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Mail-Order CRISPR Kits Allow Absolutely Anyone to Hack DNA

“We aren’t going to get sick, are we?” my roommate Brett asked me. He cringed as I knelt down and stuffed a plate of <i>E. coli</i> bacteria—which came as …

Genetics

How to trace your Irish family history: a step-by-step guide

It’s easier than ever to trace your ancestry, using online church records to DNA kits<p>Mon, Mar 12, 2018, 14:30 Updated: Mon, Mar 12, 2018, 14:36<p>There …

Genealogy

Beyond buckets and batches

Source: Shutterstock<p>Readers of this column know a fine chemical plant’s faithful friends: its stirred tank reactors. While they are covered in steel …

Using CRISPR to Do More Than Cut

Using the CRISPR–Cas9 system, scientists can do much more than gene editing—they can boost gene transcription or use fluorescent proteins to paint …

Latest microscopy videos will show chemistry from another angle

<i>Envisioning chemistry</i> is a video series that made waves last year with its amazing footage of everyday chemical transformations, from precipitation …

Photoredox: charge of the LED brigade

For a reaction he’s spent the past decade ‘running pretty badly’, David MacMillan has achieved some pretty impressive feats with photoredox …

Super-electrophilic ions enable selective modification of bioactive molecules

Source: Springer Nature<p>The catalytic system combines silanes with fluoroarylboranes<p>Researchers in the US have developed a new method for making …

Coffee technology: How to brew like a barista at home, using the latest gear

In this age of high-end coffee, every trip to the café is a theater experience. We watch the barista measure out the coffee on a digital scale and …

The Search For Aaron Rodgers

Winning isn't everything. After Super Bowl XLV, Green Bay's hero QB has been on a journey to find out what is.<p>ESPN THE MAGAZINE<p>by<p><i>This story is</i> …

Hofmann's chemistry factory

In the mid-19th century, two Germans drastically accelerated Britain’s development in chemical science and industry. Justus von Liebig and August …

Chemistry

Game over for the original kilogram

As clocks across France struck midnight on 1 July they heralded the end of the kilogram as we know it. Until that moment, scientists could submit …

Lithium could hold key to sustainable ammonia synthesis

By putting lithium at the core of a clever cycling strategy, researchers from the US have demonstrated a way to use renewable energy to drive ammonia …

A slice of ion beam–scanning microscopy

‘I like to answer questions. If someone tells me something is not possible, I usually get interested.’ Andreas Schertel is up for any challenge …

Anion confounds expectations with its electron-loving nature

Source: Wiley-VCH<p>Visualisation of the orbital energies of [B12Cl11]– (chlorine – green; boron – pink) as it displays its surprising behaviour of …

Carbon Clean Solutions and Veolia team up to expand carbon capture and re-use

Carbon Clean Solutions (CCSL) is to roll out its carbon capture and usage technology across a number of industrial processes, following the …

Tamil Nadu

Investigation reveals missteps by student who unwittingly made explosive

Earlier this month, a graduate student at the University of Bristol inadvertently made the explosive triacetone triperoxide (TATP), triggering the …

Sitdown Sunday: Murder, mystery and greed - the bizarre case of Pam Hupp

Grab a comfy chair and sit back with some of the week’s best longreads.

Electron beam exposes crystal details down to hydrogen atoms

Source: © Science / AAAS<p>Transmission electron microscopy image of a paracetamol crystal (left) with the movement of the electron beam indicated by …

Chemistry

What it takes to make a new element

On 23 March 2016, in a conference call spanning two continents, a group of researchers decided the names of three of the latest elements in the …

When life gives you lemons, make catalysts

Lemon juice turns out to be a green alternative to hazardous solvents and metal catalysts in the preparation of bioactive molecules.<p>Synthesising …

The Cast Of 'Game Of Thrones' Has Trouble With Sword Knowledge

Although the cast is familiar with the "Game of Thrones" universe, they still get some questions wrong in this game of "Swords or Metal Band."<p>It's an …

Game of Thrones

Blackest material ever made sets new record

Near perfect black body nanomaterial absorb 99% of visible light

How to understand the periodic table

Would you like to learn more about every single element on the periodic table? We’ve got you covered<p>When’s the last time you blew something up in a …

Super substance may yield tech 'miracles'​

Scientists are finding new ways to use graphene, a one-atom thick substance that could be the key to life changing products. CNN's Thom Patterson reports.

Turner Broadcasting

Chemistry's toughest total synthesis challenge put on hold by lack of funds

How many chemists does it take to synthesise a molecule? The answer is 20, at least when it comes to maitotoxin, quite possibly the toughest total …

Fish

Wenger admits to smoking in dugout

Arsene WENGER has revealed how he used to smoke in the dugout as a young manager to help combat stress and that he once even worked as a cigarette …

A Scientific Breakthrough Lets Us See to the Beginning of Time

At rare moments in scientific history, a new window on the universe opens up that changes everything. Today was quite possibly such a day. At a press conference on Monday morning at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, a team of scientists operating a sensitive microwave telescope at …

Cutting edge chemistry in 2013

To read this article log in to your Chemistry World account. Or register now, it's free.<p><b>Registered users can view more of our premium content each</b> …