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.
Can we live without E-numbers?
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.
Functional Foods: Sound Science or Marketing Hype?
21st June 2011
Do functional foods, like probiotics, prebiotics and superfoods, actually work? Or is it all marketing hype? Bob Rastall analyses a shopping basket in our latest Café RSC discussion.
A little light relief
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.
10th February 2011
Take a trip through the weird world of drug use and abuse, with writer and scientist John Mann
11th January 2011
Who sent us the most interesting, creative celebration of chemistry around the home?
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.
15th November 2010
Check out the five top entries for the competition and vote for your favourite
4th November 2010
John Emsley explains how together we could create a healthy, wealthy and sustainable Britain and set an example to the world.
2nd November 2010
The life and works of Thomas Midgley, Jr, creator of leaded petrol and CFCs
1st November 2010
A poll of chemists found the best and worst of TV presenter chemistry - now it's your turn!
Chemistry keeps cosmonauts comfortable
12th October 2010
Helen Sharman on the science of living in space
Summertime, and the gard'nin' is easy
24th August 2010
Helen Sharman ponders the safety of future bathroom cabinet products
9th August 2010
The RSC's offer of a £1million bounty for a 100% chemical free product has attracted the good, the bad and the downright ridiculous
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!
3rd August 2010
Find some amazing chemistry in your house, tell us about it in a creative way, and win an iPad
29th July 2010
Which? Magazine declares washing machine eco-balls and dryerballs as "a waste of money", and the supposed science behind them leaves a lot to be desired too
Lifestyle and Recreation
7th May 2010
How will new technologies affect how we live, work and play?
Water and Air
7th May 2010
How will we provide the whole world with clean water and air?
4th February 2010
Neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's need to be tackled now, says Professor Chris Dobson