Different liquids, gases and solids colliding

Combining homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis

20 April 2018By Rachel Brazil

Can you make a catalyst that has the stability and recyclability of a heterogeneous one with the selectivity of a homogeneous one? Rachel Brazil talks to the scientists finding out

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Solvents and sustainability

13 April 2018By

Organic solvents make up a huge part of the waste from the chemical industry. Clare Sansom looks at efforts to reduce the loss or replace them entirely

Ikea-style manual for step by step gene synthesis

Step-by-step synthesis of DNA

6 April 2018By

Andy Extance discovers how scientists are delivering the extremely accurate DNA chemistry and biochemistry needed to make genes – and even genomes

Protein folding origami concept illustration

Go with the fold

30 March 2018By

From a seemingly impossible problem a few years ago, some researchers think that predicting the folded structures of protein could be solved pretty soon. James Mitchell Crow reports

Wall painting in Cuba

Cuba: socialism, cigars and biotech

16 March 2018By

Nina Notman learns how biotechnology could potentially overtake cigars as Cuba’s most famous export

Aerial view of ORNL main campus

Oak Ridge at 75

16 March 2018By

As Oak Ridge National Laboratory celebrates its 75th anniversary, Kit Chapman visits the birthplace of the atomic age

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The chemistry of the microbiome

9 March 2018By

Our gut bacteria are carrying out chemistry on our behalf, but without us knowing much about it. Now, scientists are starting to examine their enzymes

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The antibiotic countdown

2 March 2018By

Where are the next generation of antibiotics going to come from? Clare Sansom looks at the pipeline

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Flushed with success

18 April 2018By

The chemists at the heart of the urban water cycle

DS Virgin Formula E racing car

The science behind Formula E

25 March 2018By Chris Pink,

DS Virgin Racing opens its doors to reveal the world of battery-powered motorsport

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A united Africa

18 February 2018By

The chemists joining forces across the continent

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