Teresa Tierney, Irish Research Council Government of Ireland postgraduate scholar, member of the SSPC and Dr Sarah Hayes wrote a fantastic piece for the Irish Independent Hallowe'en special, featuring how to create spooky special effects, glow in the dark and how witches really got down with the chemistry!!
SSPC's Dr Rama Krishna Rao Gamadi image features on JACS cover picture. Crystal engineering principles are employed successfully to design mechanically flexible single crystals by introducing active slip planes in structures via supramolecular shape synthons. These crystals are extremely bendable to the extent that they are able to contort into different alphabetical characters.