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With just under week until the announcements start, Nobel prize fever is officially here.The official shortlist is shrouded in secrecy, giving those making their predictions about who might win little to go on but that hasnt stopped them. Nobel medalAs usual,...
Guest post by Rowena Fletcher-WoodI first heard the story of the discovery of nylon during a chemistry class in school it was told as a serendipitous discovery. A young lab assistant, clearing up at the end of a long day, clumsily poured two mixtures in together...
Guest post from Tom BransonInside Back Cover: Selective Targeting of Tumor and Stromal Cells By a Nanocarrier System Displaying Lipidated CathepsinB Inhibitor (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 38/2014)Angewandte Chemie International EditionVolume 53, Issue 38, pages 10251-10251,...

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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...