The earthy smell of soil originates from the bacteria that live there. But why do they produce this particular scent?
Tired of consuming 5 different medications a day? Read how the researchers are developing new ways to load different drugs in a single delivery system.
The power of levitation isn’t just for magicians anymore. Learn about a new way of examining water droplets as they float in midair using just sound!
How do pheromones travel from one insect to another? Humidity may change the answer to this question.
Black mulberry juice is a known antioxidant – compounds that can consume free radicals before they can harm your cells. Researchers at Guangdong University also show that boiling mulberries increases its ability to treat colon cancer in cell culture, but not through antioxidant mechanisms.
Ashley Walker, founder of #BlackInAstro and co-founder of #BlackInChem, explores her experiences and motivations. Having overcome many barriers and obstacles, she shares her unique journey as a Black woman in physical chemistry, what she’s learned, and her advice to others.
Armed with the belief that chemistry should be as diversified as the world that we all live in, Joy Rutherford tells us how this motivates her to overcome the odds that come with being a PoC PhD student. However, these challenges don’t stop her from becoming a multi-faceted academic success!
Biochar may be one of the most multi-talented materials in existence—do you know what your leftover orange peels are capable of?
Zweli Hlatshwayo shares his experiences as a Black international student at Ohio State University, and his struggles with impostor syndrome after he started his PhD.
The Scream is one of the most famous paintings in the world, but it’s bright colours are fading! The worlds of art and science team up to help solve this mystery.
Ayanna Jones, a PhD student and passionate advocate for representation in science, shares her story and advice on making chemistry more inclusive
Devin Swiner, one of the founders for #BlackInChem, shares what’s she’s learned, the hard-won wisdom she has earned as a Black woman in analytical chemistry.
A new synthetic method to produce melanin, the natural molecule that leads to hair color, shows promise as a safer hair dye.
Instead of the wires, batteries, and light bulbs used in electric circuits, biochemical circuits use DNA and enzymes to get the job done.
Researchers developed a new way of tackling viral infection by designing nanostructures similar in shape to the virus particle.
The new bond occurs between elements of Group XII of the periodic table in (pseudo)tetrahedral geometry and electron donors.
When batteries run out of charge, you need to plug them into electricity to recharge them. New research has created a battery that can recharge itself without needing electricity.
Skin-conforming, ultra-thin wearable medical sensors could make going to the doctor less invasive than ever before. This newly developed, “tattooable” sensor uses a newly developed material to create one of the thinnest yet.
Researchers meld ideas from biology and chemistry to generate hybrid catalysts that can catalyze natural reactions at even faster rates.
The worldwide death toll from the pandemic disease COVID-19 has now surpassed half a million people, sparking global vaccine development efforts. One of the most important elements in the immune system’s response to a vaccine is the antibody response, but antibodies to different parts of the invader can have different effects. In order to better understand which parts of SARS-CoV-2 are targeted by antibodies from the human immune system, Hongye Wang and colleagues developed a SARS-CoV-2 peptide array. By observing which peptides were targeted by antibodies from patients with COVID-19, the authors were able to profile which of these regions were responsible for raising antibodies. Their technology will also be useful in future vaccine development efforts.