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    25 June 2010

    There's been lot of oinking and squawking over recent scares about swine flu and bird flu

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    27 May 2010

    I once conducted a dramatic experiment for a BBC TV programme on chemistry

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    28 April 2010

    They say bright students today don't read chemistry at university because it is seen as a 'hard' subject. And there are fears over job prospects

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    31 March 2010

    Equipment technology plays a major role in modern sport

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    26 February 2010

    At a party a few years back, instead of nametags the guests wore stickers that said 'hello, my URL is...

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    28 January 2010

    Chemistry, I fear, started as a fiddle and a fraud

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    6 January 2010

    Dramatised by Alan Lightman, the second law of thermodynamics incorporates the theory of entropy

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    26 November 2009

    This year marks the 50th anniversary of C P Snow's famous Rede Lecture entitled 'The Two Cultures and the Scientific Revolution'

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    28 October 2009

    There are a number of laws that govern the behaviour of systems

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    1 October 2009

    Alcohol makes us lose balance, but heavy water has the opposite effect. Could a 'heavy' gin and tonic get us drunk but keep us upright?