Geoff Rayner-Canham

  • The sun setting over the earth

    Molybdenum and evolution

    1 September 2011

    Recent discoveries indicate that our atmosphere was not always oxygen rich - molybdenum could have been the limiting factor in the evolution of life on earth

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    Iron ocean seeding

    1 September 2010

    Carbon sequestration - the removal of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere - is an active area of research

  • Hydrate flame

    Burning ice in the Arctic

    1 May 2009

    Is methane trapped in ice, deep in the Arctic ocean, a potential clean energy source for the future, or will its release lead to catastrophic climate change?

  • A plaque showing where Bedford college was founded

    Pioneering women chemists of Bedford College

    1 May 2006

    In the early part of the 20th century, a few institutions seemed to have been havens for women interested in chemistry.