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  • Opinion

    The last retort

    2005-11-25T17:41:12Z

    Three events which together constitute the good, the bad and the ugly sides of a medical breakthrough

  • Opinion

    The last retort

    2005-10-27T15:40:32Z

    The recent acquisition of Quorn by Premier Foods rekindles memories of one of the most audacious cases of industrial espionage.

  • Opinion

    The last retort

    2005-09-29T10:41:43Z

    Many a beautiful theory has been slain by an ugly fact

  • Opinion

    The last retort

    2005-09-07T14:57:52Z

    A scientist's love for a particular science can be as committed and irrational as a fan's love for a particular team

  • Opinion

    The last retort

    2005-07-29T11:01:49Z

    Wot no thermodynamics?

  • Opinion

    The last retort

    2005-07-01T15:08:53Z

    Are chemists predestined to become cyclists?

  • Opinion

    The last retort

    2005-05-27T11:36:51Z

    Croatian chemical nomenclature is in no way singular or peculiar.

  • Opinion

    The last retort

    2005-05-11T10:07:30Z

    Lord Kelvin's bucket technique was easily arranged - cloudy skies are the East Midland's forte after all, and I had a bin liner handy - but to no avail.

  • Opinion

    Last Retort April 2005

    2005-04-18T14:40:32Z

    It is almost 50 years since C P Snow first identified the rift between the 'two cultures' of the arts and the sciences

  • Opinion

    The Last Retort

    2005-03-01T00:00:00Z

    Last September the RSC lost a much-valued member. Eric Voice probably had more intimate knowledge of plutonium than anyone alive in the UK today.

  • Opinion

    Last Retort February 2005

    2005-02-01T00:00:00Z

    Deadly poisons and coffee

  • Opinion

    Last Retort January 2005

    2005-01-01T00:00:00Z

    United we stand

  • Opinion

    The Last Retort

    2004-12-01T00:00:00Z

    2004: how was it 4 U?

  • Opinion

    The Last Retort: Chemical origins

    2004-10-01T00:00:00Z

    I never cease to marvel at the number of eminent people in virtually every walk of life who started out as chemists.

  • Opinion

    The Last Retort

    2004-09-01T00:00:00Z

    Physicists are lucky in that many of the fundamental principles of their subject have application in everyday life.

  • Opinion

    The Last Retort

    2004-08-01T00:00:00Z

    Thiol and error, or a wild goose chase.

  • Opinion

    The Last Retort: Sinigrin in the rain

    2004-07-01T00:00:00Z

    It is part of Hollywood folklore that somebody was once raving to Ginger Rogers about what an amazing dancer her screen partner Fred Astaire was.

  • Opinion

    The Last Retort: The house that Black built

    2004-06-01T00:00:00Z

    Name the French-born chemist who founded pneumatic chemistry, introduced the limewater test for carbon dioxide, discovered an element and pioneered the study of thermodynamics.

  • Opinion

    The Last Retort: Don't try this at home

    2004-05-01T00:00:00Z

    One of the more extreme pieces of television from last year came in the form of the BBC documentary Bodysnatchers.

  • Opinion

    The Last Retort: Fragrant bouquet

    2004-04-01T00:00:00Z

    As an octogenarian, I was recently pondering some of the more interesting facets of my life in the field of metals chemistry.