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    Book Club – Herding Hemingway's Cats

    26 July 2016

    Six-toed cats and misconceptions in genetics are discussed in this months podcast

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    Taurine

    26 July 2016

    Kat Arney tells us about the active ingredient in energy drinks

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    Picric acid

    20 July 2016

    A yellow dress, of the type worn by Jane Austen, sets Michael Freemantle exploring the chemistry of picric acid

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    Spilanthol

    14 July 2016

    It’s the active molecule in the plant known as electric daisies or the toothache plant but it might also make your skin smoother

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    Thiomersal

    6 July 2016

    Kat Arney introduces the organomercury preservative associated with the current controversy around vaccines

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    Ammonium carbonate

    29 June 2016

    Ever taken a whiff of smelling salts? For many years, the compound that contributed the pungent pong was ammonium carbonate

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    Book Club – Sorting the beef from the bull

    22 June 2016

    This month we discuss the ubiquitous nature of food fraud and its detection

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    Asafoetida

    22 June 2016

    With a name that literally means rotten resin, asafoetida is a surprising food additive and deodorant

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    Methyl isocyanate

    15 June 2016

    The 1984 accident at Bhopal, India, was the worst in the history of industrial chemistry. It involved a leak of methyl isocyanate

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    Shikimic acid

    8 June 2016

    Kat Arney introduces a biologically ubiquitous compound, important in beating both infectious viruses and invasive weeds