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  • Cyclists in a road race
    Podcast

    Acetylcysteine

    2018-04-12T11:53:00Z

    How a versatile drug that helps manage lung conditions and treat paracetamol overdose found itself at the centre of a cycling scandal

  • Huaorani hunter using a traditional blowpipe
    Podcast

    Curare and ouabain

    2018-04-06T21:35:00Z

    Jamie Durrani presents a pair of plant-based poisons

  • 3d rendering of a subsea cable on the seabed
    Podcast

    Gutta percha

    2018-03-29T16:27:00Z

    Kat Arney on the tree sap that once insulated transatlantic cables

  • Front cover of Enlightenment now by Steven Pinker
    Podcast

    Book Club – Enlightenment Now

    2018-03-22T08:07:00Z

    Steven Pinker explains how humanity is doing better than we might at first think

  • Maitotoxin structure
    Podcast

    Maitotoxin

    2018-03-09T14:28:00Z

    A giant marine toxin with a total synthesis story to tell

  • Helen Arney and Steve Mould – The element in the room
    Podcast

    Book Club – The element in the room

    2018-03-09T09:22:00Z

    Helen Arney and Steve Mould take us on a DIY journey through science

  • Blue lobster
    Podcast

    Astaxanthin

    2018-03-02T12:18:00Z

    Colourful crustaceans and the story of a ubiquitous biological pigment

  • A man using a ultraviolet tanning bed
    Podcast

    Melanin

    2018-02-22T17:18:00Z

     A family of biological pigments that make life more colourful

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

    Book Club – Testosterone rex

    2018-02-16T11:29:00Z

    Cordelia Fine explores the myriad myths about surrounding equality 

  • Periodic table of the elements – 118 – Oganesson
    Podcast

    Oganesson

    2018-02-15T12:00:00Z

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

  • Periodic table of the elements – 117 – Tennessine
    Podcast

    Tennessine

    2018-02-14T12:00:00Z

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

  • Periodic table of the elements – 116 – Livermorium
    Podcast

    Livermorium

    2018-02-13T00:00:00Z

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

  • Periodic table of the elements – 115 – Moscovium
    Podcast

    Moscovium

    2018-02-12T13:00:00Z

    The US-Russian collaborative superheavy element 'factory' strikes again, but only 100 atoms of element 115 have ever been observed

  • Periodic table of the elements – 114 – Flerovium
    Podcast

    Flerovium

    2018-02-09T13:45:00Z

    How 'hot fusion' research saw an end to cold war tensions

  • Periodic table of the elements – 113 – Nihonium
    Podcast

    Nihonium

    2018-02-08T20:04:00Z

    The element that realised a Japanese national dream

  • Rolex submariner, dial glowing in the dark
    Podcast

    Strontium aluminate

    2018-02-01T16:25:00Z

    A glow-in-the-dark compound that defies naming conventions

  • More molecules of murder – John Emsley
    Podcast

    Book Club – More molecules of murder

    2018-01-26T13:32:00Z

    John Emsley returns with a new batch of deadly compounds

  • Imperial topaz
    Podcast

    Topaz

    2018-01-26T11:05:00Z

    A tale of adventure on the high seas, and the treasured topaz spoils

  • Blood bags containing blue coloured blood
    Podcast

    Methaemoglobin and diaphorase 1

    2018-01-19T16:19:00Z

    Kat Arney discovers the biological chemistry behind a colourful blood disorder

  • Grenadine-based drinks
    Podcast

    Fructose

    2017-12-21T15:25:00Z

    Super-sweet and packed with preserving power, Mike Freemantle discovers that fructose can help keep things fresh long after the sell-by date