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We had an unusual request to the Chemistry World office this week. A producer from Simon Mayos BBC Radio 2 drivetime programme wanted to know if its possible to make a diamond from human hair.Pel before the final game of his career, Giants Stadium, New Jersey,...
The 13th conference in the highly successful International Symposia on Advancing the Chemical Sciences (ISACS) series is taking place in Dublin, Ireland, this July and theres still time to submit a poster abstract. Extensive poster sessions will form a key...
What makes a news story news? How do journalists construct an article? What sort of cake do they have in the Royal Society of Chemistry restaurant? If any of these questions have occurred to you, then you might be the person were looking for.Cheese scones....

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End of Chemistry?If the polymath Charles Babbage was alive, I dont think he would have said this: With completion of the periodic table, though, and with modern understanding of chemical bonds as quantum phenomena caused by the pairing of electrons of opposite...
Its that time of year again next week, the winners of this years round of Nobel prizes are due to be announced. Were certainly getting pretty excited at Chemistry World HQ and, as usual, the predictions have been flying around.For physics, the big question...
It may come from something as mundane as the castor oil plant, but it was used in one of the strangest spy murders in the cold war. Find out about ricinin this week’sChemistry in its element                  ...

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It's almost time for the 2013 Nobel Prizes, which means it's also time for playing that little game which we in the chemosphere have been playing for a while. As a prize predictor my record hasn't been execrable; in the last few years I did get most of the...
It's almost time for the 2013 Nobel Prizes, which means it's also time for playing that little game which we in the chemosphere have been playing for a while. As a prize predictor my record hasn't been execrable; in the last few years I did get most of the...
Chemical health and safety news from the past few weeks:See Arr Oh commented on Rock Star PPE: “To risk sounding prudish, bare chests and chemicals don’t exactly mix.”The University of California, Berkely, chemistry department is giving out...