Electron microscope image of the new aluminium alloy

Aluminium alloy could boost spacecraft radiation shielding 100-fold

Battery made using seaweed still works after charging 1000 times

Nobel prize in chemistry awarded for reliable molecule-building tool


Clean glass petri dish with liquid drop inside over blue light background

Water droplets can sometimes turn into bleach when hitting a surface

Polystyrene boxes

Simple chemistry can recycle polystyrene into more valuable products

LED panel

Soap molecule could help make alternative LED tech commercially viable

A pipette by a fingerprint

Forensic fingerprinting technique could help spot document fraud

Lithium batteries

Tracing lithium's atomic signature could help make ethical batteries

Spiny Pufferfish (Cyclichthys orbicularis)

Fast way of making pufferfish’s neurotoxin may lead to new pain drugs


Endlessly recyclable materials could fix our plastic waste crisis

Endlessly recyclable materials could fix our plastic waste crisis

Lee Cronin

Chemist Lee Cronin is building an alien to work out why life exists

new periodic table

Three reasons why the periodic table needs a redesign


The true story of the birth of the periodic table, 150 years ago

Lee Cronin

Why creating a chemical brain will be how we understand consciousness

A lump of gold

New form of gold is much golder than normal gold

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