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  • Image of Ruben Santiago-Hudson in the lab for Forgotten Genius documentary film
    Review

    Film: Forgotten Genius

    2021-02-03T15:32:00Z

    The story of a Black chemist’s incredible scientific accomplishments in the face of almost insurmountable obstacles in early 20th century US

  • An image showing the poster for picture a scientist
    Review

    Film: Picture a Scientist

    2020-08-05T13:30:00Z

    What is it really like being a scientist who does not fit the ‘traditional’ image or the man in the white lab coat?

  • An still from How to fix a drug scandal
    Review

    TV series: How to Fix a Drug Scandal

    2020-06-30T08:30:00Z

    Docudrama tells the story of two rogue forensic lab chemists whose separate crimes led to a massive miscarriage of justice in Massachusetts

  • An image showing the Salisbury poisonings poster
    Review

    TV series: The Salisbury Poisonings

    2020-06-23T14:30:00Z

    A gripping, fact-based drama about the poisoning of a former Russian spy, showing eerie parallels to the current coronavirus pandemic

  • An image showing the poster of Spaceship Earth
    Review

    Film: Spaceship Earth

    2020-06-16T14:30:00Z

    A fascinating cautionary tale about a grand plan to build a self-sustaining replica of Earth’s ecosystem

  • An image showing the poster of The Ball method
    Review

    Film: The Ball Method

    2020-05-18T13:30:00Z

    An impressive short film about early 20th century chemist Alice Ball whose groundbreaking scientific contributions were only recently recognised

  • An image showing the film poster of Human nature
    Review

    Film: Human Nature

    2020-04-09T09:30:00Z

    The story of Crispr-Cas9 gene editing technology, and where it could and should take humanity

  • An image showing the radioactive film poster
    Review

    Film: Radioactive

    2020-03-19T09:30:00Z

    Based on a graphic novel, this film is both a profile of Marie Curie and a celebration of her discovery, the phenomenon of radioactivity

  • An image showing the Dark Waters film poster
    Review

    Film: Dark Waters

    2020-03-12T14:30:00Z

    A film that charts lawyer Rob Billot’s two-decade battle to bring DuPont to account for illnesses of thousands of class action plaintiffs due to exposure to a toxic surfactant

  • Crows flying over trees
    Podcast

    Domoic acid

    2019-09-06T08:53:00Z

    The marine toxin that drives animals crazy and might have inspired one of Alfred Hitchcock’s most famous films

  • The cover of the magic medicine film
    Review

    Film: Magic Medicine

    2019-02-15T14:30:00Z

    Can magic mushrooms treat depression?

  • A picture of the cover of The Devil We Know
    Review

    Film: The Devil We Know

    2018-12-28T14:30:00Z

    The story of an industrial waste dumping scandal, the effects of which have persisted for decades

  • Little girl looking fascinated eating popcorn watching a movie at the movie theatre.
    Research

    Cinema air chemistry linked to film ratings

    2018-10-26T15:12:00Z

    Researchers propose a model to help gauge the appropriate age ratings of films using data on VOCs emitted by audiences

  • Gif from Explosions and Fire on Youtube
    News

    Hobby chemists fall foul of YouTube's content purge

    2018-06-29T11:00:00Z

    Platform’s removal of home experiments and synthesis tutorial videos worries hobby chemists

  • A person wearing a Big bang theory 'Bazinga!' cape
    Podcast

    BaZnGa

    2018-04-26T17:03:00Z

    Science imitates art imitating science, as sitcom The big bang theory inspires the creation of a new compound

  • Movie reel lays on a black table
    Research

    Sniffing out museums' decaying plastic artefacts

    2018-02-13T13:31:00Z

    Analysing volatile compounds may help museums protect old celluloid film and other polymer heritage items

  • Dance Your PhD 2017 - Pop, Dip and Spin: The Legendary Biosensor For Forensic Sciences
    News

    Chemists' PhD dance gets people’s choice award

    2017-11-07T13:39:00Z

    Annual dance award recognises communication of PhD research to the general public

  • Metal displacement microscope image
    News

    Beautiful screen chemistry

    2017-10-02T11:03:00Z

    Microscope and thermal imaging show chemical transformations close-up in amazing detail

  • Poster of the film Before the flood
    Review

    Before the flood

    2017-03-24T14:04:00Z

    Leonardo DiCaprio turns environmental activist

  • Last retort pic nov'16
    Opinion

    I, spy

    2016-12-02T12:12:00Z

    007’s fictional gadget master was inspired by a real world firearms expert