Humphry Davy

Humphry Davy’s whole story – warts and all – deserves to be told

2024-05-16T14:37:00+01:00By

Offensive comments about other races and cultures are part of his legacy too

Scientist racing with a Bunsen burner torch

I ran a marathon in full PPE

2024-05-16T08:45:00+01:00By

Racing to become the official fastest marathon runner dressed as a scientist

Humphry Davy

Engaging with the complex legacy of Humphry Davy

2024-05-15T08:31:00+01:00By

Online courses and student-run projects show there’s great interest in discussing Davy’s links to slavery and scientific racism

Alchemy

The 1920s chemists who thought they’d achieved the alchemists’ dream

2024-05-14T08:40:00+01:00By

The now-forgotten transmutation controversy hung on apparent evidence of mercury transforming into gold

Nichrome wire

Marsh’s wires and the birth of the toaster

2024-05-10T08:44:00+01:00By

Raise a toast to the man who invented an essential alloy

A world undone

Art through the eyes of a chemist

2024-05-08T08:35:00+01:00By

An invitation to look differently

Elisabeth Bik

Legal threats, online trolls and low pay: the world of scientific sleuth Elisabeth Bik

Chemistry World catches up with one of the world’s leading scientific integrity experts

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How advances in antiretrovirals have impacted my life with HIV

Eddie Heywood explains how having a range of drugs has helped a whole generation live with HIV – now their biggest concern is remembering to take them

Tattoo ink

Using analytical chemistry to illuminate the unlisted ingredients in tattoo inks

Discovery that more than 80% of the tattoo inks sampled had unlisted ingredients prompts New York-based lab to launch a website providing chemical information to tattoo artists and their clients

Fountain pen nib, writing

Letters: May 2024

Readers call for cross-industry support, celebrate variety and debate the evidence for Z-DNA’s handedness 

  • Engaging with the complex legacy of Humphry Davy

  • Holes in the ‘holey graphyne’ story

  • Allotrope or not?

  • How we set up the Chemical Society of The Gambia

  • Investigating the molecular basis of a nice cup of tea

  • Spearheading antiviral discovery with AI and open innovation