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  • Periodic table of the elements – 116 – Livermorium
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    Livermorium

    2018-02-13T00:00:00Z

    Meet the Mayor of Livermore, California, and discover how his city has been immortalised on the periodic table

  • Periodic table of the elements – 115 – Moscovium
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    Moscovium

    2018-02-12T13:00:00Z

    The US-Russian collaborative superheavy element 'factory' strikes again, but only 100 atoms of element 115 have ever been observed

  • Periodic table of the elements – 114 – Flerovium
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    Flerovium

    2018-02-09T13:45:00Z

    How 'hot fusion' research saw an end to cold war tensions

  • Periodic table of the elements – 113 – Nihonium
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    Nihonium

    2018-02-08T20:04:00Z

    The element that realised a Japanese national dream

  • Rolex submariner, dial glowing in the dark
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    Strontium aluminate

    2018-02-01T16:25:00Z

    A glow-in-the-dark compound that defies naming conventions

  • More molecules of murder – John Emsley
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    Book Club – More molecules of murder

    2018-01-26T13:32:00Z

    John Emsley returns with a new batch of deadly compounds

  • Imperial topaz
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    Topaz

    2018-01-26T11:05:00Z

    A tale of adventure on the high seas, and the treasured topaz spoils

  • Blood bags containing blue coloured blood
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    Methaemoglobin and diaphorase 1

    2018-01-19T16:19:00Z

    Kat Arney discovers the biological chemistry behind a colourful blood disorder

  • Grenadine-based drinks
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    Fructose

    2017-12-21T15:25:00Z

    Super-sweet and packed with preserving power, Mike Freemantle discovers that fructose can help keep things fresh long after the sell-by date

  • Free radical concept illustration
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    TEMPO – (2,2,6,6-Tetramethylpiperidin-1-yl)oxyl

    2017-12-15T16:08:00Z

    Katrina Krämer speaks to organic chemist Daniel Allwood about a multi-talented molecule that proves that not all radicals live up to their name

  • Aluminium chloride AlCl3 anhydrous (yellow) with some AlCl3x6H2O (hexahydrate) white.
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    Aluminium chloride

    2017-12-07T16:20:00Z

    Brian Clegg becomes a sleuth to investigate the uses of a deceptively simple Lewis acid

  • Weike Wang – Chemistry
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    Book Club – Chemistry

    2017-12-01T11:15:00Z

    First-time novelist Weike Wang takes us inside the mind of a Chinese American PhD student in Boston

  • Swimming underwater in a pool
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    Acesulfame potassium

    2017-11-30T15:54:00Z

    A sweet solution to monitoring contaminated water

  • A hand holding a viagra tablet
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    Sildenafil (Viagra)

    2017-11-22T15:48:00Z

    Kat Arney investigates one of the fastest selling drugs of all time

  • Test launch of Bumper 8: a two-stage rocket that topped a V-2 missile base with a WAC Corporal rocket
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    Tetranitromethane

    2017-11-16T15:50:00Z

    Brian Clegg introduces a failed rocket fuel oxidiser with a very tricky structure

  • A pigeon in flight
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    Polybutene

    2017-11-09T14:24:00Z

    Kit Chapman discovers the compound that blighted Nixon’s second presidential inauguration by littering the route with dead pigeons

  • Anthony Warner – The Angry Chef
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    Book Club - The angry chef

    2017-11-09T10:34:00Z

    Do you crave a bigger slice of science in your dietary advice? Anthony Warner gets angry about bad science in the food sector

  • Mouldy peanuts
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    Aflatoxins

    2017-11-02T12:01:00Z

    Kat Arney investigates the cancer-causing chemicals that could be lurking in that bag of peanuts

  • A photograph of orange peel and a bottle of essential oil
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    Citral

    2017-10-26T15:46:00Z

    A compound known for its citrusy zing, and which also helps honey bees find their way home

  • A photograph of a surfer riding a wave
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    Neoprene

    2017-10-20T14:06:00Z

    The wear-resistant polymer that helps keep you warm in the winter surf