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Bus Conductor Punished For Letting Pigeon Ride Bus For Free

Countries around the world have some strange laws. One on the books in India, however, has ruffled a few feathers...

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China Builds Subway Station In The Middle Of Nowhere

Nearly everyone has experienced driving in an unknown area and accidentally turning down a dead-end street. It sucks, but that...

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North Korea Threatens to Karate Chop Off Head Of South Koreaas Ex-President

Kim Jong-un isn’t messing around. The tiny tyrant continues missile testing, including firing an ICBM, and talking about using nuclear...

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Cow Born With Human-like Head Proclaimed A God

Everything happens for a reason. At least that is the stance of one animal sanctuary owner in India. When he...

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Indian Boy Grows Second Nose On Forehead

There is the old phrase, “Don’t cut off your nose to spite your face.” It means don’t make an overreaction...

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Improve Indoor Air Quality & Combat Wildfire Smoke

I doubt there is a soul on earth today who has not dealt with challenges in these past years. A pandemic forever changed the face of the world and brought us to our knees. The black lives matter movement and…

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COVID-19 Delta Variant

Covid-19 Delta Variant – Across the globe, vaccines are being administered, and people everywhere are doing what they can to help reduce the spread of the Covid-19 virus. With cases and hospitalizations dwindling, we finally feel as though we’re heading…

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Are Frigidaire Dehumidifiers For You?

Frigidaire’s Beginning- In 1919, over 103 years ago, the Guardian Frigerator Group became Frigidaire after it was acquired by General Motors Founder William C. Durant. Its name change was only the first among many changes to the company that landed…

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Why We Love Blueair

Why We Love Blueair Blueair’s Beginning – It’s no secret that the air we breathe inside our homes is much more polluted than the fresh air waiting right outside our door. In fact, the indoor air we’re exposed to on…

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Insect Train Keeps Rolling Along a Bedbugs

Going along with the idea that this year is likely to be a veritable Insectapalooza, Atlanta based pest control company, Orkin, recently released its 2020 top 50 cities for bed bugs. Unlike most other top 50 lists, this one isn’t…

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Understanding Coronavirus and What You Can Do to Help Stop the Spread

About Coronavirus COVID-19: The overwhelming need for us to understand more about and continue to protect ourselves from Coronavirus is still ever-present. Health organizations and government agencies worldwide are continuing to study, understand, and inform the public with all they’ve…

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The Right Miele Vacuum Cleaner for the Job

If you are looking for a reliable HEPA vacuum cleaner, one of the best choices you can make is a Miele vacuum cleaner. These vacuums offer a range of valuable benefits, and are ideal if you have allergy sufferers in…

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Our Favorite Handheld Steam Cleaners and Steam Mops

Many of us classify our homes as our havens, but, unfortunately, they can also be havens for undesirables, such as germs and bacteria. It is important to keep your home as clean and hygienic as possible to protect those in…

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Brands We Love: Santa Fe

Creating the right environment at home is important for a range of reasons. This is something that can impact not only comfort levels, but also the health of those living in your home. High humidity levels in the air can…

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Allergies Around the World

Allergies are the most common form of chronic disease, and they affect millions of people around the world every day. Although they fall under the label adisease,a allergies are just the bodyas extreme response to usually non-threatening elements. You develop…

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Climate Disasters Are Making It Hard to Enjoy the Olympics. And Iam Not Sure I Want to, Anyway

In the midst of catastrophe, mass recreations of normalcy can deepen our sense of unease

Weare in a Water Crisis. We Need to Act Like It

One of the greatest lessons of the pandemic is that we can meet the challenges of existential threats when we combine the collective power of our creativity, innovation and industry. As the climate crisis worsens, we need to address protecting and preserving water with the same urgency that we put into creating vaccines. We need…

This Vermont Utility Is Revolutionizing Its Power Grid to Fight Climate Change. Will the Rest of the Country Follow Suit?

'We have to move faster as an industry'

What Your Body Odor Says About You

When Annlyse Retiveau leaned in to sniff my armpits, I held my own breath as she inhaled. I’ve spent a vast majority of my life using products to avoid this precise critique—another human intentionally evaluating my armpit aroma. Yet, whether we like it or not, humans do smell each other, and we can glean useful…

Jeff Bezos Blasts Himself Off-Planet, Helping to Usher In a New Era of Space Tourism

But how accessible will space be, really?

Forget the Bezos and Branson Spaceflights. The Real Deal Happens This Fall

Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson flew quick hops to space, but the Inspiration4 mission is a real-deal, multi-day civilian space mission.

How Deadly Flooding in Germany and Belgium Exposed Europeas Climate Change Hubris

"We have to get rid of this thought that somehow extreme and severe weather cannot impact us"

Wally Funk Is Going to Space Aboard Jeff Bezosas Rocket. Hereas Why That Matters

A flight 60 years in the making

Global Electricity Production Is Roaring Backaand So Are CO2 Emissions

Power plant emissions are expected to grow by 3.5% in 2021, per a new report

Greenland Bans All Future Oil Exploration Citing Climate Concerns

Greenland explained that the price of extraction was atoo higha

Climate Disasters Are Making It Hard to Enjoy the Olympics. And Iam Not Sure I Want to, Anyway

In the midst of catastrophe, mass recreations of normalcy can deepen our sense of unease

Weare in a Water Crisis. We Need to Act Like It

One of the greatest lessons of the pandemic is that we can meet the challenges of existential threats when we combine the collective power of our creativity, innovation and industry. As the climate crisis worsens, we need to address protecting and preserving water with the same urgency that we put into creating vaccines. We need…

This Vermont Utility Is Revolutionizing Its Power Grid to Fight Climate Change. Will the Rest of the Country Follow Suit?

'We have to move faster as an industry'

What Your Body Odor Says About You

When Annlyse Retiveau leaned in to sniff my armpits, I held my own breath as she inhaled. I’ve spent a vast majority of my life using products to avoid this precise critique—another human intentionally evaluating my armpit aroma. Yet, whether we like it or not, humans do smell each other, and we can glean useful…

Jeff Bezos Blasts Himself Off-Planet, Helping to Usher In a New Era of Space Tourism

But how accessible will space be, really?

Forget the Bezos and Branson Spaceflights. The Real Deal Happens This Fall

Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson flew quick hops to space, but the Inspiration4 mission is a real-deal, multi-day civilian space mission.

How Deadly Flooding in Germany and Belgium Exposed Europeas Climate Change Hubris

"We have to get rid of this thought that somehow extreme and severe weather cannot impact us"

Wally Funk Is Going to Space Aboard Jeff Bezosas Rocket. Hereas Why That Matters

A flight 60 years in the making

Global Electricity Production Is Roaring Backaand So Are CO2 Emissions

Power plant emissions are expected to grow by 3.5% in 2021, per a new report

Greenland Bans All Future Oil Exploration Citing Climate Concerns

Greenland explained that the price of extraction was atoo higha

AlphaFold ‘pushes science forward' by releasing structures of almost all human proteins

DeepMind's AI predicted over 365,000 protein structures, which are now freely available online

Biomedical researcher Laurie Locascio tapped to lead NIST

Vice president for research and professor at the University of Maryland had long career at the National Institute of Standards and Technology

Acetic acid accident at Texas plant kills 2 workers

LyondellBasell plant had just shut down acetyls unit for maintenance

Biomanufacturing draws hundreds of millions in investments

Fundraising at Bota Bio, Genomatica, and Antheia signals an upshift for commercial-scale synthetic biology

Regeneron, AstraZeneca partner to develop obesity drugs

The firms' target is a protein that is mutated in people who weigh less

Chemistry in Pictures: Busy bench


High-resolution snapshot of ketamine-receptor handshake may point to better antidepressants

Researchers obtain the structure of ketamine binding to the NMDA receptor

Explosion in Leverkusen kills at least 2

German accident traced to organic solvents in waste processing center

Genome mining meets microcrystal electron diffraction to speed up drug discovery

Scientists pair the techniques to accelerate prospecting drugs from natural products

Air pollution disparities persisted during COVID-19 lockdowns

Even as average levels of NO2 fell, marginalized communities experienced relatively high levels of the pollutant

Podcast: Rare earths' magic comes at a cost

Stereo Chemistry shares a story from the science-history podcast Distillations

Chemistry in Pictures: A closer look at clots


Researchers report the most complex flexible microprocessor yet

Chip packs over 39,000 transistors on a plastic film

Single-use plastics have boomed during COVID-19. Joana Correia Prata wants to reverse the trend

University of Aveiro microplastics researcher and veterinarian recommends policy priorities for dealing with plastic waste

Trinseo will buy acrylic sheet firm Aristech Surfaces


High-throughput enzymology

Microfluidic device makes, purifies, and assays 1,500 different mutants at the same time

New 3D-printed muscle is the strong, sensitive type

LED-embedded liquid crystal elastomers enable optical feedback

MOF sieves propylene from propane

Material features pockets that open to either propylene or propane, depending on pressure

Testing one machine-learning method's limits

Deep learning can make accurate predictions with fewer training data than are commonly used

How many chemical elements does it take to build a car?

Detailed inventory shows that electric vehicles are more vulnerable to material-supply challenges than gas guzzlers

A sigh of relief at small chemical makers

Firms have weathered the pandemic, but supply-chain disruptions may be a lingering symptom as markets revive

C&EN's Global Top 50 chemical firms for 2021

The chemical industry is recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic

World's first ban on products with PFAS adopted in Maine

Law allows exemptions for health and safety when alternatives aren't available

Science in your summer garden


Solenis and BASF to work on paper bottles with Pulpex


Compass Minerals may enter lithium business


AMRI, now Curia, expands in biologics with two acquisitions


Pfizer pays $1 billion to develop Arvinas protein degrader


Partners to make hydrocarbons with CO₂ from cement


Natural Fiber Welding raises $15 million


GSK's Stevenage site set to become science campus


Eastman to supply hydrogen carrier to Hydrogenious


Shape Therapeutics raises $112 million series B for RNA-based gene therapies


Rivus launches with $35 million to tackle obesity, metabolic diseases


FDA approves sleeping sickness drug fexindazole


Francis Collins on the urgent need for COVID-19 antivirals

The NIH director talks to C&EN about the sizable investment in small-molecule drugs for this pandemic and the ones to come

California drafts safe limits for PFOA and PFOS in drinking water

Levels for these PFAS would be lower than US EPA numbers

Chemists make a recyclable polymer with the help of ring strain

By adding a helpful cyclobutane to their molecules, researchers can flip back and forth between polymer and monomer

Senate Democrats pave way for cannabis reform

Proposal would end US federal prohibition, give health and safety oversight to the FDA

Dow, BASF earnings surge in the second quarter

Big chemical makers post strong second-half results as the economy rebounds

PAQ launches with $30 million to hijack autophagy for protein degradation

The startup will develop small molecules that label proteins, and other substances, for destruction in autophagosomes

Scientists discover Borgs, DNA strands that assimilate genes from their hosts

Borgs are exciting microbiologists for their genetic oddities and potential environmental and biotechnology applications

Carbon capture projects proliferate

CO₂ storage announcements on three continents signal an upshift for the industry

PFAS targeted in legislation passed by US House of Representatives

Bill aims at air, water, and land pollution, as well as toxicity testing of the ‘forever chemicals'

What's in sunscreen, and how does it protect your skin from the sun's rays?

UV filters help prevent sunburn and cancer, while other ingredients encourage people to slather sunscreen on their skin

Single dose of small molecule cures malaria in mice

Studies show the malaria parasite has a tough time developing resistance to the compound MMV688533

Chemistry in Pictures: A dry red


World's first ban on products with PFAS adopted in Maine

Law allows exemptions for health and safety when alternatives aren't available

Testing one machine learning method's limits

Deep learning can make accurate predictions with fewer training data than are commonly used

The life-or-death race to improve carbon capture

The technology works, but we'll need better chemistry and engineering to reach the scale required to avoid a climate disaster

Periodic Graphics: The chemistry of how our skin responds to the sun

Chemical educator and Compound Interest blogger Andy Brunning illuminates the biochemistry behind sunlight's effects on our skin.

Is Parkinson's disease caused by dysfunctional lipids?

As scientists think beyond α-synuclein, multiple pathways in lipid metabolism provide targets for potential drugs

Visualizing cross-linking in collagen

Probe targets process that is involved in cancer spread and wound healing

Breathe in through the straw, and out through the butt?


Triboelectric device bypasses injured nerves to restore sense of touch

An implantable triboelectric nanogenerator detects tactile pressure and sends electrical signals to stimulate nerves

Ice crystals that flex and bend

Researchers have grown perfect microfiber crystals of ice that are surprisingly elastic and able to transmit light with minimal loss

Copper catalysts team up for chiral amide synthesis

Blue light powers a radical route to ubiquitous functional group

WHO issues human genome–editing recommendations


Video: Getting up close and personal with molecules in virtual reality

New VR tools promise better understanding and collaboration for chemists

Repsol adds polymer plants in Portugal


Unilever partners with Arzeda on enzymes for cleaning

The start-up's digital biology platform combines biophysics with artificial intelligence

EU adds 1,4-dioxane, fragrance chemicals, and chlorinated paraffins to list for regulation


Opus 12 raises money, changes name to Twelve


Fred Hawthorne, inorganic chemist nicknamed Mr. Boron, dies

The Priestley Medalist helped put boron chemistry on the map

BASF pursues battery recycling in Germany


Lilly buys Protomer for diabetes technology


Chemours, DuPont, Corteva settle with Delaware on PFAS pollution, will pay $50 million


COVID-19 vaccine plant planned for Senegal


Ascensus changes private equity hands


Verdant buys 2 specialty surfactant makers


Programs honor talented women scientists in Brazil and who originate from Latin America and the Caribbean


PFAS used in fracking fluids in US, report says


Entos raises $54 million for AI-based drug discovery


Carbon capture planned in France


Bicycle, Ionis sign oligonucleotide delivery pact


Actions from the June ACS Board of Directors meeting


Chemjobber discusses how to send a cold email

Lessons from Anthony Fauci's pandemic correspondence

How many chemical elements does it take to build a car?

Detailed inventory shows that electric vehicles are more vulnerable to material supply challenges than gas guzzlers

Chemistry in Pictures: Revealing lanthanides


Chemistry in Pictures: Sticker shock


Double coating nurtures seeds

Coating seeds with microbes and water-absorbing polymers could help crops germinate in arid spots

Major coating resin firms change hands

The European firms Allnex and AOC are poised for new ownership

Johnson & Johnson recalls sunscreens with benzene contamination

Certain Neutrogena products pulled after company finds the chemical in some samples

Prime Medicine raises $315 million for search-and-replace CRISPR gene editing

The start-up will develop therapies based on David Liu's latest CRISPR creation: prime editors

Accurate protein structure prediction AI made openly available

Structural biologists have free access to the newly developed tool

Philip Morris pushes into drug delivery

The buys are part of the tobacco company's expansion beyond nicotine

Sarah Everts's new book takes a look at the chemistry of sweat

Everts explains her fascination with perspiration

Computational scientists look for lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic

The pandemic changed these researchers' methods and it showed them what works and what doesn't during a global emergency

Visualizing cross-linking in collagen

Probe targets process that is involved in cancer spread and wound healing

Unilever partners with Arzeda on enzymes for cleaning

The start-up's digital biology platform combines biophysics with artificial intelligence

Global climate change talks resume after delay from COVID-19

Talks focus on trading emission credits

Chemistry in Pictures: Microbial Milky Way


Fred Hawthorne, inorganic chemist nicknamed Mr. Boron, dies

The Priestley medalist helped put boron chemistry on the map

Triboelectric device bypasses injured nerves to restore sense of touch

An implantable triboelectric nanogenerator detects tactile pressure and sends electrical signals to stimulate nerves

Video: Getting up close and personal with molecules in virtual reality

New VR tools promise better understanding and collaboration for chemists

Copper catalysts team up for chiral amide synthesis

Blue light powers a radical route to ubiquitous functional group

Expanding American Sign Language's scientific vocabulary

A lack of signs for many scientific terms impedes deaf people's entry into the sciences. Deaf scientists want to chip away at the barriers by developing more ASL signs for scientific terms.

Nitrous oxide packs a dangerous climate punch, but much goes unabated

Although some progress has been made, many chemical plants continue to emit the potent global warming gas

The microprocessor turns 50

Intel sold the first microprocessor in 1971. Here's a look at the materials science advances that made possible that chip and those that followed

Oldest known plague victim found in museum collection

DNA extracted from 5,000-year-old teeth push back origin of plague bacteria Yersinia pestis

Beetle shells provide beauty and brawn

Microstructures in flower beetle exoskeletons are multifunctional, providing optical brilliance and mechanical strength

BSology and science NFTs


Light-converting material enhances plant growth

Lettuce grew bigger and heavier when underneath a plastic film that efficiently extracts red light from sunlight

Bacterial protein could eliminate need for adjuvants in flu vaccines

Nanoparticles made of a protein carrying a flu antigen increased survival of mice infected with 2 strains of influenza

Recycling is only one part of solution to plastic waste, experts say

Product design and life-cycle assessment are also needed

Water treatment chemical firm Solenis to be sold, merged with Sigura


SK invests in Japanese materials firm TBM


Lonza specialties business launches as new firm


The antivirals that weren't: Drug repurposing for COVID-19 produced misleading results

A common class of compounds disrupts the cell rather than stopping the virus

Tax for chemicals cleanup part of US infrastructure deal

Plan would reimpose levy to fund cleanup of toxic waste sites

First animal-free toxicity test emerges

BASF-Givaudan system for skin is ‘truly groundbreaking,' animal rights group PETA says

WuXi STA plans pharmaceutical chemical facility in Delaware

Major US project follows the Chinese firm's acquisition of a BMS plant in Switzerland

France invests in drug active ingredients


Celanese to buy ExxonMobil's Santoprene business

The chemical maker says the business will pair well with its engineering polymers

Albemarle opens battery R&D center


Seres, Nestlé partner to advance microbiome therapy


Sanofi invests in new center for mRNA vaccines


Pardes Biosciences merges with SPAC for $276 million


MKS Instruments to acquire Atotech


GM invests in California geothermal lithium project


Embattled Corteva CEO Collins will retire


Antheia raises $73 million for drugs from reprogrammed yeast


Reemerging after COVID-19


Ultrasound boosts battery recycling

Rapid process recovers valuable metals from old electrodes

Glass catalysis shatters material's inert reputation

The surface of glass can act as a strong base to catalyze reactions and degrade certain reagents

Big changes afoot for US chemical risk evaluations

EPA seeks to restore trust and protect vulnerable populations from chemical exposures

US groups back principles for chemical ingredient disclosure

Action said to help development of a circular economy

GSK invests in Alector's antibodies for neurodegenerative diseases

The antibodies boost progranulin, a protein that could help treat frontotemporal dementia, Alzheimer's disease, and more

Castaneroxy A keeps MRSA at bay

Natural product prevents out of control Staphylococcus aureus skin infections in mice by disrupting bacterial communication

Chemistry in Pictures: Americium the beautiful


Inventory finds more than 10,000 chemicals used in plastics manufacture

Nearly a quarter of the chemicals-which include monomers, additives, and processing aids-are potentially hazardous, according to European Union criteria

How to cope with burnout

Recognizing contributing factors is the first step

Delta-8-THC craze concerns chemists

Unidentified by-products and lack of regulatory oversight spell trouble for cannabis products synthesized from CBD

First animal-free toxicity test emerges

BASF-Givaudan system for skin is ‘truly ground-breaking,' animal rights group PETA says

Celanese to buy ExxonMobil's Santoprene business

The chemical maker says the business will pair well with its engineering polymers

Light-converting material enhances plant growth

Lettuce grew bigger and heavier when underneath a plastic film that efficiently extracts red light from sunlight

Oldest known plague victim found in museum collection

DNA extracted from 5,000 year old teeth push back origin of plague bacteria Yersinia pestis

Mail-back plastic recycling is carbon-intensive, advocates claim

But company says impact is lower than landfilling or incineration

Tax for chemicals cleanup part of US infrastructure deal

Plan would reimpose levy to fund cleanup of toxic waste sites

Podcast: Celebrating LGBTQ+ chemists

In honor of Pride Month, Stereo Chemistry passes the mic to My Fave Queer Chemist

Chemistry in Pictures: Red light reaction


The antivirals that weren't: drug repurposing for COVID-19 produced misleading results

A common class of compounds disrupts the cell rather than stops the virus

WuXi STA plans pharmaceutical chemical facility in Delaware

Major US project follows the Chinese firm's acquisition of a BMS plant in Switzerland

Bacterial protein could eliminate need for adjuvants in flu vaccines

Nanoparticles made of a protein carrying a flu antigen increased survival of mice infected with two strains of influenza

Venus's clouds are too dry for life

New analysis finds that even the most extreme known life couldn't survive in Venus's atmosphere

The US chemical industry will take until 2023 to recoup lost 2020 growth

Pent-up demand will boost 2021 numbers, but labor shortages, supply chain bottlenecks, and inflation may slow recovery

Biotech firms on the shoulders of giants

Pharmaceutical services companies like Seqens, Lonza, and Evonik make many of the biotech industry's small-molecule drugs

Synthesizing a natural product

Mithra chooses Seqens to scale up manufacturing of an estrogen found in nature

A long collaboration arrives at the production stage

Aurinia will use a dedicated Lonza plant to produce its new lupus nephritis drug

A small firm checks in at a big partner's complex

Cassava picks Evonik to make the experimental Alzheimer's disease treatment simufilam for Phase 3 clinical trials

Italmatch: The making of an Italian chemical giant

A once-tiny producer of phosphorus for matches in Italy may soon have $1 billion in sales

Carb-eating ancestors and off-gassing ears


Former OSHA head David Michaels calls for transformation of US worker safety

Agency's longest-serving director would like to see companies mandated to ensure their production processes and products are not harmful

Taking the steam out of γ-cyclodextrin synthesis

Hydrazone template could make it cheaper to prepare this host molecule

US EPA selects air pollution advisers


Chemical Safety Board sends 2 staff to Chemtool plant after fire


Glyphosate is not carcinogenic, EU report confirms


Funding for climate-friendly agriculture misdirected, EU audit finds


X-rays activate cancer drug

Radiation removes molecular mask to free anticancer agent in mice, offering simultaneous chemotherapy and radiotherapy with fewer side effects

South Korea's SK to buy stake in Loop Industries


Oterra eyes another food-coloring acquisition


Orum raises $84 million for protein-degrader antibodies


Enveda raises $51 million for drugs from plants


Danaher will acquire Aldevron for $9.6 billion


Corning debuts flow chemistry training center in China


BMS to pay Eisai $650 million for antibody-drug conjugate


AI firm Insilico closes a $255 million financing round as it builds on discovery research

The artificial intelligence pioneer has added 50 researchers at labs in Asia and the US

Westlake to buy another PVC construction products firm


Oxis Energy files for bankruptcy


Indorama is in talks to buy Oxiteno

A purchase of the Brazilian specialty chemical firm would plunge the polyester producer deeper into surfactants

Enko signs pesticide discovery deal with Syngenta


Kerry to buy preservative maker Niacet for $1 billion


Blackstone, Cellex, Intellia start CAR-T company


Recycling is only one part of solution to plastic waste, experts say

Product design and life-cycle assessment are also needed

Amber Hinkle wins Award for Volunteer Service to the ACS

Industrial chemist celebrated for contributions to professional development and women in chemistry

Microscopy method achieves superresolution without labels

Approach combines specificity of Raman imaging with spatial resolution of expansion microscopy

Coronavirus epidemics are part of human history

Modern human DNA shows evidence of ancient epidemic

Peter Dervan named 2022 Priestley Medalist

Caltech researcher honored for pioneering contributions in chemical biology

X-rays activate cancer drug

Radiation removes molecular mask to free anti-cancer agent, offering simultaneous chemotherapy and radiotherapy with fewer side effects in mice.

Scientists identify a possible molecular mechanism of Rett syndrome

Epigeneticists stumble across link between methylated DNA repeats and protein involved in rare genetic disorder

Retina protein may be a magnetic compass for birds

Cryptochrome 4 forms radical pairs that could guide the migration of the European robin

Cell therapy startup Abata launches with $95 million in funding

The company wants to engineer T cells to tackle autoimmune diseases like multiple sclerosis

Remote education inspires new ways to teach chemistry lab courses

The pandemic forced chemistry instructors to rethink how to teach the lab component of undergraduate chemistry classes

AI firm Insilico closes a $255 million financing round as it builds on discovery research

The pioneering firm has added 50 researchers at labs in Asia and the US

US EPA to reexamine ethylene oxide risks

Move could impact crackdown on chemical plant emissions

Taking the steam out of γ-cyclodextrin synthesis

Hydrazone template could make it cheaper to prepare this host molecule

A local look at air pollution highlights inequalities within cities

High-resolution data on air quality are helping scientists and community groups understand and address disparities in pollution between neighborhoods

Vaccines could make big Ebola outbreaks a thing of the past

With approved vaccines and better health-care systems, 2 recent outbreaks in Africa have been managed quickly and with few deaths

Could a gel coating catch viruses?

Researchers hope sticky films can take respiratory droplets out of the air

Electrochemistry measures enzyme rate acceleration in nanodroplets

Turnover rate is as much as 100 times as fast in nanodroplets as in bulk solution

Introducing oganesson tetratennesside

Superheavy pentatomic molecule pushes theoretical chemistry to extremes

Northvolt gets cash to make Li-ion batteries


New York City boosts support for life sciences to $1 billion


Mechanism of cyanine spectral shift found

Buffer conditions can suppress or enhance the phototruncation reaction

Exscientia enhances AI with acquisition of Allcyte


Evonik to buy cosmetics delivery tech firm Infinitec Activos


Evonik and Stanford sign mRNA delivery pact


Polystyrene marks a milestone; parting with old annual reports and product brochures


Polyacetylene comes full circle

Synthesis of cyclic polyacetylene offers fresh take on classic semiconducting polymer

Periodic Graphics: Comparing how air purification technologies trap and attack viruses

Chemical educator and Compound Interest blogger Andy Brunning explains the science behind how various air purification methods remove viruses like SARS-CoV-2 from the air

RECOVERY trial finds COVID-19 antibody treatment reduces death

Preliminary results in people with no detectable SARS-CoV-2 antibodies add to possible uses of engineered antibodies in treating COVID-19

Chemistry in Pictures: Fluorescent europium


Indorama is in talks to buy Oxiteno

A purchase of the Brazilian specialty chemical firm would plunge the polyester producer deeper into surfactants

Washington methanol plant canceled


Solid Power to go public via SPAC


Ford and Origin collaborate on auto materials


Element Solutions bags specialties firm Coventya


EPA Green Chemistry Challenge Awards announced

Winners recognized for developing greener products and processes

COVID-19 test used in UK mass-screening program receives stinging rebuke from the FDA

US regulator's warning raises fresh questions about efficacy of Operation Moonshot's antigen test

RayzeBio reaps $108 million for radiotherapies


Mnemo raises $90 million series A to improve CAR T cells


CAMP4 raises $45 million to target regulatory RNA


Nobel laureate Ei-ichi Negishi dies at 85

Organic chemist known for coupling reaction remembered as warm and generous

Phosphonium salt boosts electrochemical Haber-Bosch reaction

An electrochemical Haber-Bosch process achieves record efficiency and longevity with the aid of a fast proton shuttle

Novavax vaccine shows strong protection against COVID-19

The protein-based vaccine was more than 90% effective at preventing COVID-19 in a Phase 3 trial

GSK to buy iTeos' anti-TIGIT antibody for up to $2 billion

It's the latest large deal for a company looking for new checkpoint inhibitors

Solvay provides contested PFAS reference standard

The compound, C6O4, was the subject of an international patent dispute

PFAS undisclosed in most cosmetics sold in the US and Canada

Study finds hundreds of products contain fluorinated compounds not listed on the label

Small molecule fights active and latent herpes infections in rodents

IM-250 designed to reach central nervous system where it can go after the dormant virus

Chemjobber on how to deliver bad news

Be prepared to say what happened and why, and offer solutions

Mechanism of cyanine spectral shift found

Buffer conditions can suppress or enhance the phototruncation reaction

Clariant finds a buyer for its pigment unit

The Swiss company is selling the unit to a German competitor, Heubach, and a private equity firm

Chemistry in Pictures: Always welcome


EPA Green Chemistry Challenge Awards announced

Winners recognized for developing greener products and processes

Chemistry in Pictures: Kinks in molecular chains


COVID-19 test used in UK mass screening program receives stinging rebuke from FDA

US health agency's warning for Innova raises fresh questions about efficacy of ‘Operation Moonshot' antigen test

2021 US Chemistry Olympiad team named

International competition will be online again because of the COVID-19 pandemic

Can industry decarbonize steelmaking?

Major steelmakers and disruptive start-ups look to hydrogen and renewable electricity to make green steel

Will the biodegradable plastic PHA finally deliver?

Producers of the polymer say they are getting traction in the marketplace, but others have doubts

Beirut-based atmospheric chemist Najat Saliba discusses the challenges of doing science during political and economic turmoil

The atmospheric chemist is studying the Beirut chemical explosion's effects on air pollution

Reduction carves path to chiral compounds

Asymmetrical Zn is key to compounds with 4 different carbon groups

Cool cats in fake squares and hands that tell chemical stories


Phosphonium salt boosts electrochemical Haber-Bosch reaction

An electrochemical Haber-Bosch process achieves record efficiency and longevity with the aid of a fast proton shuttle

Nobel laureate Ei-ichi Negishi dies at 85

Organic chemist known for coupling reaction remembered as warm and generous

Novel antifungal wins FDA approval


Nikole Hannah-Jones tenure dispute causes a chemist to withdraw from UNC faculty search

UNC chemistry faculty respond with letter to administration warning tenure decision will do widespread harm

US EPA seeks data from PFAS makers

Proposal focuses on production, use, disposal, and health effects of chemicals

US EPA adds 3 PFAS to toxics release reporting

Action affects perfluorooctyl iodide and two PFOA salts

Huntsman to boost carbonates for battery electrolytes


Brightmark to build second plastics recycling plant


AbbVie and Caraway partner on Parkinson's disease


Massive blue hydrogen investment planned in North America

Projects in Alberta and North Dakota aim to create low-carbon hydrogen from natural gas

Eastman to sell tire additives business


Lenzing, Södra to jointly recycle textiles


IL-2 firm Synthekine raises $107.5 million in series B funding


Ginkgo signs R&D pact with Sumitomo


Arkema to boost production of HFO-1233zd, a foam-blowing agent


A $56 million boost for smart-lab developer Strateos


Indian factory fire kills 18 workers


Chemours appoints Mark Newman CEO


European chemical makers call for more renewable energy

Industry calls for EU renewable energy regulations to be streamlined and harmonized across the region

Scientists torn over Biogen's new Alzheimer's drug

The FDA approved Aduhelm based on its ability to lower amyloid-β plaques in the brain. Many researchers think it was the wrong decision.

Spontaneously arising electric fields affect reactions on catalyst particles in solution

Finding could provide handle for controlling reactions and sorting out mechanisms

The global mass of SARS-CoV-2

Worldwide, there are no more than 10 kg of the COVID-19-causing virus

Directed evolution suggests way viruses could have evolved

Researchers evolve bacterial enzyme to package and protect its own RNA, as viruses do

Pandemic experiments prove CO₂ monitoring networks provide real-time emission information

Real-time monitoring shows emissions fell in the Los Angeles and DC-Baltimore areas

Cargill and Helm form joint venture to build $300 million biobased 1,4-butanediol plant in Iowa

The firms say the process, licensed from Genomatica, emits 93% less greenhouse gas than petroleum-feedstock methods

White House tackles persistent supply chain vulnerabilities

Biden's focus on reshoring drug production carries forward the Trump administration's pandemic response

Polyacetylene comes full circle

Synthesis of cyclic polyacetylene offers fresh take on classic semiconducting polymer.

Nobel laureate Richard R. Ernst dies at 87

Colleagues remember a transformational figure in NMR spectroscopy and beyond

Defining your career wins

Achieving goals is more fulfilling when you set the terms of success

Kojin Therapeutics gets $60 million to explore ferroptosis

The biotech firm aims to take advantage of cellular plasticity

Light activated molecule shifts circadian clock in cells

Researchers use an azobenzene group to create a switchable clock modulator

Chemistry in Pictures: Pining away


FDA approves Biogen's Alzheimer's drug aducanumab

The controversial decision comes with the caveat that Biogen must conduct additional studies to confirm the drug works

LGBTQ+ chemists you should know about

These historic scientists influenced agriculture, 3D printing, inorganic chemistry, and more

Chemist Lisa Jones withdraws from UNC faculty search over Pulitzer-winning journalist's tenure denial

UNC chemistry faculty respond with letter to administration warning tenure decision will do widespread harm

Intranasal vaccines aim to stop COVID-19 where it starts

Vaccines that are sprayed into the nose could induce mucosal immunity and help stop the spread of the coronavirus, if vaccine developers can prove that they work

Anti-CRISPR proteins could help put the brakes on gene editing

Scientists are exploring the proteins' potential as a way to control CRISPR and reduce off-target effects

Purdue program prepares Black engineering students for success

Minority Engineering Program provides students with access to resources and critical academic and social support

Cecilia Martinez on coordinating a US government push for equity

An accomplished mediator, the newly appointed senior director for environmental justice at the president's Council on Environmental Quality faces a steep challenge in her first government job

Moderna strikes new vaccine deals with Lonza and Thermo Fisher


Germany's Origin Bio secures funding


Engineered microbes fix nitrogen

Combo of electrochemistry and enzyme catalysis provides a route to ammonia

BASF and Linde to test 200 t per day CO₂ capture in Illinois


Merck hires first chief technology officer


Merck KGaA bites into synthetic meat


Expansion Therapeutics licenses RNA-targeting molecules from Scripps


Bankrupt PET recycler CarbonLite is sold off


Aceto acquires pharmaceutical chemical maker Cascade Chemistry


Vertellus will acquire Austria's IM Chemicals


Three chemical firms complete deals


Siegfried restarts plants after cyberattack


MorphoSys will buy Constellation for $1.7 billion


Cicada science and car schooling


Chemistry in Pictures: Chemical confetti


Vir and GSK monoclonal antibody authorized for emergency use in COVID-19

Sotrovimab may protect against virus variants, although sales potential is uncertain

Lab finds benzene in 78 sunscreens and sun-care lotions

Known carcinogen was present in a broad cross-section of brands and product types

Putting the squeeze to Au and Pt

Measurements at extreme pressure could help with experiments of exotic materials

Cell membrane ingredient detected in space

Ethanolamine may be abundant in the universe

Hydrogels reinforced with rings on strings

Reversible crystallization of polyethylene glycol chains makes material tougher

NSF to get more money and a new directorate

But how much money and exactly when remain to be seen

Rewriting bacteria's genetic code

Reassigning codons and tRNAs enables bacteria to resist viruses and synthesize polymers

Full human genome sequenced 20 years after the first draft

Researchers fill in the gaps thanks to hard work and new technology

Stablix debuts to develop drugs that stabilize protein function

The biotech firm aims to develop bifunctional small molecules for rare diseases, cancer, and immunology

Europe is poised to begin lithium mining

A series of mines could open across Europe in the next few years

Probe binds zinc in antibiotic-resistance enzyme

Fluorescence helps visualize effect of enzyme inhibitors and chelators that could help restore antibiotic function

Doping internal layers of perovskite solar cells with CO₂ reduces processing time

Simple procedure could hasten commercialization of the low-cost power-generating devices

Engineered microbes fix nitrogen

Combo of electrochemistry and enzyme catalysis provides a route to ammonia

Chemistry in Pictures: Lead into gold


COVID-19: What you need to know about SARS-CoV-2 variants

SARS-CoV-2 variants are emerging and gaining traction around the world. What does that mean for our vaccines and treatments for COVID-19?

Protein models are literally on the tips of students' tongues

Bite-size molecular models could lower barriers to learning chemistry for students who are blind or visually impaired

After tumultuous decade, Novasep turns the corner

Pharmaceutical services firm emerges from selling its viral vector business with a clean balance sheet and record sales

Over-the-counter COVID-19 tests make big promises. Do they deliver?

C&EN tries out the new batch of at-home COVID-19 tests promising quick results with minimal exposure, enabling some people to get back to school and back to work.

Limit PFAS in bottled water, US senators tell the FDA


Microparticles protect bees from pesticides

Enzymes in particles degrade organophosphates in bees' guts

CRO Symeres will change private equity hands


Biogen and Ginkgo partner on AAV manufacturing


Plug Power and Johnson Matthey partner on electrolysis materials


SI Group plans polymer additives in the US


US DEA moves to expand cannabis for research


Company operating failures led to deaths of husband and wife from hydrogen sulfide exposure


Trump appointees swayed dicamba approval, watchdog reports


New covalent bridge found in proteins

Lysine and cysteine amino acids can be covalently linked by an oxygen atom

Podcast: Where did Mars's water go?

Mars once had as much water as Earth, but today it's dry. In this episode of Stereo Chemistry, we meet scientists finding where the water went

Circular plastics fund gets investment


Cepsa upgrades alkylbenzene plant


Eliem raises another $60 million for neurological diseases


Adnoc to build major blue ammonia plant in Abu Dhabi


BASF forms battery materials venture in China


Firmenich names Sara Reisinger chief research officer


Poland's PKN Orlen plans ethylene expansion


Taking moo-surements with lasers and satellites


Chemists design alien life detector

Mass spectrometry works with theory to predict whether a molecular signature came from biogenic sources

Chromium ions can form clusters in molten salts

Unexpected finding deepens understanding of corrosion in molten-salt nuclear reactors

Ashland may not stick with adhesives


Siegfried, Brenntag, and Symrise hit by cyberattacks

Companies say hacker activity caused temporary production shutdowns

CEPI bets big on SK Bioscience COVID-19 vaccine

The South Korean company's protein nanoparticle vaccine is based on University of Washington technology

Chemistry in Pictures: Your bioremediation is a wonderland


Trinseo will sell rubber business to Synthos

The deal is the second recent transaction involving specialized rubber for tires

Frank F. Davis, pegylation pioneer, dies at 100

Biochemist discovered polyethylene glycol could help certain medicines evade the body's immune system

Disputed US EPA science rule is expunged

Chemical industry supported this Trump regulation

Rigid foam insulation gets a climate chemistry upgrade

New XPS panels are replacing HFC-134a with HFO blends for a big greenhouse gas reduction

Glyco-RNA found on cell surfaces

Another biological macromolecule has been found to get some sweet additions; researchers say glyco-RNAs could help in immune signaling

Podcast: Where did Mars's water go?

Mars once had as much water as Earth, but today it's dry and cold. In this episode of Stereo Chemistry, we meet the scientists trying to track down the Red Planet's missing water

Glyco-RNA found on cell surfaces

Another biological macromolecule has been found to get some sweet additions; researchers say glyco-RNAs could help in immune signaling

Betting big on the smallest molecule

Megaprojects for green hydrogen are one part of Europe's move to a low-carbon economy

Periodic Graphics: The materials science of cycling

Chemical educator and Compound Interest blogger Andy Brunning explores the alloys and polymers used in bicycle equipment.

Harvesting electricity from heat with quantum tunneling

Rectennas on spacecraft or houses could generate power from waste heat

How environmental scientist Melanie Kah changed her mind about nanopesticides

The University of Auckland researcher evaluates the risks and benefits of nanoproducts for crop protection

Shape-changing pasta and edible-insect nutrition


US EPA reverses block on tougher air pollution rules

Agency says Trump-era regulation hinders use of best available science

PFAS pervade breast milk

Short-chain fluoroalkyl compounds' presence in breast milk suggests newer PFAS bioaccumulate

SK buys stake in Chinese polymer recycling firm


Pharmaceutical services firms continue to invest in viral vectors


Orica to sell Minova mining chemical unit


Medicago, GSK announce positive data for tobacco-grown COVID-19 vaccine


JSR will exist the synthetic rubber business


Gene therapy start-up Vedere Bio II launches to treat blindness

The start-up, which raised $77 million, is based on the work of UC Berkeley neuroscientists Ehud Isacoff and John G. Flannery

G2 Bio Companies launches to develop gene therapies


Spencer F. Silver, inventor of sticky note adhesive, dies at 80

Chemist's discovery and persistence produced the ubiquitous office product

Sandoz continues European antibiotic revamp


India's Thirumalai plans US maleic anhydride plant


Ginkgo acquires Dutch DNA for fungal strains


Canada invests in Resilience's Ontario facility


Aceto acquires stake in Indian firm Finar


2 WuXi firms form an antibody-drug conjugate venture


Sponsored content: Taking stock

The toll of inefficient chemical management practices

Biphenylene network zipped together

Flat carbon allotrope assembled using HF-zipping reaction

To conquer COVID-19, create the perfect pill

Experts say oral antivirals, long out of reach, could play a critical role in extinguishing the current coronavirus pandemic and preventing others from emerging

Why are antivirals so hard to develop?

With few good targets and limited financial incentives, the field of antiviral drug discovery has lagged. The COVID-19 pandemic might be awakening the world to the problem

A tough year wraps up for Japanese firms

Japanese chemical makers are recovering from the pandemic but continue to worry

Chemistry in Pictures: Milk-making in motion


Method makes DNA building blocks on demand

Nucleoside phosphoramidites synthesized in a flow-based system

A big week for biotechs and bispecifics

Multiple companies enter into agreements to develop the dual-function antibodies to fight cancer

Danimer, PureCycle update investors

The two SPAC firms, targeted by short sellers, give updates on production

Chemistry in Pictures: Hypnotic and hygienic


There's no need to control PFAS as a class, industry scientists say

Regulators need assess only “commercially relevant” substances

One-time CRISPR hit lowers cholesterol in monkeys

Verve Therapeutics demonstrates long-term LDL reduction for base editor therapy

Clearing the way for reform of general chemistry classes

Yearslong ACS project seeks to refresh the curriculum by drawing on the way high schoolers learn science

A chemist's book changed John Barnett's life. Here's why he wanted to pass on its message

The graphic artist's Carbon illustrates an element's journey from a star to his brain

Gene therapy start-up Vedere Bio II launches to treat blindness

The start-up, which raised $77 million, is based on the work of UC Berkeley neuroscientists Ehud Isacoff and John G. Flannery

Can triboelectric nanogenerators find their niche?

Harvesting energy from motion holds promise for powering myriad devices

Is it time for a global plastics treaty?

Better waste management and more recycling are the main goals of an international pact

Steep methane emission cuts are needed this decade to stem global warming, report says


Isotope ratios give insights into how heavy elements are born in space

Supernovas alone cannot account for all the actinides

Catalytic patch activates cancer drug while avoiding side effects

Microneedle array carries palladium nanoparticles that switch on local melanoma treatment, avoiding side effects

Bringing DIY to scientific instruments


How soil can help solve our climate problem

Replenishing depleted soil with carbon dioxide from the air can combat climate change, if science, policy, and markets align

Titanium dioxide unsafe in food, EU panel says


US EPA declines to order phosphogypsum toxicity tests


New PFAS health risk levels cement gap between US federal agencies


Laser method generates large films of black phosphorus

Technique could help researchers advance the 2-D material for use in high-performance electronics

Synthetic silk firm raises $35 million


Sweden eyes green methanol production


Nouryon to spin off base-chemical unit


IEA warns of battery materials shortages


Green cement firm Ecocem raises $27 million


UC Berkeley gets new start-up hub

Facility for life sciences entrepreneurs can host up to 80 companies

Flagship Pioneering launches Laronde to develop circular RNA therapies

The sequel to Moderna has ambitious plans to expand the use of mRNA

Ampac adds analytic labs in Virginia


Lonza expands mammalian-cell manufacturing


DSM to test Debut Bio's cell-free production process


BluePallet enters the chemical e-commerce field


Small-molecule-focused Interline launches with $92 million


Lilly pays MiNA $25 million to develop saRNA therapies


Flare launches with $82 million to drug transcription factors


Spencer F. Silver, inventor of sticky note adhesive, dies at 80

Chemist's discovery and persistence produced the ubiquitous office product

US EPA reverses block on tougher air pollution rules

Agency says Trump-era regulation hinders use of best available science

Chemistry in Pictures: Amorphous anomaly


Ginkgo Bioworks will go public via SPAC merger as other cleantech SPACs face short-seller attacks

Deal values Ginkgo at more than $17 billion; short sellers shave PureCycle and Danimer stock prices

12-to-15-year-olds can now get Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine

The FDA and the CDC's vaccine advisory determined the mRNA vaccine is safe and effective for the age group

What to do when everything is the same at work

Options include changing jobs or finding ways to incorporate novelty into your current role

Ferro to go private in $2.1 billion deal

Coatings and colorants maker will be combined with two other American Securities firms

Nitrogen nip and tuck

Anomeric amides remove nitrogen atoms from secondary amines

Flare Therapeutics launches to target transcription factors

The startup raised $82 million to target protein ‘switch sites' that regulate genes

Methanol could survive the birth of a solar system

Observation suggests complex molecules could exist on planets throughout universe

UC Berkeley gets new start-up hub

Facility for life science entrepreneurs can host up to 80 companies

Flagship launches Laronde to develop circular RNA therapies

The sequel to Moderna has ambitious plans to expand the use of mRNA

Nouveau noodles and spiderweb soundscapes


How the Centre for Journalology hopes to fix science

The group studies processes and practices to improve research, including defining predatory publishing, issuing guidelines for clinical trials, and implementing open science practices

The case of the flaking floor and other tales of concrete forensics

Materials science detectives find the culprits when things go wrong with the hard-as-rock construction material

Core-shell catalysts made of 2 metals combine high activity with high selectivity

Careful preparation avoids catalytic trade-offs

C&EN's top 50 US chemical producers for 2021

A drop in sales and earnings reflects an industry hit by the COVID-19 pandemic

Fear and confusion continue over research interactions with China

Advocacy groups have asked the Biden administration to rethink China Initiative prosecutions and allow public input into new rules on international collaborations

MOF with dual-functionalized pores packs ammonia especially tightly

Material may lead to new ammonia sorbents for transportation and personal protection

Substituting deuterium for hydrogen improves fluorescent properties of dyes

Isotope effects slow processes that destabilize and dim dyes

Time's up for chlorpyrifos on food in the US

Court orders EPA to ban organophosphate pesticide on food or modify exposure limits

International attendees praise ACS meeting's virtual format

Participants say they hope hybrid meetings are on the horizon

Pfizer buys antifungal maker Amplyx Pharmaceuticals


More money for AAV design start-ups


Syngene to expand its R&D center serving BMS


BMW, Ford back Solid Power's solid-state batteries


BASF makes enzymes at Sandoz's Austria site


AMRI expands for rare disease services


Esker Therapeutics launches for TYK2 inhibition


Emvolon gets backing to make chemicals in engines


Croda may exit industrial chemicals


Adcentrx and Adcendo score millions in funding for antibody-drug conjugate work


Merck team wins 2021 Peter J. Dunn Award


Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference to be held virtually in June


CAS marks 250 millionth compound


ACS Fall 2021 meeting will be hybrid

Roughly half of presentations will be in-person in Atlanta

Shark skin coating takes to the air


Chemists elected to the National Academy of Sciences for 2021


Asian scientists are rethinking the American dream

Long a cornerstone of US chemistry, Asian faculty and students are pondering their future in the US in the wake of physical and verbal attacks and government targeting of scientists who collaborate with China

First-quarter chemical earnings please

Chemical makers posted a strong start to 2021, despite challenges

Shortages of trichlor, a popular pool sanitizer, threaten summer fun

Alternative sanitizers are available, but they aren't as convenient

US FDA threatens to fine first drug firm for failing to post results to ClinicalTrials.gov

Acceleron faces fines of up to $12,316 per day

Graphene oxide fibers fuse and come apart on demand

Simple solvent-based method forms strong yarns for electronics and smart materials

Helen M. Free dies at age 98

Chemist developed dip-and-read test strips that revolutionized glucose monitoring for people with diabetes

Chemistry in Pictures: A classic eggsample


2 CO₂ start-ups mature


mRNA COVID-19 vaccines by the numbers


Degradable battery ditches the metals

Polypeptide electrodes decompose to amino acids

MXenes make durable solid lubricants

Titanium carbide nanosheets offer low friction and long-lasting wear resistance

Icy microneedles deliver cells across skin

Devices could deliver cell-based therapies

Eikon debuts with $148 million and Perlmutter at the helm

The biotech firm is founded on technology that allows researchers to watch individual proteins in live cells

Lomaiviticins' structures get a revision

MicroED helps chemists determine the correct connectivity of these complex natural products

Biden nominating 3 people to the US Chemical Safety Board

Sylvia Johnson, Steve Owens, and Jennifer Sass have strong chemical science backgrounds but lack industrial experience

Physical chemist Geraldine Richmond tapped to head US DOE science programs

Biogeochemist Asmeret Asefaw Berhe nominated to lead DOE Office of Science

Eric Lander addresses controversies at Senate confirmation hearing

Nominee to lead the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy apologizes for and defends his actions

Chemistry in Pictures: Space-age music visualization


Networking doesn't have to be unpleasant

Building a lasting relationship starts with a good conversation

Eric Lander addressed controversies at Senate confirmation hearing

Nominee to lead the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy apologized for and defended his actions

Hyaluronic acid is just getting started

Expanding markets and new chemical modifications will make the cosmetic and medical ingredient even more common than it already is

Sweet water and bubbly beer


Career Ladder: George Dai

A book recommendation inspired this chemist to pivot to a career in finance

Lithium-ion battery soaks up the sun for recharge

Light-harvesting electrode allows the hybrid device to produce and store solar energy

Zeroing in on magnesium

Chemists make the first stable Mg(0) complexes

Florida says no to pesticide aldicarb on citrus


Grace agrees to $7 billion takeover by Standard Industries

After months of resistance, the specialty chemical firm will be taken private

Synthetic biology firm Zymergen raises $500 million in IPO

Public sale of stock comes soon after launch of its first product, a polymer film for electronic displays

Mitsui to expand MDI capacity in South Korea


Elon Musk sponsors $100 million XPrize for carbon removal


Delta to use a Kraton virus-killing polymer


Conagen makes strides in biobased chemicals


Networking for introverts


People exposed to PFAS could sue for medical monitoring costs under US legislation

Chemical makers could have to pay for tests

New WHO Science Council takes on genomic technologies


Magic methyls added with ease

One-step radical reaction adds methyl groups to drug-like molecules

Christopher Austin reflects on translational science at the NIH's 10-year-old NCATS, now that he's heading for the exit

Austin, founding director of the NIH's National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, is joining the venture capital firm Flagship Pioneering

MXenes make durable solid lubricants

Titanium carbide nanosheets offer low friction and long-lasting wear resistance

Polymer-coated lenses could help prevent a common cataract surgery complication

Heating the coating with an infrared laser prevents cells from clouding the implanted lens

Physical chemist Geraldine Richmond tapped to head US DOE science programs

Biogeochemist Asmeret Asefaw Berhe nominated to lead DOE Office of Science

Chemist is convicted of stealing BPA-free can-liner trade secrets for a Chinese firm

Xiaorong You took confidential information from Coca-Cola and 7 chemical firms, prosecutors say

Umicore researches easier hydrogen storage


Rare earth separation planned in England


Boxlab is BASF's first employee spin-out


Sanofi agrees to help manufacture Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine


Radiopharma firm ITM raises $109 million


Exscientia nets $225 million in latest funding round


Carlyle Group takes a major stake in Unchained Labs


Boundless Bio raises $105 million to target DNA circles


Biden nominating 3 people to the US Chemical Safety Board

Sylvia Johnson, Steve Owens, and Jennifer Sass have strong chemical science backgrounds but lack industrial experience