In profile

  • Kurt Wüthrich: Nobel prize-winning footballer

  • 'You'd be surprised about my taste in music!'

  • In situ with Frances Arnold

  • 'I've never been interested in microscopy'

  • 'I never wanted to be a scientist'

  • 'We all want to be The Dude'

  • 'I was hesitant to use creativity in science'

  • 'You can't disturb me!'

  • 'I'm not as annoying as I was...'

  • 'I wanted to be an explorer'

Diversity and opportunity

Zing Tsjeng – Forgotten women

Forgotten women: the scientists

15 June 2018By

Philippa Matthews reviews a book looking to uncover the lost histories of women whose achievements have been left out of the textbooks

Image of a female scientist sat down, working in a biological lab

Landmark report calls on US universities to take action on sexual harassment

14 June 2018By

National Academies says harassment should treated at least as seriously as research misconduct

Public speaking illustration

Theoretical chemistry group takes stand on all-male speaker lists

11 May 2018By

The RFCT in France has taken a radical step to address gender diversity at conferences



Matt Gunther filling out the Chemistry World crossword

June 2018 puzzles

1 June 2018

Download the puzzles from the June print issue of Chemistry World


Magnifying glasses

Indian institute investigates nanoscientists for indiscriminate image manipulation

Four new retractions bring the total for Rashmi Madhuri and Prashant Sharma up to 14, with at least another 50 papers potentially affected

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Ethics of a haircut

Scientists and citizens alike need an understanding of ethics

Question mark warning symbol Index

Are you an ethical chemist?

Why is there so little ethical training for chemists?


Last Retort - health & safety illustration

Health and safety gets mad

Lab horror stories are fine – as long as we remember why we tell them

An illustration of a person wearing a hazardous materials suit

The safety dance

A little lab explosion and it’s health and safety gone mad…

Close-up of image from April's On the spot comic strip

On the spot: strange thermometer

How dangerous is a broken Galileo thermometer?




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