Fermenting ideas

10 December 2014  

21st century cider owes a lot to modern knowhow in managing fermentation and balancing flavour. Andy Extance immerses himself in the science of scrumpy


4 December 2014 Premium content

High-energy compounds are needed to create more powerful and safer explosives. Sarah Houlton dons her hard hat to investigate

Let the molecules do the talking

2 December 2014 Premium content

Using molecules rather than electronics or optics to send messages sounds far-fetched, but it’s common in nature. Nina Notman dials up some compounds and investigates

Cleaning up after Fukushima

27 November 2014 Premium content

Chemistry is playing a vital role in helping remove radioactive material from the environment after the 2011 disaster. Clare Sansom reports

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