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    The monks’ tales

    1 September 2014

    Kathryn Roberts looks at how modern spectroscopy lets us discover the secrets of 1500-year-old manuscripts without leaving the library

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    Trade secrets... Explosive detection

    1 September 2014

    Secrets of the trade: Jonathan Hare explores an alternative approach for detecting bombs called nuclear quadrupole resonance

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    Discover your future in chemistry

    1 May 2014

    Not sure where to go for advice on careers in chemistry? Help is at hand! Francine Atkinson explores the new RSC careers website

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    Student posters on chemistry topics

    3 March 2014

    This post discusses the use of student generated posters and includes a video guide for students on how to prepare posters

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    Trade secrets... making it rain

    1 January 2014

    Secrets of the trade: How can we control the weather so it rains where we need it to? Jonathan Hare investigates cloud seeding

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    7 November 2013

    This book introduces the three traditional areas of inorganic, organic and physical chemistry. It is aimed at those in the first year of UK university chemistry courses.

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    Medicinal chemistry: the modern drug discovery process

    2 September 2013

    An introduction to the development of new drugs, well suited to undergraduates studying medicinal chemistry and the pharmaceutical sciences, particularly those at the beginning of their studies

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    Textile conservation

    1 May 2013

    Anita Quye explains how to look after fragile fabrics for future generations

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    BP launches scholarship programme for STEM students

    1 November 2012

    BP, one of the UK's leading graduate recruiters, has launched a new scholarship programme for talented science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) undergraduates in the UK.

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    Tasty chemistry

    1 September 2012

    Josh Howgego discovers the chemistry of food with Peter Barham, the scientist–cook who trains world-class chefs