Today in Chemistry History: Henri Becquerel and the discovery of radioactivity
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by Andy Brunning
3d ago
On 1 March in 1896, French physicist Henri Becquerel discovered radioactivity. This graphic summarises his discovery. For more Today in Chemistry History ..read more
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The chemistry of Chinese New Year – in C&EN
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by Andy Brunning
3w ago
Chinese New Year is also known as the Spring Festival, or Chūnjié in Mandarin, and it usually falls on the second new ..read more
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What are plant-based meats made of? – in C&EN
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by Andy Brunning
1M ago
Many consumers have developed a taste for plant-based meat alternatives in the past decade. In the latest edition of Periodic Graphics in ..read more
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Chemistry Advent 2023: A Festive Food Journey Around the World
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by Andy Brunning
3M ago
December is here, and that means it’s Chemistry Advent season! It’s been a few years since I’ve put together a new edition ..read more
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Spotlight Science: Celebrating disabled scientists
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by Andy Brunning
4M ago
Disabled scientists are still vastly underrepresented in the sciences. With Enable Science, and with the help of a grant from the Royal ..read more
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Halloween special: The chemistry of candy corn – in C&EN
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by Andy Brunning
4M ago
Confectioners produce around 9 billion pieces of candy corn every year, according to the US National Confectioners Association, with a significant chunk ..read more
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The 2023 Nobel Prize in Chemistry: Quantum dots, tiny particles with big colours
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by Andy Brunning
5M ago
The 2023 Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded jointly to Moungi G. Bawendi, Louis E. Brus and Alexei I. Ekimov for the ..read more
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The science of superconductors – in C&EN
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by Andy Brunning
5M ago
Superconducting materials, capable of conducting electricity without resistance, have fascinated scientists for over a century. They’ve also been in the news recently ..read more
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Kitchen chemistry hacks explained – in C&EN
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by Andy Brunning
6M ago
Cooking is chemistry, so it should come as no surprise that chemical knowledge can help in the kitchen. The latest edition of ..read more
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Today in Chemistry History: Antoine Lavoisier, the father of modern chemistry
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by Andy Brunning
6M ago
Today marks the birthday of Antoine Lavoisier, one of the key figures in chemistry history and often referred to as ‘the father ..read more
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