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A weekly tour of the periodic table, from Chemistry World, the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry.
Monthly podcast from Chemistry World, the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry.
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Analytical Chemistry is a peer-reviewed research journal that explores the latest concepts in analytical measurements and the best new ways to increase accuracy, selectivity, sensitivity, and reproducibility.
Principles of Chemical Science (2008)
Join us to discuss the latest in popular science books. We interview authors and dissect the issues raised by each book. It's a book review with a difference.
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Discover bat-borne-bombs and a classic chemistry textbook, as Mike Freemantle examines the history of kerosene
One mineral form may look like gold, but Brian Clegg isn't fooled by the value of iron sulfides
Join Emma Stoye at the Hay Festival of Literature & Arts in Hay-on-Wye, Wales. She speaks to New Scientist's Rowan Hooper about his book Superhuman, finds out from Philip Ball why quantum physics is Beyond Weird, and discusses the genesis of a new book with Gabrielle Walker. Plus, an in-depth chat about the very nature of the universe with Pete ...…
From tacky Hallowe’en decorations to the stuff of an arachnophobe’s nightmares, spiders don’t have the greatest reputation. But, as Kat Arney is here to prove, there’s fascinating chemistry at work in their webs.
Jamie Durrani on the compound that gives pepper its characteristic kick
Brian Clegg with the winemaking byproduct that may be lurking in your larder
Kat Arney discovers the strange things that happen when organic compounds go round the twist
For this month’s podcast, we explore the world of anti-GM campaigning which Mark Lynas was a part of for years, and discover what it was that made him turn his back on his extreme views. The book looks at how and why he decided to help scientists on the other side of the divide, and explores the work he has done to help farmers in developing co ...…
A component of 'trench atmosphere' and ‘the most powerful antiseptic known’, Mike Freemantle explores calcium hydroxide and the birth of a chemical dynasty
Swipe, tap, pinch, poke and prod – Neil Withers gets hands on with touchscreen material indium tin oxide, ITO
Science imitates art imitating science, as sitcom The big bang theory inspires the creation of a new compound
Concluding our pair of podcasts on a recent cycling scandal, Ben Valsler looks at the steroid triamcinolone
Acetylcysteine is a versatile drug, helping manage lung conditions and treat paracetamol overdose. But, as Ben Valsler discovers, it has found itself at the centre of a cycling controversy
Jamie Durrani presents a pair of plant-based poisons
Are things getting better, or are we on the decline? In Enlightenment now, Steven Pinker argues that science and reason have made us better than ever before. Emma Stoye, Kit Chapman and Aurora Walshe find out if he hits the mark.
Kat Arney wraps herself around the tree sap that saved transatlantic telecommunications
A giant marine toxin with a total synthesis story to tell
For this month’s podcast, we peruse Steve Mould and Helen Arney’s new book: The Element in the Room. Inspired by the popular science stand-up show, Festival of the Spoken Nerd, the book takes us on an energetic journey of discovery through science, showing us how to do a range of science experiments at home, and revealing facts and intriguing s ...…
Colourful crustaceans and the story of a ubiquitous biological pigment
Kat Arney investigates the biological pigment that links sun tanning, squid ink and browning bananas
This month we take a look at Testosterone rex. Cordelia Fine dismantles various ideas about gender equality, and examines why these perceptions have managed to garner such mainstream support.
We speak to Yuri Oganessian about the element that bears his name
Three Tennessee institutions contributed to the discovery of element 117, now fittingly named tennessine
Meet the Mayor of Livermore, California, and discover how his city has been immortalised on the periodic table
The US-Russian collaborative superheavy element 'factory' strikes again, but only 100 atoms of element 115 have ever been observed
How 'hot fusion' research saw an end to cold war tensions
We catch up with the changes in the periodic table. This time, Kit Chapman discovers the element that realised a Japanese national dream
Brian Clegg illuminates a glow-in-the-dark compound that defies naming conventions
This month we discuss More molecules of murder, in which John Emsley meets your morbid fascination with stories of true crime and the poisons involved
Mike Freemantle brings us a sparkling mineral and a tale of derring-do on the high seas
Kat Arney discovers the biological chemistry behind a colourful blood disorder
Super-sweet and packed with preserving power, Mike Freemantle discovers that fructose can help keep things fresh long after the sell-by date
Katrina Krämer speaks to organic chemist Daniel Allwood about a multi-talented molecule that proves that not all radicals live up to their name
Brian Clegg becomes a sleuth to investigate the uses of a deceptively simple Lewis acid
This month we discuss Chemistry, in which First-time novelist Weike Wang takes us inside the mind of a Chinese American PhD student in Boston
Mike Freemantle discovers a sweet solution to monitoring contaminated water
Kat Arney takes a long, hard look at the story behind those famous little blue pills
Brian Clegg introduces a failed rocket fuel oxidiser with a very tricky structure
Kit Chapman discovers the compound that blighted Nixon’s second presidential inauguration by littering the route with dead pigeons
Dodgy dietary advice is everywhere, from bite-size morsels on social media to an all-you-can-eat buffet of books on how to eat ‘well’. ‘Lifestyle gurus’ dish up directions such as ‘cut out gluten’ or ‘consume like a caveman’, but much of their fare is fact-free. One chef thinks this is all too much to swallow, so set about reducing the science ...…
Kat Arney investigates the cancer-causing chemicals that could be lurking in that bag of peanuts
Brian Clegg freshens up the podcast with a spritz of lemon scent, courtesy of neral and geranial, collectively known as citral
The wear-resistant polymer that helps keep you warm in the winter surf
We are the products of nature and nurture, but the invention of Crispr, which enables us to alter our genomes, means we could soon be nurturing nature. This may well lead to a cure for HIV or certain types of cancer, but arguably it might lead to designer babies. In this week's podcast, we discuss A crack in creation by Crispr's inventor, Jenni ...…
Neil Withers relives a choppy (and messy) sea voyage to bring us the science of anti-seasickness drug cinnarizine, known in the UK as stugeron
Discover the compound at the heart of a multi-million dollar legal case and an Oscar–winning role for Julia Roberts
Kat Arney explains how an attractive blue dye, with a name inspired by the British Empire’s military exploits, became the basis of a fundamental lab technique
Brian Clegg on a hugely useful group of compounds that have a distinct dual personality – from household products to chemical weapons
Things go from bad to worse for Mackenzie Smith when her data disappears, her lab rats are killed, and she is accused of fraud. But slowly she stars to discover who might be behind her misfortune following a series of clues her late colleague left behind. In this month’s podcast, we discuss the novel A course in deception by Jana Rieger.…
A pyrophoric reagent that remains one of chemistry’s staples and the liquid salts that can tame its wild reactivity
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