The ACS Student Member Magazine
We’re taking a look at superheavy elements and how they contribute to our understanding of the universe and the limits of the periodic table.
Life’s building blocks might have formed on the surfaces of air bubbles in water-filled volcanic rocks, according to new study
The scientific community will finally have an exact value for Avogadro’s number. Read about the journey to redefining one of the most fundamental units of measure in chemistry: the mole.
The vanadium-binding compound could improve the stability of the devices .
What would we do without paper? A versatile material, its distinct properties make it indispensable to everyday life.
New device made of made of poly(ethylene glycol) diacrylate could reduce toxic chemotherapy side effects.
How well do you know the elements? See if you can find the 25 mistakes on this periodic table.
Study reports precise atmospheric 14C levels dating back to the last ice age.
The messy road to assembling the modern periodic table. How did Russian chemist Dmitri Mendeleev and the other creators of the periodic table bring order to the elements?
Scientists create an inexpensive sensor based on a 3000-year-old musical instrument.
Fall brings an explosion of vivid colors. What causes leaves to ditch green for brilliant shades of red, orange, and yellow?
Some of the most marvelous scientific developments of our time come from a single number: 10-9. On October 9, we celebrate the fascinating promise of nanotechnology!
A new bismuth-based catalyst is the fastest photocatalyst yet to degrade the perfluorinated pollutant.
Researchers create a new class of mosquito repellents that are more effective than citronella.
Tougher than Kevlar but lighter than cotton, spider silk is a wonder to scientists looking to engineer arachnid threads.
Creams. Wax. Sugar. Lasers. C&EN gets to the scientific root of depilation
What makes fireworks pop, crackle, whisper and boom? Find out.
Plastic trash continues to accumulate in the environment even with better recycling habits.
Answer the clues in this puzzle for a cute little story about molecular kindness.
Researchers use rabies virus trick to get a Parkinson’s disease treatment through the blood-brain barrier more efficiently.
Ocean acidification is a global phenomenon impacting marine organisms and human communities, yet few people are aware of it. See what NOAA researchers are doing to address this important environmental issue.
Scientists have engineered yeast with a noscapine pathway, opening up possibilities for many new compounds for cancer-fighting drugs.
Researchers have developed a smart coating that is as hard as tooth enamel, can heal itself like skin and potentially kill bacteria.
With the Winter Olympics approaching, snow guns are standing at the ready to blow freeze-dried products into the air.
FDA okays the therapy Luxturna to restore vision in patients with an inherited form of blindness.
White meat or dark meat? Thick gravy or thin? Whatever choices you make for Thanksgiving, it's the chemistry that makes your menu so good.
Give your chemistry knowledge a workout. See if you can solve this crossword puzzle.
New catalyst converts carbon dioxide to two- and three-carbon compounds that could enable carbon-neutral fuels.
New portable allergen-detection system could help prevent trips to the emergency room.
The clever ways chemists design sunscreens to protect us against harmful UV radiation.
Behind the sweet aromas of summer flowers is a very complex biochemical system that will surely surprise you.
Researchers report a “molecular prosthetic” that can move iron to where it’s needed in cells and animals that lack proteins to transport the metal.
Sensory analyses reveal 20th-century brewing practices and chemical changes that occur in beer over long periods of time.
New device inspired by Chinese and Japanese paper-cutting art can store energy from body movements.
A sun-powered device that pulls water from the air could give people in drought-stricken areas access to water.
Scientists describe the chemistry of the lightest radioactive element you never hear about at the recent ACS national meeting.
Blood plasma in the world's largest lizard appears to resist deadly infections.
Chemists turn to animal, vegetable, and mineral sources for catalytic materials.
What was once garbage could one day produce electricity or be turned into industrial-grade ethanol.
The love we celebrate on Valentine's Day wouldn't be the same without seven essential chemicals.
Cancer patients may one day never have to worry about permanent tattoos with latest development of glow ink that disappears.
Ever wonder what's in tattoo ink or how the colors stay etched in your skin permanently?
Hallucinogenic drugs that had their heyday in the 1960s gain legitimacy for hard-to-treat psychological conditions.
Researchers in the Netherlands have created a microbial battery that can cycle and store energy captured from the sun.
Researchers have shown that activating a chemo drug once it reaches its target delivers medication to tumors without the side effects.
A patch made from tattoo paper can detect blood alcohol from sweat and transmit results to a smartphone.
It turns out espresso machines can do more than brew coffee. Researchers percolated polluted soil to quickly extract organic carcinogens in the time it takes to brew a cup of joe.
With a bit of CRISPR gene editing, the roots of dandelion plants could grow quickly and be hardy enough for industry crop.
Doping scandals have led the International Olympic Committee to begin testing athletes for performance enhancing drugs and gene therapy.