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19 April 2017
Pyrrolizidine alkaloids from Ragworts and other plants are popular with pollinators but a potent poison to livestock, as Mike Freemantle discovers
12 April 2017
Will o’ the wisp, ignis fatuus, hitodama or the min-min light, ghostly balls of fire are common in folklore around the world. Kit Chapman explores the compound that may be the chemical cause of these mysterious lights
5 April 2017
The compounds that link poison ivy with beautiful lacquerwork
19 January 2017
Katrina Krämer explores one of the key muscle relaxants used in surgery
11 January 2017
Matt Gunther looks into TCDD, or dioxin, and the tragic Seveso accident
4 January 2017
Chemistry in its Element podcast: Kit Chapman looks at a poster child in the battle against obesity
7 December 2016
Jamie Durrani introduces one of the biggest selling pharmaceuticals in history, the ‘mother’s little helper’: Diazepam
30 November 2016
Did this insidious plant poison kill a hiker in Alaska?
16 November 2016
The blondest blonde, the whitest smile, the clearest complexion – all from one essential compound
2 November 2016
Kat Arney explains how a protein that repairs broken DNA holds the key to killing cancer cells – but only if you stop it from doing its job
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