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    2010-11-30T08:38:00Z

    Strike a light

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    2010-10-28T13:07:48Z

    Glass is amazing stuff

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    2010-09-28T12:07:26Z

    The old alchemical elements were ancient Greek: earth, air, fire and water

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    2010-08-27T14:41:34Z

    'Science sells' may not be as lucrative a cliché as its alliterative cousin

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    2010-07-30T09:16:02Z

    Sulfur or sulphur? The controversy over the spelling of element number 16 rumbles on

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    2010-06-25T12:25:38Z

    There's been lot of oinking and squawking over recent scares about swine flu and bird flu

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    2010-05-27T10:51:13Z

    I once conducted a dramatic experiment for a BBC TV programme on chemistry

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    2010-04-28T10:45:03Z

    They say bright students today don't read chemistry at university because it is seen as a 'hard' subject. And there are fears over job prospects

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    2010-03-31T09:21:43Z

    Equipment technology plays a major role in modern sport

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    2010-02-26T12:13:05Z

    At a party a few years back, instead of nametags the guests wore stickers that said 'hello, my URL is...

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    2010-01-28T15:07:06Z

    Chemistry, I fear, started as a fiddle and a fraud

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    2010-01-06T12:31:09Z

    Dramatised by Alan Lightman, the second law of thermodynamics incorporates the theory of entropy

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    2009-11-26T13:38:33Z

    This year marks the 50th anniversary of C P Snow's famous Rede Lecture entitled 'The Two Cultures and the Scientific Revolution'

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    2009-10-28T10:19:36Z

    There are a number of laws that govern the behaviour of systems

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    2009-10-01T14:39:34Z

    Alcohol makes us lose balance, but heavy water has the opposite effect. Could a 'heavy' gin and tonic get us drunk but keep us upright?

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    2009-08-24T16:21:54Z

    This year marks the bicentenary of Charles Darwin's birth and the sesquicentenary of his On the Origin of Species, one of the most important and influential books ever published.

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    2009-07-28T17:22:22Z

    My boyfriend continues to question why his car battery has chosen today (at -2°C) to fail

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    2009-06-26T15:26:53Z

    Perkin would contemplate no other future but to study chemistry

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    2009-05-29T18:02:41Z

    Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde star in the famous story by Robert Louis Stevenson.

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    2009-04-28T11:08:07Z

    'How do we make water?'