Chemistry for a New Era

The International Year of Chemistry commemorates the achievements that have made life better. Breakthroughs promise a greener and more productive future

Green Chemistry: Scientists Devise New "Benign by Design" Drugs, Paints, Pesticides and More

Chemists are usually asked to invent a solution, but without considering hazardous by-products. Green chemists now are doing both with success, but will it take regulations to enforce the approach broadly?


Carbonic Colors: Fizzy, Washable Sidewalk Paint

A Mad Science Room activity from Crazy Aunt Lindsey


10 Unsolved Mysteries in Chemistry

Many of the most profound scientific questions—and some of humanity's most urgent problems—pertain to the science of atoms and molecules


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