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


0.45 – We introduce our new puzzles page, including our new molecule search and our emergency response problem set by the National Chemical Emergency Centre, On the spot – Chemistry World puzzles page

Donald Trump

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10.02 – The election of the new US president, Donal Trump, is in the news a lot recently. We speak to our US correspondent, Rebecca Trager, about the implications for science – Information vacuum leaves scientists fearing the worst under Trump

18.30 – We discuss Rachel Brazil’s recent piece, which caused a stir among our readers, about the pros and cons of separating chemistry into its traditional sub-disciplines of physical, organic, and inorganic chemistry – Disciplinary measures

31.12 – Phillip Broadwith discusses the new incubator in Bristol set up by Harry Destecroix that aims to promote chemical start-ups in the area – Chemist’s struggles spawn Bristol lab incubator

Yuri Organessian

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Yuri Oganessian

37.15 – Kit Chapman visited Dubna, Russia to speak with Yuri Oganessian, co-discoverer of numerous superheavy elements, including the eponimous oganesson, the only element named after a living person. He tells us about the threat the recent discoveries are making to the periodic table – What it takes to make a new element

42.40 – Philip Robinson invites you to enter this year’s Chemistry World science communication competition on the subject of. Sponsored by Akzo Nobel, this years competition is on the topic of the role of chemistry in tackling the problems in the urban environment – Science communication competition