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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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    2009-06-26T15:26:00Z

    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?'

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    2009-03-30T10:50:51Z

    Nobel prize nominations

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    2009-02-23T13:36:54Z

    O heaven, O earth, bear witness to this sound The Tempest, William Shakespeare

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    2009-01-28T10:47:40Z

    The old carbon-filament electric lamp was essentially a fine graphite filament in a vacuum

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    2009-01-08T12:42:49Z

    In traditional warfare, you try to make holes in the opposition

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    2008-11-27T11:18:49Z

    Anyone who has any laboratory teaching experience can tell you how difficult it can be to get students to follow instructions

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    2008-10-29T10:06:34Z

    Electrochemistry has revolutionised the chemical art

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    2008-09-26T13:06:35Z

    Beset by continuing political haggling over the license fee.

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    2008-08-27T11:28:39Z

    My first memory of being taught chemistry is being told to learn the names of all the elements, in order.

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    2008-07-31T08:55:10Z

    When the magazine New Scientist was started in 1958, each reviewer also got a little brown sample of 'silly putty'

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    2008-06-30T11:58:14Z

    Which chemist's work has touched the most lives? Marie Curie? Louis Pasteur? Joseph Lister?

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    2008-05-28T11:29:01Z

    From time to time I translate public relations documents on progress in science and technology

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    2008-04-28T12:55:31Z

    Chemistry has long been regarded as the ugly sister of high school subjects

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    2008-03-26T14:25:54Z

    Forensic scientists are cool, calculating, oddly attractive, and wear expensive sunglasses

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    2008-02-27T08:52:26Z

    How can an atomic system (like you or me) be conscious?