5th November 2012
The Royal Society of Chemistry today welcomed the implementation of newly-developed non-animal methods of testing for poisons in shellfish from the seas around Britain which has led to 14,000 mice being spared testing and death in 2012
2nd May 2012
To drink or not to drink, this is the question. Over the years tea and coffee have been associated with a lot of heath issues, both positively and negatively.
19th April 2012
750,000 people in the UK have dementia - how will we diagnose and treat them?
14th February 2012
Dr Jeremy Spencer examines the role of flavonoid-rich foods which have been shown to promote a healthy heart and improve our mind and mood.
19th January 2012
Professor Monique Simmonds, Director of Kew Innovation Unit, talks about the use of plants and fungi as sources of sustainably harvested medicines.
7th September 2011
The way to the heart is through the stomach. Julie Lovegrove investigates the crucial role diet plays in the health of heart and blood vessels.
23rd August 2011
E-numbers are often seen as the nemesis of a healthy diet, yet we eat them every day – why? Discuss with Dr David Baines.
2nd June 2011
Richard Allan, Chief Scientist at Scottish Water, discusses the challenges we face in securing freshwater supplies at a global level.
5th May 2011
French scientists have devised a fruit cocktail that could ward off heart disease
7th April 2011
Navigate the surprising and fascinating twists and turns of the history of London's water supply with Rob Casey from Thames Water.
10th March 2011
David Phillips, President of the Royal Society of Chemistry, demonstrates the truths and the fallacies behind the ancient belief in the healing powers of light.
23rd February 2011
Suitable for young and old alike, it's a lunch break with a chemistry twist, hosted by food scientist Tom Coultate. We'll even provide the food!
10th February 2011
Take a trip through the weird world of drug use and abuse, with writer and scientist John Mann
6th January 2011
Is the role of skin merely to provide an aesthetically pleasing covering for the body? Modern research says otherwise, says Professor Paul Matts.
6th January 2011
Co-inventor of the anaesthetic propofol explains why it's the most popular and effective drug of its kind
2nd December 2010
Professor Clare Mills uses some festive examples to shed light on the difficult world of food allergies.
2nd November 2010
The life and works of Thomas Midgley, Jr, creator of leaded petrol and CFCs
12th October 2010
Helen Sharman on the science of living in space
31st August 2010
Brian Emsley mourns the plight of the under-loved species
27th August 2010
For all their bad press, chemicals with E numbers are mostly harmless
24th August 2010
Helen Sharman ponders the safety of future bathroom cabinet products
20th August 2010
Even brass coins apparently stick to this magnetic mum
10th August 2010
Alan Dronsfield looks at cocaine's history of perking up, pulling teeth and Papal endorsement
5th August 2010
Once upon a time some bright spark made a drink that was tasty, alcoholic and safer than water. What was this miracle drink? Beer!
7th May 2010
How will we provide the whole world with clean water and air?
5th May 2010
How will we keep people healthy and cure them when they are ill?
4th February 2010
Neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's need to be tackled now, says Professor Chris Dobson