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  • Glove box for working in an inert atmosphere
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    tert-Butyl lithium or t-BuLi

    2017-09-13T15:41:00Z

    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
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    Alizarin

    2017-09-07T17:21:00Z

    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
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    Chlorine trifluoride

    2017-08-31T15:25:00Z

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

  • A photograph of a ship made out of ice
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    Pykrete

    2017-08-23T17:10:00Z

    A lightweight, bulletproof material made from ice and wood pulp

  • A baby in a disposable nappy with a snowglobe
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    Sodium polyacrylate

    2017-08-16T13:40:00Z

    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 )
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    Indometacin

    2017-08-10T16:55:00Z

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

  • Frankenstein – Annotated for scientists, engineers and creators of all kinds front cover
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    Book Club - Frankenstein

    2017-08-07T15:44:00Z

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

  • Red-bellied Piranha, mouth open to show the teeth
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    Piranha solution

    2017-08-04T12:13:00Z

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

  • Wooden floorboards
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    Lignin

    2017-07-27T17:06:00Z

    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.
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    Diphenylchlorarsine

    2017-07-21T17:14:00Z

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

  • Gold crown with gemstones
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    Aqua regia

    2017-07-13T16:23:00Z

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

  • A rustic cheeseboard
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    Chymosin

    2017-07-06T16:18:00Z

    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
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    Book Club - We have no idea

    2017-07-04T09:07:00Z

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

  • Young black and white cat with bottles of milk
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    Casein

    2017-06-28T13:27:00Z

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

  • Blue domestic LED light bulbs
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    Gallium nitride

    2017-06-22T13:57:00Z

    Despite early setbacks, this conducting crystal shows great promise across a wide range of electronics

  • An image of a powder with a faint blue glow
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    Caesium chloride

    2017-06-14T16:37:00Z

    A compound found in mineral water that is also used in medical treatments and solar cells

  • Fabrication of hierarchical biomimetic polymeric nanostructured surfaces - nanosphere monolayer film on the surface of a liquid covering
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    Rotaxanes

    2017-06-07T14:47:00Z

    A group of compounds that resemble machine parts could pave the way for molecular robots

  • The death of expertise - Index
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    Book Club - The death of expertise

    2017-06-07T13:41:00Z

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

  • The scab on a grazed knee, healing nicely
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    Fibrin and fibrinogen

    2017-05-31T12:05:00Z

    From scabby knees to life-threatening strokes, this important protein is the fundamental link in the complex molecular chain that forms blood clots

  • An image of two men clinking whiskey glasses
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    Propylene glycol

    2017-05-24T10:59:00Z

    How a batch of cinnamon whiskey led to total recall