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  • A Bandari woman showing her hands with indigo traces after sewing a traditional burqa mask
    Podcast

    Indigo

    2018-09-28T10:00:00Z

    The rise and fall of the Indian indigo industry is just one part of this pigment's colourful history

  • A Bureau of Customs (BOC) personnel displays confiscated ecstasy at a press conference in Manila on September 14, 2016
    Podcast

    Pentylone

    2018-09-21T10:17:00Z

    The latest in an alarming trend of novel psychoactive substances being mis-sold at festivals as traditional street drugs, putting users at risk

  • Sneezing in a field
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    Antihistamines

    2018-09-13T14:19:00Z

    From calming a hyperactive immune system to increasing cognitive abilities, these small molecules have a big impact

  • Thaumetopoea processionea. Oak processionary moth caterpillars
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    Thaumetopoein

    2018-09-07T09:30:00Z

    The allergenic compound behind those 'toxic caterpillars'

  • Nurses from the House of Lords Red Cross Detachment wearing gas masks,
    Podcast

    Ethyl iodoacetate

    2018-08-30T17:05:00Z

    A tear gas used by the British army in the first world war, picked, in part, because of our access to seaweed

  • A bowl of almonds
    Podcast

    Benzaldehyde

    2018-08-23T16:59:00Z

    Brian Clegg on the almond flavour compound that gives your taste buds a treat and may help rescue survivors from a disaster

  • Corrugated asbestos cement roofing
    Podcast

    Asbestos

    2018-08-17T14:30:00Z

    How the ‘world’s most wonderful mineral’ became one of the world’s biggest health hazards

  • Infant with Neonatal hyperbilirubinemia. Jaundice.
    Podcast

    Bilirubin

    2018-08-10T15:20:00Z

    Kat Arney investigates the chemicals responsible for giving bruises their hue and colouring your poo

  • A sign for Naloxone in a room where students learn about opioid overdose prevention
    Podcast

    Naloxone

    2018-08-03T09:30:00Z

    The antidote that can stop an opioid overdose in its tracks

  • Fentanyl health alert
    Podcast

    Fentanyl

    2018-07-26T12:27:00Z

    A 1960s breakthrough in pain relief that now fuels the opioid crisis

  • Sheep
    Podcast

    Lanolin

    2018-07-20T12:55:00Z

    How a waxy mixture from a sheep's fleece helped create a global fashion brand

  • CBD oil - cannabis oil containing cannabidiol
    Podcast

    Cannabidiol

    2018-07-13T11:30:00Z

    The story of Charlotte Figi, Dravet syndrome and the cannabis compound controlling her condition

  • NPK fertiliser
    Podcast

    Potassium sulfate

    2018-07-05T16:52:00Z

    Brian Clegg on a compound that keeps us well fed and looking radiant

  • Warfarin tablets, 5mg (pink), 3mg (blue) and 1mg (brown)
    Podcast

    Warfarin

    2018-06-28T14:28:00Z

    Katrina Krämer examines the potent anticoagulant implicated in the death of Joseph Stalin

  • A traditional kerosene lamp
    Podcast

    Kerosene

    2018-06-21T14:15:00Z

    Bat-borne bombs and a classic chemistry textbook, with Mike Freemantle

  • Iron pyrite (fool's gold)
    Podcast

    Iron sulfides

    2018-06-14T16:50:00Z

    One mineral form may look like gold, but Brian Clegg isn't fooled by the value of iron sulfides

  • Spider web
    Podcast

    Spidroin

    2018-06-07T11:40:00Z

    Kat Arney on your friendly neighbourhood spider silk protein

  • Peppercorns in a wooden spoon
    Podcast

    Piperine

    2018-05-31T11:00:00Z

    Jamie Durrani on the compound that gives pepper its characteristic kick

  • Early to mid 20th century product tins most visibly one from Folger's Golden Gate Cream Tartar, Edmonds Historical Museum, Edmonds, Washington, USA.
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    Potassium bitartrate

    2018-05-24T09:00:00Z

    Brian Clegg with the winemaking byproduct that may be lurking in your larder

  • Arene pirouette
    Podcast

    Twistacenes

    2018-05-17T11:00:00Z

    Kat Arney discovers the strange things that happen when organic compounds go round the twist