In profile

  • Allen Bard: ‘What I really couldn’t stand was the segregation’

  • Edgar Cahoon: ‘There is still so much basic knowledge to learn’

  • Janine Cossy: ‘Negative results are more important’

  • Dick Zare: ‘I got into big fights with my science teacher’

  • David Hu: ‘People ask me the strangest questions’

  • Rita Colwell: ‘Pseudoscience is almost like a disease’

  • Zhenan Bao: 'We just had to dream big'

  • Neil Garg: ‘My brain is always turning’

  • Shankar Balasubramanian: ‘All chemists can cook, right?’

  • Krzysztof Matyjaszewski: 'In science, one needs to have a vision'

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Conversations about race


Time to get comfortable talking about race and diversity

Celebrating Black History Month

Celebrating Black History Month

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Join us as we recognise and celebrate Black individuals and their contributions to the chemical sciences

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Deadly science inspiring future Indigenous scientists


Corey Tutt took on a second job to stock the bookshelves of remote Australian schools

Lost in a maze

Change, uncertainty and resilience – Building a better chemistry culture

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Join us as we discuss ways to develop resilience in the face of uncertainty and change

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Design of experiments

Quizzes and resources to help you to become better at designing experiments. Created in partnership with JMP


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China has 600 outposts across the world to recruit scientists

Report claims to have uncovered network to acquire advanced technology in not only the US, but also Germany, Australia, the UK and beyond

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Harvard University’s former chemistry head indicted for lying about China ties

Charles Lieber faces up to five years in prison if convicted

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Chlorine dioxide

Katrina Krämer investigates how industrial-strength bleach became promoted as ‘miracle mineral supplement’ – a supposed ‘cure’ for autism, cancer and even Covid-19.


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The importance of inventory management

Lots of chemicals means lots of safety concerns

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Lack of standardised testing makes comparing nano skin tests hard

Study reemphasises that nanoparticles don’t penetrate the skin

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On the spot: disappearing mercury

What should you do when a hazardous chemical goes missing?

On the spot

  • On the spot: disappearing mercury