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One of the few technical mistakes the Germans made in the first world war
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One of the most popular plastics of the early 20th century was accidentally invented by a cat, as Kat Arney finds out.
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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
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This month we meet chemisty Nobel winner, Thomas Lindahl, and we learn how bio-markers might be used to determine the time of death
This month, we chart a course through chemical space and discover the potential problems of cleaning up Sellafield
If you’re thinking of making a monster from dead body parts then this week’s book club podcast is for you
Apparently we’ve all had enough of experts. We discuss how we came to think we know it all
We discuss Bring back the king by Helen Pilcher and learn of the difficulties and possible benefits of bringing animals back from extinction