19 October 2018
A biologically active compound from the biblical balm of Gilead, said to ‘heal the sin-sick soul’ and mentioned at the marriage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
12 October 2018
The compound formerly known by the no-nonsense name 'very fast death factor'
5 October 2018
An ancient, but effective, remedy for painful attacks of gout
28 September 2018
The rise and fall of the Indian indigo industry is just one part of this pigment's colourful history
21 September 2018
The latest in an alarming trend of novel psychoactive substances being mis-sold at festivals as traditional street drugs, putting users at risk
13 September 2018
From calming a hyperactive immune system to increasing cognitive abilities, these small molecules have a big impact
7 September 2018
The allergenic compound behind those 'toxic caterpillars'
30 August 2018
A tear gas used by the British army in the first world war, picked, in part, because of our access to seaweed
23 August 2018
Brian Clegg on the almond flavour compound that gives your taste buds a treat and may help rescue survivors from a disaster
17 August 2018
How the ‘world’s most wonderful mineral’ became one of the world’s biggest health hazards
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