Do air pollution masks work? – in C&EN

February 18th, 2019|

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Air pollution is a growing concern in cities around the world, and seeing people on the streets wearing masks to block air pollution is increasingly common. What exactly are these masks intended to block – and more importantly, do they actually work? This month’s graphic in C&EN has the answers.


IYPT 2019 Elements 004: Beryllium, emeralds, and NASA telescopes

February 16th, 2019|

Element number four in our series of International Year of the Periodic Table graphics, made in partnership with the Royal Society of Chemistry, is beryllium.


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The science of making porridge

February 15th, 2019|

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Perfect porridge can be a challenge. Too lumpy, too runny, too stodgy – unpalatable porridge is a sadly common phenomenon. Here, we look at how science can provide pointers on getting porridge-making right.


IYPT 2019 Elements 003: Lithium, the element powering your internet addiction

February 11th, 2019|

Element number three in our series of International Year of the Periodic Table graphics, made in partnership with the Royal Society of Chemistry, is lithium.


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IYPT 2019 Elements 002: There’s more to helium than balloons…

February 7th, 2019|

As today is National Periodic Table Day, it seems like a good time for another addition to the IYPT Elements collection, produced with the Royal Society of Chemistry. Today’s element is helium, which most of us know for its usage in balloons – but it has plenty of other interesting uses too, as this graphic shows!


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#ChemMonthly January 2019: Mimicking fugu flavour, graphene water pipes, and new nanotubes

February 5th, 2019|

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Here’s the monthly summary of chemistry stories that have hit the news. This month features news on a new type of 3D printer, a new form of nanotubes based on benzene, and more! Larger summary images for each item are provided below, along with links to articles and studies for all the featured stories.