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?
24 August 2009
This year marks the bicentenary of Charles Darwin's birth and the sesquicentenary of his On the Origin of Species, one of the most important and influential books ever published.
28 July 2009
My boyfriend continues to question why his car battery has chosen today (at -2°C) to fail
26 June 2009
Perkin would contemplate no other future but to study chemistry
29 May 2009
Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde star in the famous story by Robert Louis Stevenson.
28 April 2009
'How do we make water?'
30 March 2009
Nobel prize nominations
23 February 2009
O heaven, O earth, bear witness to this sound The Tempest, William Shakespeare
28 January 2009
The old carbon-filament electric lamp was essentially a fine graphite filament in a vacuum
8 January 2009
In traditional warfare, you try to make holes in the opposition
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