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A man using a ultraviolet tanning bed


22 February 2018

A family of biological pigments that make life more colourful

Periodic table of the elements – 118 – Oganesson


15 February 2018

Meet Yuri Oganessian, the elemental explorer forever immortalised on the periodic table

Periodic table of the elements – 117 – Tennessine


14 February 2018

Three Tennessee institutions contributed to the discovery of element 117, now fittingly named tennessine

Periodic table of the elements – 116 – Livermorium


13 February 2018

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

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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


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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The front cover of Cordelia Fine's book – Testosterone rex

Book Club – Testosterone rex

16 February 2018

Cordelia Fine explores the myriad myths about surrounding equality

More molecules of murder – John Emsley

Book Club – More molecules of murder

26 January 2018

John Emsley returns with a new batch of deadly compounds

Weike Wang – Chemistry

Book Club – Chemistry

1 December 2017

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

Anthony Warner – The Angry Chef

Book Club - The angry chef

9 November 2017

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

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