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Chemistry World Magazine Podcast

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Chemistry World Book Club Podcast

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Chemistry in its Element

Weekly chemical storytelling

Chemistry in its Element Podcast

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Previous podcasts

  • Wooden floorboards

    Lignin

    27 July 2017By

    Wood has been vital in the development of human civilisation. Brian Clegg looks at the compound at its heart

  • Soldiers wearing WW1 gas masks. L-R: American, British. French, German. 1917-18.

    Diphenylchlorarsine

    21 July 2017By Michael Freemantle

    One of the few technical mistakes the Germans made in the first world war

  • Gold crown with gemstones

    Aqua regia

    13 July 2017By

    Capable of dissolving gold and platinum to help make 99.999% pure metals, aqua regia deserves its royal status

  • A rustic cheeseboard

    Chymosin

    6 July 2017By

    The enzyme that helps us turn milk into cheese is also responsible for the biggest commercial success story of any genetically modified organism

  • Jorge Cham & Daniel Whiteson – We Have No Idea

    Book Club - We have no idea

    4 July 2017By Chemistry World

    Everything you need to know about everything we don’t yet know

  • Young black and white cat with bottles of milk

    Casein

    28 June 2017By

    One of the most popular plastics of the early 20th century was accidentally invented by a cat, as Kat Arney finds out.

A baby in a disposable nappy with a snowglobe

Sodium polyacrylate

16 August 2017

Need some fake snow for your Christmas party? Simply look inside a baby’s nappy.

Film x-ray of human foot and arthritis at first metatarsophalangeal Joint . 2 position ( front and side view )

Indometacin

10 August 2017

A popular prescription pill that helps to keep gout and other arthritic conditions under control

Red-bellied Piranha, mouth open to show the teeth

Piranha solution

4 August 2017

When you need to get your glassware extremely clean, you need a cleaning solution with real ‘bite’

Wooden floorboards

Lignin

27 July 2017

Wood has been vital in the development of human civilisation. Brian Clegg looks at the compound at its heart

More chemistry in its element podcasts...

Yuri Organessian

Chemistry World podcast – January 2017

3 February 2017

This month we introduce our new puzzles page, discuss the implications of Trump for science and meet Yuri Oganessian, the only living person with an element named after him

chocolate model of theobromine

Chemistry World podcast – December 2015

9 December 2015

This month, we learn how to leave the calories out of fine chocolate, and discover the earth might be older than we thought

breaking the mirror

Chemistry World podcast – November 2015

9 November 2015

This month we meet chemisty Nobel winner, Thomas Lindahl, and we learn how bio-markers might be used to determine the time of death

CW1015_Feature_Sellafield_F1_300tb

Chemistry World podcast – October 2015

19 October 2015

This month, we chart a course through chemical space and discover the potential problems of cleaning up Sellafield

More magazine podcasts...

Frankenstein – Annotated for scientists, engineers and creators of all kinds front cover

Book Club - Frankenstein

7 August 2017

If you’re thinking of making a monster from dead body parts then this week’s book club podcast is for you

Jorge Cham & Daniel Whiteson – We Have No Idea

Book Club - We have no idea

4 July 2017

Everything you need to know about everything we don’t yet know

The death of expertise - Index

Book Club - The death of expertise

7 June 2017

Apparently we’ve all had enough of experts. We discuss how we came to think we know it all

CW0517 - Reviews - Bring Back The King

Book Club - Bring back the king

2 May 2017

We discuss Bring back the king by Helen Pilcher and learn of the difficulties and possible benefits of bringing animals back from extinction

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