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  • A person wearing a Big bang theory 'Bazinga!' cape
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    BaZnGa

    26 April 2018

    Science imitates art imitating science, as sitcom The big bang theory inspires the creation of a new compound

  • Cycling road race – from behind
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    Triamcinolone

    20 April 2018

    Concluding our pair of podcasts on a recent cycling scandal, Ben Valsler looks at the corticosteroid triamcinolone

  • Cyclists in a road race
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    Acetylcysteine

    12 April 2018

    How a versatile drug that helps manage lung conditions and treat paracetamol overdose found itself at the centre of a cycling scandal

  • Huaorani hunter using a traditional blowpipe
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    Curare and ouabain

    6 April 2018

    Jamie Durrani presents a pair of plant-based poisons

  • 3d rendering of a subsea cable on the seabed
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    Gutta percha

    29 March 2018

    Kat Arney on the tree sap that once insulated transatlantic cables

  • Front cover of Enlightenment now by Steven Pinker
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    Book Club – Enlightenment Now

    22 March 2018

    Steven Pinker explains how humanity is doing better than we might at first think

  • Maitotoxin structure
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    Maitotoxin

    9 March 2018

    A giant marine toxin with a total synthesis story to tell

  • Helen Arney and Steve Mould – The element in the room
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    Book Club – The element in the room

    9 March 2018

    Helen Arney and Steve Mould take us on a DIY journey through science

  • Blue lobster
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    Astaxanthin

    2 March 2018

    Colourful crustaceans and the story of a ubiquitous biological pigment

  • A man using a ultraviolet tanning bed
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    Melanin

    22 February 2018

    A family of biological pigments that make life more colourful