27 May 2010
I once conducted a dramatic experiment for a BBC TV programme on chemistry
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
31 March 2010
Equipment technology plays a major role in modern sport
26 February 2010
At a party a few years back, instead of nametags the guests wore stickers that said 'hello, my URL is...
28 January 2010
Chemistry, I fear, started as a fiddle and a fraud
6 January 2010
Dramatised by Alan Lightman, the second law of thermodynamics incorporates the theory of entropy
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'
28 October 2009
There are a number of laws that govern the behaviour of systems
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.
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