1. Chemistry

    Research shows why water acts weird

    A new technique shows a link between water's unusual physical properties and its abnormal molecular structure.

  2. Chemistry

    New all-metal molecules ape organics

    Researchers have stumbled upon the first all-metal, aromatic molecules.

  3. Chemistry

    New solution for kitchen germs

    Cooking will kill almost any microbe. But when it comes to serving raw foods, such as the vegetables in a garden salad, neutralizing germs with heat is not an option and washing the greens doesn’t reliably disinfect. Although raw produce can be sanitized in a bath of dilute bleach, a team of Georgia scientists is […]

  4. Chemistry

    The End of Good Science?

    Some chemists are sharing their research results more quickly and broadly as they begin to venture into electronic archives, where they can immediately post new, unreviewed papers, as physicists have done for a decade; others think such archives could mean the end of reliable chemistry research.

  5. Chemistry

    New technique makes water droplets sprint

    A newly developed process encourages water droplets at the hydrophobic center of a wafer to speed outward to a water-friendly edge.

  6. Chemistry

    For a better smile, have some wasabi

    Chemicals in the Japanese condiment wasabi could help prevent tooth decay.

  7. Chemistry

    Where the tire meets the conveyor belt

    A new, noninvasive technique could detect an impending failure in a rubber tire or conveyor belt.

  8. Chemistry

    Cut-ups create soft spots for chemistry

    Networks of fabricated, squishy vesicles as tiny as red blood cells and connected by thin tubules may one day serve as microscopic chemical laboratories, sensors, and even chemical computers.

  9. Chemistry

    Nobel Prize Winners