Chemical reactions during storage can destroy a beer's flavour. Henry Nicholls finds out how brewers are striving to stabilise beer's chemistry
'The poisoner's poison', immortalised by Agatha Christie in The pale horse
DNA profiling used to track the spread of the American bullfrog
Molecular mechanism revealed for plants' desperate growth spurts when overshadowed by competitors
US chemists have reproduced a 90-year old experiment to settle a 50-year old controversy
Thinking about buying a chemistry set for someone this Christmas? A nostalgic look at an inspirational toy that could be on the verge of a comeback
Did Lavoisier's theory of oxygen really extinguish the idea of phlogiston, a hypothesized fire-like element released during combustion, overnight?
Scientists have put in place the final piece of a puzzle started 20 years ago.
Scientists have uncovered the three-dimensional structure of what might be biology's first enzyme.
Reports of tooth grafts in mice have sparked debate.
Forensic analysis of paint scraps dates picture to before, not after, the Sistine Madonna
Toads far from happy about the deal
Brain chemical could account for the elaborate dance of the honeybee.
Individual proteins can be counted in a single cell.
Proteins built from an identical string of amino acids can have different biochemical properties.
Effective antidote to deadly organophosphorus nerve agents a step away.
In the quest to understand the origins of life on Earth, scientists are finding fresh evidence that bundles of RNA called ribozymes were the first truly biological molecules.
Moles beware: the chemical repellent responsible for the fox-like odour given off by several species of fritillary plants has been identified.
Psychological effects of outlawed performance-enhancing sports drug.
Chemistry can illuminate the age of a specimen, build up a picture of prehistoric diet and lifestyles and can even probe the genetic makeup of long-extinct populations and species.
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