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    The chemistry in your cuppa

    5 December 2016

    Katrina Megget finds there’s more to tea than just a great brew – it’s also chemically complex

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    What it takes to make a new element

    30 November 2016

    Yuri Oganessian tells us how nihonium, moscovium, tennessine and oganesson were made

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    Could artificial meat save the planet?

    28 November 2016

    As meat production becomes unsustainable, Dinsa Sachan investigates the new industry of meat substitutes

  • Chemistry in a garden shed

    Hobby chemists

    22 November 2016

    Is doing chemistry at home possible today? Sarah Houlton finds out

  • Faces

    Personalised skincare

    15 November 2016

    Nina Notman explores some of the latest scientific approaches skincare companies are using in the quest to develop high-earning anti-ageing cosmetics

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    Smarter smells

    26 October 2016

    After years of research, the flavour and fragrance industry is increasingly turning to biotechnology for commercial production, as Emma Davies reports

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    Separating the guilty and the innocent

    20 October 2016

    Chromatography is one of the key weapons in the forensic scientist’s arsenal, as Clare Sansom discovers

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    14 October 2016

    The three winners of this year’s chemistry Nobel gave chemists the tools to make molecules into machines. Emma Stoye assembles the story

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    Ionic liquids revisted

    7 October 2016

    Ionic liquids have flowed far and wide since they first bubbled to the surface in the late 1990s. Michael Freemantle reports

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    Drugging the epigenome

    3 October 2016

    Drugs that change how your genes are switched on or off could change how we treat many diseases, as Rachel Brazil discovers