+01:00By

What’s in them, why we need them and how you can use them to teach titration

Two firefighters tackling a blaze with a hose. They are wearing helmets and protective clothing.

Firefighting chemistry

2023-08-21T07:05:00+01:00By

From polymers to inorganic compounds, discover the remarkable science behind fighting fires