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  • High on a glacier in north-east Norway...
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    Adventurous science

    1 March 2013

    Experimentation and exploration go hand in hand as Zoë Fleming takes to the field in the Arctic

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    1 January 2013

    Simon Cotton investigates a molecule that is making the news

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    The evolution of catalytic converters

    1 June 2011

    From early smog problems to modern concerns about air pollution, catalysts pave the way in controlling the emissions from combustion engines

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    Exhibition chemistry

    Carbon monoxide

    1 March 2009

    Demonstrations designed to capture the student's imagination

  • São Vicente in Cape Verde
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    Ozone - in the news

    1 September 2008

    A chemical observatory in Cape Verde providing chemists with new information about ozone levels

  • Trifluoromethyl sulfur pentafluoride

    CF3SF5 - a 'super' greenhouse gas

    1 January 2008

    Trifluoromethyl sulfur pentafluoride - a byproduct of the electronics industry - has been named a 'super' greenhouse gas by physical chemists

  • Stored nuclear waste

    Dealing with nuclear waste

    1 March 2007

    Nuclear power is a low-carbon technology, but it does come with a catch: it produces waste that emits harmful radiation for many thousands, even millions of years. UK chemists, however, are working to produce materials and technology to deal with this problem.