Carolyn Bertozzi

Carolyn Bertozzi


One-time heavy rocker Carolyn Bertozzi has made a name for herself with hit papers and sound science. Sarah Houlton charts her path to success

Horizontal field of lightning/electricity/energy.

Can we control reactions with electric fields?

By Josh Howgego

Think beyond the hot plate and stirrer – the consequences could be revolutionary, says Joshua Howgego

Plants' bacterial zoos

The plant microbiome


The key to healthy plants is healthy microbiomes. Anthony King meets the crop scientists hoping to boost yields by managing microorganisms

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Relatives climbing exam building to help students pass exams, in Bihar, India, March 2015

India's exam cheats

17 January 2018By Rajesh Parishwad

The national shame destroying a country’s scientific future

A stack of coins

RSC survey reveals trends in pay for UK chemists

11 January 2018By Maria Burke

Expanding industries in computing and cosmetics have led to higher salaries, while the gender pay gap has increased

0118CW - Location guide - Windmills in Zaanschan, Amsterdam

Life in Amsterdam

2 January 2018By

The capital of the Netherlands has a thriving chemical community, if you’re allowed to work there

Qiu in Banff, Canada, in 2012

Harvesting holes

19 December 2017By

Shilun Qiu was a farmer; now he’s a distinguished professor

0118CW - The Insider - Anti-Trump protest in Brussels, May 2017

Meet the resistance

13 December 2017By Rachel Brazil

The scientists taking a stand against politics they oppose

Hydrothermal vent discovered by Susan Humphris in 1986 Atlantic expedition

Voyage to the bottom of the sea

7 December 2017By

Susan Humphris explores the Atlantic’s hydrothermal vents

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0218CW - Critical Point - Metal organic framework structure

A question of reproducibility


Survey of metal–organic frameworks raises concerns about the reliability of adsorption data

1632 Dutch oil painting by Adriaen van de Venne, entitled 'Rijcke-Armoede' (Rich Poverty), depicting an alchemist working with a pestle and mortar in his workshop. Behind him are his wife and two children.

Grind away


Time for mechanochemistry to grow up

0118CW - In the Pipeline - People arguing illustration

For the sake of argument


It’s important to recognise which disputes can actually be resolved by science

0118CW - Last Retort - Index

Doctor tweet love


Or: How I learned to stop worrying and love Twitter




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