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This week marks the 20th anniversary of the Baia Mare disaster, when toxic sodium cyanide spilled from a gold processing plant led to ecological damage on a huge scale.
Once thought of as an interesting – but useless – turpentine derivative, this oddly-named acid became the precursor to one of the world’s most widely used plastics
From ancient Egyptian pottery to distinctive blue bottles, cobalt oxide has been providing ‘chemically and artistically perfect’ pigments for centuries
If you’re trying out a vegan diet, you’re likely to be told to make sure you get enough vitamin B12. But what is B12, where do we get it from, and how can we be sure we’re getting enough?
To see out the International Year of the Periodic Table in style, we’ve brought Tom Lehrer’s classic periodic table patter up to date
After some promising results treating ill pets, some researchers think iminosugars could become treatments for infection and even cancer. Mike Freemantle explores the buzz around iminohoney
Frances Addison examines how our quest to control and manage pain has led to a modern medical crisis, as opioids oxycodone and hydrocodone are among the most abused prescription medications in the US
Ben Valsler tackles ‘zombie facts’ and the tenuous connection between tryptophan in turkey and your post-Thanksgiving dinner doze
Brian Clegg introduces the class of materials where the holes are more important than the whole – the super-porous zeolites
It helps prevent garlic plants from marauding insects and should have prevented the Hindenburg disaster – Mike Freemantle on allicin and the smell of freshly crushed garlic
Louise Crane explains how a series of happy accidents led to the discovery of this rose-scented compound, found in rose oil, beer, apple pie and Kentucky bourbon.
Brian Clegg introduces gallium arsenide – the supercar of the semiconductor scene
Georgia Mills introduces the malleable mixture of gold and silver that minted some of the world’s oldest coins
The oxygen sensors that help life react to changing conditions, key to the 2019 Nobel prize in physiology or medicine
The toxin found in reef fish that leads to food poisoning so bad it can cause life-long symptoms
How a Brazilian scientist’s knowledge of viper venom led to the discovery of a whole class of medication for high blood pressure. With Mike Freemantle
Louise Crane investigates a jasmine-derived synthetic scent with supposed sex appeal
The controversial killer compound – also known as 1080 – being used to protect New Zealand’s native wildlife
A popular sports supplement with deadly consequences
The marine toxin that drives animals crazy and might have inspired one of Alfred Hitchcock’s most famous films
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