Can you tell the difference between a tasty paddy straw mushroom and a toxic death cap? Emma Shiells talks to the experts about the potentially deadly chemistry hidden in those gills
Many of the UK's local authorities collect recyclable waste mixed together in the same bin. Mike Tingle discovers how differences in chemical and physical properties are used to separate a wide variety of materials
Simon Cotton and Daniel Johnson query doping in athletics
Tom Husband melts into the sumptuous chemistry of chocolate’s silky smooth texture
Secrets of the trade: Gas lighters, mosquito bite relief and police sirens – Jonathan Hare explores piezo chemistry in action!
Find out about vitamin C or ascorbic acid and try a short experiment to test for its presence using iodine in this article from our ‘Avogadro’s lab’ series.
Secrets of the trade: Jonathan Hare explores the chemistry behind your favourite gadgets
John Emsley looks at the element that's fascinating, feared and fatal
It's a simple enough question, but the media, the public and even government officials are having trouble understanding just how much horse meat is in some processed food. Ian Farrell makes sense of the confusion
Ian Le Guillou finds out how new technology and chemistry are catching up with sniffer dogs in the race to rescue people trapped in disaster zones
Secrets of the trade: Jonathan Hare looks at the science of getting your clothes clean
Explore the chemistry of bubbles and what causes the colours we can see in them, and find out how you can experiment with soap films and bubbles yourself.
How did horse meat remain undetected in the food chain for long enough to reach supermarket shelves? Ian Farrell investigates
John Emsley looks at the element that shines brightly and keeps cool but continues to puzzle
Secrets of the trade: Jonathan Hare investigates how to stop his bananas from going off
Experimentation and exploration go hand in hand as Zoë Fleming takes to the field in the Arctic
Phillip Broadwith investigates a thiol that made the news
John Emsley looks at the heavy metal that makes light work of tough jobs
History is written on paper and chemistry is at the heart of paper conservation
Josh Howgego finds out how converting radioactive waste into novel glass materials could be a safe, secure way to deal with the legacy of nuclear power stations
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