Here’s the monthly summary of chemistry stories that have hit the news. This month features news on a water lake underneath the ice cap of Mars, how mass spectrometry can help spot poetry forgeries, the identification of a key protein in body odour production, and more! Larger summary images for each item are provided below, along with links to articles and studies for all the featured stories.
Note: links to studies behind a journal paywall are indicated with (£). Studies without this symbol are open access and can be accessed and read for free. Asterisked studies are free but require logging in to read.