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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?

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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