February 2012

Alec Jeffreys

DNA pioneer says Britain's forensic science research base in danger of disappearing

29 February 2012

The British geneticist who pioneered techniques for DNA profiling said the death of the Forensic Science Service could leave a world leading research base in terminal decline.

Margaret Thatcher

Iron Lady Margaret Thatcher receiving her Iron award at Burlington House

27 February 2012

With Meryl Streep winning an Oscar for her portrayal of Margaret Thatcher, here's evidence from the Royal Society of Chemistry that the Iron Lady really was made of Fe.


Call for a Northern Ireland Chief Scientific Adviser as All Party Group on Science and Technology launches

23 February 2012

The RSC said the need for a Chief Scientific Adviser at Stormont is "a no brainer", as the All Party Group on science and technology launched this week.

RenÚ Jacques LÚvy

RSC honours Titanic chemist who gave up his life for female passenger

20 February 2012

RenÚ Jacques LÚvy, a French chemist who was never seen again after giving up his lifeboat seat for a female passenger, is to be given the RSC President's Award.

Power station

UK's new nuclear energy dawn threatened by skills shortage

17 February 2012

The government's announcement this morning of a British-French deal on nuclear power stations is very encouraging except for one thing, says the RSC.

Lust and Love

No sweat is bad news for lovers, says co-author of RSC book

13 February 2012

Men should hang on to their perspiration on Valentine's Day to catch their lovers' interest, says Royal Society of Chemistry author Gabi Frobose.

James Milne

RSC announces new Managing Director, Publishing

13 February 2012

The Royal Society of Chemistry is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr James Milne as Managing Director, Publishing.

Professor David Phillips

RSC President David Phillips on the job losses announcement by AstraZeneca

02 February 2012

Professor Phillips describes the implications of job losses at AstraZeneca

Electric car

World Energy Council sets out a radically different vision for the future of transport

01 February 2012

The World Energy Council will tomorrow outline two distinct visions of the future of the global transport sector to 2050, highlighting the impact that policies could have on the fu...