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How Danish children discovered 10 new species of bacteria

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A simple citizen science project that could lead to real-world change

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What can citizen science do for us?

2 April 2019By

Chemistry remains underrepresented in public engagement

Graphene

An independent view on the graphene war

1 April 2019By

Is ‘fake graphene’ really a problem, or is more going on?

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What molecules should we make with a chemputer robot?

15 March 2019By Lee Cronin

Digitising organic synthesis could revolutionise life in the lab

Phil Ball

Philip Ball

PHIL BALL is an award-winning journalist, author and broadcaster who explores the history and philosophy of chemistry

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How old is the Turin Shroud?

New evidence has reopened the debate on radiocarbon dating of the relic

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Does science need democracy to flourish?

Evidence shows good work can survive even the harshest regimes

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Can AI think creatively?

Machine learning is no longer limited to calculating permutations

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Raychelle Burks

Raychelle Burks

RAYCHELLE BURKS is an assistant professor in the US, who dissects and dismembers cases from the world of forensic science

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Near-death by chocolate

The forensics that puts dodgy confectionary behind bars

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The Knickerbocker murders

The poisonous presents that defined the US legal system

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Beating the scopolamine clock

New techniques could increase the window to detect predatory drug poisoning

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Derek Lowe

DEREK LOWE is a medicinal chemist in the US, sharing wit and wisdom gained from a life spent in preclinical drug discovery

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Would you buy synthetic wine?

Can we replicate the chemical profiles of famously expensive drinks? And would people drink them?

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We’re going to need a bigger flask

Scaling up reactions is easy to get wrong in a variety of ways

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What are the rate-limiting steps in drug discovery?

Getting more drugs to market is not just a chemistry problem

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Andrea Sella

Andrea Sella

ANDREA SELLA is a professor of inorganic chemistry in the UK, with a passion for unravelling the unlikely origins of scientific kit

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Verneuil’s rubies

How French chemists perfected the art of making gemstones

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King Edgar’s standards

How a Saxon monarch is still influencing chemistry labs

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The Likens-Nickerson Apparatus

Tracking down an obscure kit’s creator can make you hopping mad

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Alice Motion

Alice Motion

ALICE MOTION is a lecturer in chemical education and outreach at the University of Sydney, Australia, and explores citizen science in the chemistry community

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How Danish children discovered 10 new species of bacteria

A simple citizen science project that could lead to real-world change

A vintage illustration showing a couple stepping out of chemistry beakers

What can citizen science do for us?

Chemistry remains underrepresented in public engagement

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Collaborative atmospheres

A project in three European countries is alerting rural communities to ozone pollution

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Chemjobber

CHEMJOBBER is a US-based process chemist, telling tales of tank reactors and organic obstacles from within the chemical industry

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Dealing with gases in the plant

More than just purging and venting

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How do you keep plant reactions cold?

When a really big tub of ice just doesn’t cut it

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Tackling a chemical supply shortage

What happens when you run out of feedstock

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Organic matter

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Harnessing plants and microbes to tackle environmental pollution

29 March 2019

Eucharia Nwaichi is using biochemistry to clean up one of the most polluted places on Earth

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The protein crystallisation influencer

5 March 2019

Naomi Chayen discusses her career manipulating phase diagrams to produce high-quality protein crystals

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Cluster fundamentals

12 December 2018

Stefanie Dehnen discusses the exotic structures of inorganic chemistry’s middle ground

From the editors

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Letters April 2019

Your responses on carbon capture, uncertainty and technician qualifications