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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?

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    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.

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    28 July 2009

    My boyfriend continues to question why his car battery has chosen today (at -2°C) to fail

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    26 June 2009

    Perkin would contemplate no other future but to study chemistry

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    29 May 2009

    Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde star in the famous story by Robert Louis Stevenson.

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    28 April 2009

    'How do we make water?'

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    30 March 2009

    Nobel prize nominations

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    23 February 2009

    O heaven, O earth, bear witness to this sound The Tempest, William Shakespeare

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    28 January 2009

    The old carbon-filament electric lamp was essentially a fine graphite filament in a vacuum

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    8 January 2009

    In traditional warfare, you try to make holes in the opposition