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6 November 2013
John Emsley looks at the element that has been essential to humanity since before the stone age
2 September 2013
John Emsley looks at the element that's the devil in disguise
1 May 2013
Secrets of the trade: Jonathan Hare looks at the science of getting your clothes clean
John Emsley looks at the element that shines brightly and keeps cool but continues to puzzle
1 March 2013
John Emsley looks at the heavy metal that makes light work of tough jobs
1 January 2013
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Education in Chemistry, John Emsley takes a look at the 50th element
1 November 2012
John Emsley investigates the element that is the lightest of metals and celebrated in song
1 July 2012
Pottery vessels have been made for around 18,000 years. But how does clay extracted from the earth become a colourful pot, and what's the chemistry behind the process?
1 June 2011
Tom Westgate investigates the chemistry and chemists helping more people to access clean water
1 March 2011
They sit at the bottom of the periodic table like they don’t belong, but these elements are vital ingredients in many gadgets and ‘green’ technologies. Tom Westgate finds out what makes them so versatile and valuable.
FROM THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF CHEMISTRY
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