Chemistry

Strychnine is so difficult to make in a lab that chemists, including Nobel winners, have long competed to synthesize it more efficiently.
Joshua Learn, Contributor
Researchers established a new kind of environmentally friendly and cost-effective catalyst.
Chris Gorski, Editor
These significant advancements could win the Nobel Prizes in physiology or medicine, physics and chemistry.
Inside Science Staff
Researchers discover a simpler (and greener) tempering method to give chocolate its texture, gloss and snap.
Meeri Kim, Contributor
Researchers pinpoint small compounds responsible for coffee's astringency, chalkiness and mouthfeel.
Charles Q. Choi, Contributor
Researchers design and synthesize a material with very low thermal conductivity, which could be used to convert waste heat to electricity.
Meeri Kim, Contributor
Unexpectedly warm water may explain how North Pacific loggerhead sea turtles get from Japan to Baja California.
Carolina Cuellar, Contributor
New models may help people who are blind learn molecular structures.
Charles Q. Choi, Contributor
The ultra-reflective paint could help keep buildings cool without air conditioning.
Charles Q. Choi, Contributor
The new approach can separate different metals in electronic waste using only air and high temperatures.
Meredith Fore, Contributor
Global study reveals microbial diversity of sourdough starters.
Rodrigo Pérez Ortega, Contributor
Milk proteins grown in the laboratory could be a more sustainable alternative to the cow’s udder, but the science behind it is still maturing.
Benjamin Plackett, Contributor