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The language of chemistry has changed greatly during my lifetime
Paper must be one of the great chemical inventions
Some liquids are immiscible with others
Sparks of illumination
Strike a light
Glass is amazing stuff
The old alchemical elements were ancient Greek: earth, air, fire and water
'Science sells' may not be as lucrative a cliché as its alliterative cousin
Sulfur or sulphur? The controversy over the spelling of element number 16 rumbles on
There's been lot of oinking and squawking over recent scares about swine flu and bird flu
I once conducted a dramatic experiment for a BBC TV programme on chemistry
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
Equipment technology plays a major role in modern sport
At a party a few years back, instead of nametags the guests wore stickers that said 'hello, my URL is...
Chemistry, I fear, started as a fiddle and a fraud
Dramatised by Alan Lightman, the second law of thermodynamics incorporates the theory of entropy
This year marks the 50th anniversary of C P Snow's famous Rede Lecture entitled 'The Two Cultures and the Scientific Revolution'
There are a number of laws that govern the behaviour of systems
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