everyday science

  • A platinum ring
    Elements

    Platinum

    1 November 2009

    Not just another form of silver, it's pure platinum

  • Fruit
    Soundbite

    Potassium permanganate

    1 November 2009

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

  • A professional cyclist before a dark sky
    The Mole

    EPO

    1 September 2009

    John Johnston investigates this oft abused hormone

  • Preparing for a pandemic - stocking up on tamiflu
    Soundbite

    Tamiflu

    1 September 2009

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

  • Euro bills
    Elements

    Europium

    1 September 2009

    Seeing red? That'll be europium

  • Liquorice allsorts
    The Mole

    Liquorice

    1 July 2009

    That’s chemistry: Liquorice: sweet or medicine?

  • Wimbledon
    Elements

    Fluorine

    1 July 2009

    Can this most vicious of elements, Fluorine, be tamed?

  • Money rolled up to snort cocaine
    Soundbite

    Dirty money

    1 July 2009

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

  • Indium
    Elements

    Indium

    1 May 2009

    Long neglected, indium is essential for solar cells and flat-screen TVs

  • A baby drinking milk
    Soundbite

    Bisphenol A (BPA)

    1 May 2009

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