At the time of writing, there have been almost a quarter of a million confirmed cases of COVID-19 worldwide. The number of deaths is approaching 10,000. Across the world, countries are scrambling to increase their testing capacity for the virus — how are these tests carried out and how do they work?
8 March is International Women’s Day. As in previous years, I’ve put together another edition of this series looking at underappreciated women from chemistry history.
As coronavirus continues its spread, panic-buying has swept supermarket shelves of hand sanitisers. What’s in these sanitisers and how effective are they in comparison to hand washing? This graphic takes a look.
The first CBD-containing drug was approved in the US in 2018. This graphic looks at what this drug, Epidiolex, is used to treat and whether the increasing number of CBD supplements are effective. View the full graphic on the Chemical & Engineering News site.
Since I published my original functional groups chart back in 2014, I’ve had a fair few requests to expand it to include more functional groups. This week, I finally got around to doing that!
February 11 is the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. To mark the occasion, this graphic looks at the contributions of women to the periodic table. The table highlights element discoveries women have been involved in and the two elements named after women.