Science

An asteroid approaches Earth from space

Forming Earth’s ancient atmosphere from space dust

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Uncover how sun-weathered asteroids could be the ancient source of Earth’s water

Everyday science

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What’s the strongest acid in the world?

2021-10-21T06:39:00+01:00

Delve into the highly corrosive world of superacids

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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

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‘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

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Meat analogues

2021-12-06T11:40:00+00:00By

How food scientists are developing tasty alternatives to traditional meat

An illustration of carbon dioxide release and capture

What’s behind the CO₂ shortage?

2021-11-22T11:40:00+00:00By

Dependence on a single source of production left us with a deficit

A cartoon of a lateral flow test, a bottle of shampoo and a coral reef

Brilliant buffers

2021-11-08T07:03:00+00:00By

Use this infographic with your 16–18 students to develop their understanding of pH and buffers

A silhouette of a woman in a tent with the night sky behind

Camping’s chemical elements

2021-10-11T11:08:00+01:00By

Top tips from the chemistry lab for roughing it well when camping

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Iron: fuel of the future?

2021-09-27T07:42:00+01:00By

Investigating whether iron powder could fill the energy gaps left by batteries and renewable energy

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