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  • 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

  • Free radical concept illustration
    Podcast

    TEMPO – (2,2,6,6-Tetramethylpiperidin-1-yl)oxyl

    2017-12-15T16:08:00Z

    Katrina Krämer speaks to organic chemist Daniel Allwood about a multi-talented molecule that proves that not all radicals live up to their name

  • Aluminium chloride AlCl3 anhydrous (yellow) with some AlCl3x6H2O (hexahydrate) white.
    Podcast

    Aluminium chloride

    2017-12-07T16:20:00Z

    Brian Clegg becomes a sleuth to investigate the uses of a deceptively simple Lewis acid

  • Weike Wang – Chemistry
    Podcast

    Book Club – Chemistry

    2017-12-01T11:15:00Z

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

  • Swimming underwater in a pool
    Podcast

    Acesulfame potassium

    2017-11-30T15:54:00Z

    A sweet solution to monitoring contaminated water

  • A hand holding a viagra tablet
    Podcast

    Sildenafil (Viagra)

    2017-11-22T15:48:00Z

    Kat Arney investigates one of the fastest selling drugs of all time

  • Test launch of Bumper 8: a two-stage rocket that topped a V-2 missile base with a WAC Corporal rocket
    Podcast

    Tetranitromethane

    2017-11-16T15:50:00Z

    Brian Clegg introduces a failed rocket fuel oxidiser with a very tricky structure

  • A pigeon in flight
    Podcast

    Polybutene

    2017-11-09T14:24:00Z

    Kit Chapman discovers the compound that blighted Nixon’s second presidential inauguration by littering the route with dead pigeons

  • Anthony Warner – The Angry Chef
    Podcast

    Book Club - The angry chef

    2017-11-09T10:34:00Z

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

  • Mouldy peanuts
    Podcast

    Aflatoxins

    2017-11-02T12:01:00Z

    Kat Arney investigates the cancer-causing chemicals that could be lurking in that bag of peanuts

  • A photograph of orange peel and a bottle of essential oil
    Podcast

    Citral

    2017-10-26T15:46:00Z

    A compound known for its citrusy zing, and which also helps honey bees find their way home

  • A photograph of a surfer riding a wave
    Podcast

    Neoprene

    2017-10-20T14:06:00Z

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

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

    Book Club - A crack in creation

    2017-10-19T13:29:00Z

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

  • Young woman suffering from seasickness
    Podcast

    Cinnarizine (stugeron)

    2017-10-12T19:02:00Z

    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
    Podcast

    Sodium dichromate

    2017-10-06T12:55:00Z

    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.
    Podcast

    Coomassie blue

    2017-09-29T16:43:00Z

    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
    Podcast

    Phosphorus chlorides

    2017-09-22T14:44:00Z

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

  • A course in deception book cover
    Podcast

    Book Club - A course in deception

    2017-09-15T11:15:00Z

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