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29 March 2011
Martin Luther Kings great 1963 speech calling for racial equality and an end to discrimination
24 February 2011
It is probably fair to say that for all its crucial importance to the smooth running of society, accountancy seldom generates great excitement or wide acclaim
31 January 2011
Years ago, a non-chemist friend of mine visiting my lab asked me what a rotavap was for
5 January 2011
Too many arm curls
29 November 2010
How many physical scientists can really dance?
28 October 2010
The most reductive of literary critics are wont to say that there are only seven kinds of stories
28 September 2010
In 1959, jazz trumpeter Miles Davis assembled his ideal sextet
27 August 2010
Many years ago, a friend of mine teased me about how I, as a chemist, would probably die young of some dread occupational disease
30 July 2010
Félix Houphouët-Boigny, who steered Ivory Coast to independence in 1959, was known as the Sage of Africa
25 June 2010
Baldassarre Castiglione wrote that the perfect gentleman should 'affect in all things sprezzatura' - artful effortlessness
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