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Three events which together constitute the good, the bad and the ugly sides of a medical breakthrough
The recent acquisition of Quorn by Premier Foods rekindles memories of one of the most audacious cases of industrial espionage.
Many a beautiful theory has been slain by an ugly fact
A scientist's love for a particular science can be as committed and irrational as a fan's love for a particular team
Wot no thermodynamics?
Are chemists predestined to become cyclists?
Croatian chemical nomenclature is in no way singular or peculiar.
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.
It is almost 50 years since C P Snow first identified the rift between the 'two cultures' of the arts and the sciences
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.
Deadly poisons and coffee
United we stand
2004: how was it 4 U?
I never cease to marvel at the number of eminent people in virtually every walk of life who started out as chemists.
Physicists are lucky in that many of the fundamental principles of their subject have application in everyday life.
Thiol and error, or a wild goose chase.
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.
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.
One of the more extreme pieces of television from last year came in the form of the BBC documentary Bodysnatchers.
As an octogenarian, I was recently pondering some of the more interesting facets of my life in the field of metals chemistry.
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