Everyday science

  • A smoking flask of liquid nitrogen
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    liquid nitrogen cocktails

    1 November 2012

    Laura Howes takes a look at some cocktails that have been making the news

  • Smiley emoji faces
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    Benzo Fury

    1 September 2012

    Simon Cotton takes a look at those compounds that find themselves in the news or relate to our everyday lives.

  • 2R-amino-45-hydroxy-5-hexynoic acid, 2R-amino-5-hexynoic acid and γguanidinobutyric acid
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    Toxic amino acids

    1 July 2012

    Simon Cotton takes a look at those compounds that find themselves in the news or relate to our everyday lives.

  • Structure of strychnine
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    Strychnine

    1 May 2012

    Simon Cotton takes a look at those compounds that find themselves in the news or relate to our everyday lives.

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    Vancomycin

    1 March 2012

    Simon Cotton takes a look at those compounds that find themselves in the news or relate to our everyday lives.

  • Bubbles in Coca-Cola
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    Coca-Cola

    1 November 2011

    Have you ever wondered what's in Coca-Cola? How about whether it really contains cocaine?

  • A dog sniffing in a suitcase
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    Detecting explosives

    1 September 2011

    Simon Cotton takes a look at those compounds that find themselves in the news or relate to our everyday lives.

  • Salicornia europaea - samphire
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    Seaweed

    1 June 2011

    Good for telling the weather, but what else?

  • Isolated xenon dioxide molecule XeO2 (left) Xenon dioxide XeO2 in the solid state (right)
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    Xenon dioxide

    1 May 2011

    Simon Cotton takes a look at those compounds that find themselves in the news or relate to our everyday lives.

  • Ginger
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    Ginger

    1 March 2011

    Simon Cotton takes a look at those compounds that find themselves in the news or relate to our everyday lives