October 2011


A foreign trip for the 30-year-old glass baby that never ages

26 October 2011

Bobbitt, the glass baby, is 30 years old today.

EPSRC research grants

EPSRC meeting with RSC Organic Division

25 October 2011

Organic chemistry research proposals will need to strongly prove their 'authenticity' to gain funding from challenge areas, the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council h...


Urine could be the answer to cheaper electricity

25 October 2011

Urine can be an abundant fuel for electricity generation, according to British scientists in the first study of its kind.

EPSRC research grants

Evidence given to EPSRC funding programme

17 October 2011

The RSC is pleased to help EPSRC make its Shaping Capability exercise as robust and evidence-based as it can be


Bringing honesty back into exam standards

14 October 2011

Michael Gove, the Education Secretary, was unsparing in his criticism of the status quo, which is seeing Britain sliding down the international league tables.

EPSRC research grants

EPSRC meet with RSC Organic Division Executive

13 October 2011

Representatives from EPSRC came to the Chemistry Centre this week to address a special meeting of the Organic Division Executive.


Free RSC Mobile app launched

07 October 2011

The Royal Society of Chemistry has launched a free mobile app that is now available on iTunes.

Daniel Shechtman

RSC President comments on Daniel Shechtman's Nobel Prize for chemistry

05 October 2011

Professor David Phillips describes the fascination of quasicrystals

Boiled egg

Ideal toast soldier should be margarine, not butter, experiment reveals

04 October 2011

Scientific secrets to a boiled egg breakfast were tested and confirmed by schoolgirls in Dorset

Robert Parker

50m boost for 'wonder material' graphene should not be a one-off for science, says RSC chief

03 October 2011

George Osborne's announcement is good news for science, but concerns remain about overall funding.