October 2009


Gravy

The chemistry of perfect gravy

22 October 2009

The RSC has once more stepped into the kitchen with a chemistry-based recipe for the perfect gravy.



Power station

BBC's cooling tower smokescreen blown away by Trust ruling

20 October 2009

A complaint lodged by an RSC member last year has led to Panorama having its knuckles rapped by the BBC Trust for inaccurately portraying cooling towers.



Nobel prize medal

Ribosome structure trio take Nobel in chemistry

07 October 2009

Venki Ramakrishnan, Thomas Steitz and Ada Yonath are awarded the 2009 Nobel Prize in Chemistry



Domestic house spider

Are spiders scared of conker chemicals?

05 October 2009

The RSC seeks evidence to confirm or deny the old wives' tale