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10 August 2017
A popular prescription pill that helps to keep gout and other arthritic conditions under control
4 August 2017
When you need to get your glassware extremely clean, you need a cleaning solution with real ‘bite’
27 July 2017
Wood has been vital in the development of human civilisation. Brian Clegg looks at the compound at its heart
21 July 2017
One of the few technical mistakes the Germans made in the first world war
13 July 2017
Capable of dissolving gold and platinum to help make 99.999% pure metals, aqua regia deserves its royal status
6 July 2017
The enzyme that helps us turn milk into cheese is also responsible for the biggest commercial success story of any genetically modified organism
28 June 2017
One of the most popular plastics of the early 20th century was accidentally invented by a cat, as Kat Arney finds out.
22 June 2017
Despite early setbacks, this conducting crystal shows great promise across a wide range of electronics
14 June 2017
A compound found in mineral water that is also used in medical treatments and solar cells
7 June 2017
A group of compounds that resemble machine parts could pave the way for molecular robots
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