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Weapons of mass discussion

30 November 2015 The Crucible

A chemistry opera gives reason to face up to the role of scientists in war, says Philip Ball

20 carat gold foam lighter than a feather

30 November 2015 Research

Gold nanoparticle aerogel is a thousand times lighter than solid gold

Maths model could help put organs on ice

30 November 2015 Research

Minimising damage from toxic levels of cryoprotectant could allow long-term storage of transplant tissues

Lovelock’s detector

27 November 2015 Classic Kit

In the 100th edition of Classic Kit, Andrea Sella explores the science that revealed a change is in the air

Merger creates new gases giant

27 November 2015 Business

Air Liquide will buy Airgas in a $13 billion deal to become the world’s biggest industrial gases supplier

Researchers dance the night away for science communication prize

27 November 2015 News and Analysis

31 PhD researchers put on their dancing shoes in a bid to win ‘Dance your PhD’ competition

Pfizer and Allergan agree mega-merger

27 November 2015 Business

$160 billion deal allows Pfizer to escape US tax system by re-homing in Ireland

Racing tyre analysis shows 'undetectable' treatments the chequered flag

27 November 2015 Research

Cheating drivers tread carefully as analytical method stalls illegal softening treatment use

Science communication competition 2015–16

27 November 2015 News and Analysis

Your chance to be published in Chemistry World & present at the Royal Institution

Root and branch reform of roses show off organic electronics

27 November 2015 Research

Wires, simple displays and logic circuits demonstrated in living roses

A radical rethink

27 November 2015  Premium contentFeature

Free radicals might not be the bad guys they’ve been painted as

25 years ago: Research and reward

26 November 2015 Flashback

E J Corey reflects on winning the Nobel Prize

Perfectly in tune

26 November 2015 Jobs Profile (Personal)

May Turner tells Phillip Broadwith how she balances topping the music charts with developing the latest generation of engine oils

Drug firms to share chemical compound libraries

26 November 2015 Business

AstraZeneca and Sanofi aim to facilitate drug discovery by swapping 210,000 proprietary chemical compounds

Six of the best from Sella

26 November 2015 Classic Kit

Andrea Sella shares his favourite memories from exploring the history of lab equipment

Emerging from Babel

26 November 2015 In the Pipeline

Will English ever lose its place as the lingua franca of chemistry, asks Derek Lowe

Let it snow

26 November 2015 Last Retort

Faking flakes whatever the weather

Saving water increases health risks in green buildings

26 November 2015 Research

Study shows that sustainable plumbing systems may lower drinking water quality and help bacteria grow

Intrigue at the top of the US’s Chemical Safety Board

26 November 2015 News and Analysis

Agency that reviews US industrial chemical accidents is trying to oust its managing director

Manganese dioxide

25 November 2015 Podcast | Compounds

Brian Clegg paints a picture of a compound found in ancient cave paintings and top-of-the-range electronics: Manganese dioxide

‘Superballs’ can block infection by Ebola virus

25 November 2015 Research

Globular glycofullerene molecules prevent virus from evading immune system and entering cells

Detecting leaks in gastrointestinal plumbing

25 November 2015 Research

Low-cost capsule can detect bleeding in the stomach in real time

Scientists relieved as UK research protected in real terms

25 November 2015 News and Analysis

Chancellor reveals that core science budget will see inflationary rise of £500 million over course of this parliament

Perovskite boosts silicon solar cell efficiency

25 November 2015 News and Analysis

Silicon industry will be ‘beating a path to the door’ of inventors, says scientist

Toeing the advertising line

24 November 2015 Editorial

Companies have to tread a little carefully when it comes to advertising prescription drugs