Latest chemistry news round-up from the ChemWeb Alchemist, who this week looks through an ITO coated glass darkly this week with another step taken towards transparent electronics for solar panels. In earthly news, life’s inorganic components may have emerged as supercontinents were formed giving rise to organisms capable of sexual reproduction. In the materials world, a new form of carbon sought for half a century is made experimentally under pressure. In pharma news, an explanation for chemotherapy resistance comes to light. And, in the physical world, quantum entanglement is snapped. Finally, this week’s award goes to Canadian microfluidics research.