Last Retort

  • Opinion

    The last retort

    27 November 2008

    Anyone who has any laboratory teaching experience can tell you how difficult it can be to get students to follow instructions

  • Opinion

    The last retort

    29 October 2008

    Electrochemistry has revolutionised the chemical art

  • Opinion

    The last retort

    26 September 2008

    Beset by continuing political haggling over the license fee.

  • Opinion

    The last retort

    27 August 2008

    My first memory of being taught chemistry is being told to learn the names of all the elements, in order.

  • Opinion

    The last retort

    31 July 2008

    When the magazine New Scientist was started in 1958, each reviewer also got a little brown sample of 'silly putty'

  • Opinion

    The last retort

    30 June 2008

    Which chemist's work has touched the most lives? Marie Curie? Louis Pasteur? Joseph Lister?

  • Opinion

    The last retort

    28 May 2008

    From time to time I translate public relations documents on progress in science and technology

  • Opinion

    The last retort

    28 April 2008

    Chemistry has long been regarded as the ugly sister of high school subjects

  • Opinion

    The last retort

    26 March 2008

    Forensic scientists are cool, calculating, oddly attractive, and wear expensive sunglasses

  • Opinion

    The last retort

    27 February 2008

    How can an atomic system (like you or me) be conscious?