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21 July 2017
One of the few technical mistakes the Germans made in the first world war
13 July 2017
Capable of dissolving gold and platinum to help make 99.999% pure metals, aqua regia deserves its royal status
6 July 2017
The enzyme that helps us turn milk into cheese is also responsible for the biggest commercial success story of any genetically modified organism
28 June 2017
One of the most popular plastics of the early 20th century was accidentally invented by a cat, as Kat Arney finds out.
22 June 2017
Despite early setbacks, this conducting crystal shows great promise across a wide range of electronics
14 June 2017
A compound found in mineral water that is also used in medical treatments and solar cells
7 June 2017
A group of compounds that resemble machine parts could pave the way for molecular robots
31 May 2017
From scabby knees to life-threatening strokes, this important protein is the fundamental link in the complex molecular chain that forms blood clots
24 May 2017
How a batch of cinnamon whiskey led to total recall
17 May 2017
Butanone or methyl ethyl ketone is better known to many as the polystyrene cement that keeps scale models secure
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