everyday science

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    Soundbite

    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

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    The Mole

    The chemistry of colloids

    1 July 2012

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

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    Soundbite

    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.

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    Elements

    Sulfur

    1 July 2012

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

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    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

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    Elements

    Vanadium

    1 May 2012

    When the Earth moves so does the price of vanadium

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    Soundbite

    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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    Soundbite

    Vancomycin

    1 March 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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    Elements

    Lead

    1 March 2012

    An element with a colourful and dubious past