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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?
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.
My boyfriend continues to question why his car battery has chosen today (at -2°C) to fail
Perkin would contemplate no other future but to study chemistry
Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde star in the famous story by Robert Louis Stevenson.
'How do we make water?'
Nobel prize nominations
O heaven, O earth, bear witness to this sound The Tempest, William Shakespeare
The old carbon-filament electric lamp was essentially a fine graphite filament in a vacuum
In traditional warfare, you try to make holes in the opposition
Anyone who has any laboratory teaching experience can tell you how difficult it can be to get students to follow instructions
Electrochemistry has revolutionised the chemical art
Beset by continuing political haggling over the license fee.
My first memory of being taught chemistry is being told to learn the names of all the elements, in order.
When the magazine New Scientist was started in 1958, each reviewer also got a little brown sample of 'silly putty'
Which chemist's work has touched the most lives? Marie Curie? Louis Pasteur? Joseph Lister?
From time to time I translate public relations documents on progress in science and technology
Chemistry has long been regarded as the ugly sister of high school subjects
Forensic scientists are cool, calculating, oddly attractive, and wear expensive sunglasses
How can an atomic system (like you or me) be conscious?
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