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  • PC-3 human prostate cancer cells in air bubble, stained with Coomassie blue, under differencial interference contrast microscope.

    Coomassie blue

    29 September 2017By

    How an attractive blue dye became the basis of a fundamental lab technique

  • News stories about 'Ginger Jake', the spirit that caused paralysis known as 'Jake walk' during prohibition

    Phosphorus chlorides

    22 September 2017By

    A hugely useful group of compounds that have a distinct dual personality

  • A course in deception book cover

    Book Club - A course in deception

    15 September 2017By Chemistry World

    Academia has everything from altering results to murder, at least in this work of fiction

  • Glove box for working in an inert atmosphere

    tert-Butyl lithium or t-BuLi

    13 September 2017By

    A pyrophoric reagent that remains one of chemistry’s staples and the liquid salts that can tame its wild reactivity

  • Alizarin based pigment being squeezed from a metal tube

    Alizarin

    7 September 2017By Michael Freemantle

    Mike Freemantle introduces a pigment used by William Morris that also gave the Redcoats their distinctive hue

  • Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) pictograms for chlorine trifluoride on a background of flames

    Chlorine trifluoride

    31 August 2017By

    Tabitha Watson introduces a poisonous, corrosive and extremely reactive compound that will start ‘roaring reactions’ with almost anything

A photograph of a surfer riding a wave

Neoprene

20 October 2017

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

Young woman suffering from seasickness

Cinnarizine (stugeron)

12 October 2017

Neil Withers relives a choppy (and messy) sea voyage to bring us the science of anti-seasickness drug cinnarizine

Preparing a solution from the salt of sodium dichromate

Sodium dichromate

6 October 2017

Discover the compound at the heart of a multi-million dollar legal case and an Oscar–winning role for Julia Roberts

PC-3 human prostate cancer cells in air bubble, stained with Coomassie blue, under differencial interference contrast microscope.

Coomassie blue

29 September 2017

How an attractive blue dye became the basis of a fundamental lab technique

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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

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Cover of A Crack in Creation by Jennifer Doudna & Sam Sternberg

Book Club - A crack in creation

19 October 2017

The development of Crispr, and the ethical questions raised by new genome editing techniques

A course in deception book cover

Book Club - A course in deception

15 September 2017

Academia has everything from altering results to murder, at least in this work of fiction

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

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