everyday science

  • 50
    Elements

    Tin

    1 January 2013

    In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Education in Chemistry, John Emsley takes a look at the 50th element

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    2,4-dinitrophenol

    1 January 2013

    Simon Cotton investigates a molecule that is making the news

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    Elements

    Lithium

    1 November 2012

    John Emsley investigates the element that is the lightest of metals and celebrated in song

  • 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

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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.

  • Remains of the 5000 year-old iceman
    Elements

    Arsenic

    1 September 2012

    John Emsley investigates the element that has harmed many, but now heals a few

  • Thickly whisked egg
    The Mole

    The chemistry of colloids

    1 July 2012

    Avogadro’s lab: Paul Hogg whips up some edible colloids

  • 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.

  • Amorphophallus titanium in full bloom
    Elements

    Sulfur

    1 July 2012

    We can't live with it and we can't live without it

  • Sweets
    The Mole

    Glucose

    1 May 2012

    Prepare to be energised as Phillip Broadwith describes one of life’s energy sources and explains its connection with diabetes