"The results from our research have major implications for the field of plastic sustainability and demonstrate the power of synthetic biology to address real-world challenges," said the study's first author Joanna Sadler.
To mark International Women's Day, we take a look at a handful of female scientists who have made the world a better place.
The 17-year old student was asked by a teacher to take down the flag or leave the class. After the teacher told him for a second time, he left the online class.
The discovery could shed light on the mysterious formation of strange, metallic balls that have been documented on the seafloor across many parts of the world.
The prototype was found to be highly efficient at producing formic acid—a promising fuel carrier that could revolutionize hydrogen cars.
The snow contained substantial quantities of dust-enriched with iron-60—which isn't naturally produced on our planet.
On Monday, a jury ruled in favor of a former New York City high school student who was severely burned when a high school chemistry class experiment went horribly wrong back in 2014. He was awarded nearly $60 million in damages from the city.
Friedlieb Ferdinand Runge was a German chemist who made a number of important discoveries, not least the isolation of caffeine in coffee.
A former Lehigh University student from China who was already facing ethnic intimidation charges against a black dormitory roommate is now accused of attempted homicide by trying to slowly but surely poison him.
The crucial compounds could have been brought to Earth by comets or asteroids.
Long-distance space travel presents a number of challenges, including how to transport sufficient quantities of oxygen and fuel.
The findings could lead to new advances in drug delivery, data storage and magnetic resonance imaging.
The new material could have useful applications in the field of biomedical implants.
The scientists argue that the substance should be removed entirely from the scientific literature.
Scientists simulated conditions near a star to find out.
"We can make structures that nobody's ever even conceived of before; this is a true man-over-nature event."
Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank and Richard Henderson worked to develop cryo-electron microscopy, moving biochemistry "into a new era."
Nucleotides form the building blocks of life—but where they came from has been a longstanding mystery.
Tomas Lindahl, Paul Modrich and Aziz Sancar are honored for work detailing how cells protect genetic information.
Friends, family and colleagues remember the "Father of the Pill" as a writer and teacher who occasionally liked to rap.
What makes Champagne fizz and corks pop? The American Chemical Society explains in time for the new year.