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Chemistry World

Derek Lowe

Doors leading to alternate realities

Alternate chemical realities

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What would chemistry look like if key discoveries had happened differently?

CW0417 - In The Pipeline

How does being a chemist change your view on the world?

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Scientific knowledge and analysis shape our view, but can also be selectively ignored

0317CW - In The Pipeline

Outlines of ignorance

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There’s a lot about chemistry that we just don’t understand very well yet

Scuba diver

Drug regulation is a burden worth bearing

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Calls to break down regulatory barriers show a misunderstanding of the industry

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Philip Ball

Rare earth metals, conceptual image - Index

The group 3 dilemma

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Lanthanum and actinium, or lutetium and lawrencium? Time to pick a side

3D Pear

Digesting the printable meal

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Synthesised food is unlikely to sate our appetites soon

0317CW - The Crucible

Polymer amphiphiles could help reveal the origins of life

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Spontaneous shapes and reactions to light may explain how protocells form

Anonymous crowd of people walking in the street

Science communication in the post-truth era

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Do popular science articles make the public overconfident about their own expertise?

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Food, glorious food

Japanese miso soup in a white bowl on the table. horizontal view from above

Using microbes to explore new flavours

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Microbes are often enemies in the kitchen, but when used can add new dimensions to cooking

Gingerbread man

Why pain is part of making food delicious

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The reason we love eating irritants like chillis and ginger

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