Nina Notman ponders chemistry’s role in drying out the Victoria line after a concrete flood
Secrets of the trade: Polonium is almost impossible to obtain, so how was it used to poison a Russian spy? Jonathan Hare investigates the strange case of Alexander Litvinenko
Sue Thompson leads us through the journey water takes from underground to our drinking glass
Enzymes catalyse reactions inside the human body. Find out more about how they work and discover a quick experiment with yeast to try yourself.
John Emsley looks at the element that’s so useful, so abundant, but so difficult to extract
Edwin Silvester wonders why ‘chemistry’ causes strange reactions
Investigate the chemistry behind the battery in your smartphone and find out how you can build a simple electrochemical cell from everyday items in your house.
Archaeology is more than just digging. Emma Stoye meets Amy Styring to excavate the facts
Secrets of the trade: How can we control the weather so it rains where we need it to? Jonathan Hare investigates cloud seeding
As the RSC launches the Year of Chemistry and Art, Alex Kersting discovers how chemistry can reveal secrets hidden in works of art
Akshat Rathi finds out how chemistry plays a central role in revealing how our ancestors once lived
Royal Society of Chemistry is the first Cambridge Science Park organisation to install solar panels
It’s one of the greatest success stories in human health – a drug created from a product found in nature and given away freely to those who most need it, saving millions from debilitating blindness. Ian Farrell investigates the marvel of ivermectin
John Emsley looks at the element that has been essential to humanity since before the stone age
Laura Howes explores the geochemical origins of RNA
Secrets of the trade: Where does the helium gas in a party balloon come from? Jonathan Hare finds out…
Find out how to build your own spectroscope using an old DVD to explore colour and the splitting of light in this article from the ‘Avogadro’s lab’ series.
Daniel Johnson finds out about the chemistry behind aerospace engineering and life as a ‘test tube pilot’
Looking down a microscope at the nanoscale is helping us to better understand the world around us, explains Josh Howgego
John Emsley looks at the element that's the devil in disguise
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