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    Glass for generations

    1 March 2013

    Josh Howgego finds out how converting radioactive waste into novel glass materials could be a safe, secure way to deal with the legacy of nuclear power stations

  • Scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a mesh of paper fibres
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    Paper conservation

    1 March 2013

    History is written on paper and chemistry is at the heart of paper conservation

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    There's teaching, and there's teaching

    1 March 2013

    Starting university marks a new chapter in a student's life, with a brand new set of opportunities and challenges. But the different teaching style in higher education can prove to be an unexpected shock to the system. Catherine Smith explores what educators on either side can do to ease the ...

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    Student-generated assessment

    1 January 2013

    Simon Bates and Ross Galloway tell us how students can use PeerWise to design high quality and effective learning material

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    It's not all about fuel

    1 January 2013

    Biofineries produce heat, power and a plethora of useful 'platform chemicals'. Are they part of the solution to our renewable energy woes? Josh Howgego finds out

  • Chemistry in the past and present
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    Evolution of the chemistry curriculum

    1 January 2013

    Alice Dawe finds out how scientific advances have driven changes to undergraduate chemistry courses since the second world war

  • Richard Feynman
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    Beating HIV with a nanosized stick

    1 January 2013

    Nina Notman finds out how scientists at the University of Liverpool use nanomedicine to aid the successful treatment of HIV

  • These swirling patterns of gas in the constellation Crux came as a complete surprise to astronomers. They were revealed in 2009 by Herschel
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    Concluding a cosmic chemical census

    1 November 2012

    Scientists are preparing to say goodbye to Herschel, the largest ever space telescope

  • The 2012 UK Chemistry Olympiad team: Callum Bungey, Thomas Spence, Paddington Bear (mascot), Ella Mi and Walter Kähm
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    The International Chemistry Olympiad

    1 November 2012

    The Chemistry Olympiad is the leading chemistry competition for students in seconday education across the UK

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    Rise of molecular machines

    1 September 2012

    Chemists are putting molecules to work in ways only limited by our imagination