Science

A paper watch with a digital display

This smartwatch will self-destruct

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Delve into the dissolving device making recycling easier

Everyday science

A photo of a woman reacting to eating spicy food

Why chilli burns your mouth

2021-09-02T07:22:00+01:00

How milk cools things down and water doesn’t

A cartoon of scientists working in a factory making human noses

Polymer chemistry is printing noses

2021-07-01T09:32:00+01:00

Learn more about a novel application of polymer chemistry to help reconstruct the faces of skin cancer patients

An illustration of a fast charging station for cars

The race for fast-charging cars

2021-04-22T08:17:00+01:00

Learn how chemists are redesigning batteries to create new, fast-charging options for the future electric cars

An illustration showing giant bottles of hand sanitizer chasing virus aliens in a city landscape

Battle of the hand sanitisers

2021-02-02T10:25:00+00:00

Are quaternary ammonium compounds just as good at killing Covid-19 as alcohols?

Brent Murray professor of food colloids head and shoulders shot outdoors

‘My favourite colloids? English ale and clotted cream’

2021-06-17T09:16:00+01:00By

Meet Brent Murray, a food scientist with a passion for beer, ice cream, clotted cream and other food colloids

A photo of Katherine Curran working as a conservator at a museum

‘You don’t need to choose between the arts and science’

2021-04-29T07:23:00+01:00By

Meet Katherine Curran, a chemist applying her polymer know-how to the conservation of plastic museum objects

An illustration of people watching a bright meteor in the night sky

Meteorite chemistry

2021-08-16T06:55:00+01:00By

What is a meteorite made of? Studying the composition of meteors allows scientists to look back billions of years to before the birth of the solar system

A digital illustration of a drug bound to a DNA strand

Designing cancer drugs

2021-07-19T09:13:00+01:00By

How screening is used to develop targeted therapies that improve the lives of cancer patients

A cartoon of different examples of evaporation in everyday life

Evaporation in action

2021-07-05T08:29:00+01:00By

Boost your 11–14 students’ knowledge and understanding with this poster, fact sheet and practical activity

A photo of an industrial factory at night

Transition metal catalysts

2021-06-07T06:51:00+01:00By

How catalysis will be safer and more sustainable in the future

A photo of a melting ice cream cone with raspberry sauce and a flake

How ice cream is made

2021-05-24T11:56:00+01:00By

For a simple combination of milk, cream, sugar and flavourings, there is a lot of science involved in ice cream manufacture

An illustration of a heat pump, a rock and a piece of cake

Real-life contexts for thermodynamics

2021-05-10T07:18:00+01:00By

Use this infographic with your 16–18 students and get them working with thermochemistry, intermolecular forces and free energy