Chemistry Articles

  • Alpha Shock

    Wed, 25th Dec 2013

    It is London in the year 2037, and the artificial fog rolls off the Thames. A successful...

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    Medicines that make you smarter

    Mon, 10th Sep 2012

    Over the last 40 years, drugs have been developed that, as well as performing their origi...

  • Infection-fighting Eggs

    Sat, 20th Apr 2013

    The simple chickenís egg has long been known as a symbol of new life. Less well known is ...

  • Beyond Mere Metals

    Mon, 15th Oct 2012

    With the precision design of superalloy materials we are able to manufacture materials th...

  • Bigfoot: The Nitrogen Problem

    Tue, 14th Aug 2012

    Less than 5% of the nitrogen added to crops to feed animals ends up as meat in our mouths...

  • Mushroom Magic

    Thu, 21st Jun 2012

    The psychedelic drug psilocybin, the active principal of magic mushrooms, was once though...

  • Letting the Khat out of the bag

    Mon, 23rd May 2011

    In 2009, the synthetic stimulant mephedrone became a hugely popular recreational drug for...

  • Making Metals Stronger

    Thu, 21st Apr 2011

    Countless atomic recipes and crystal arrangements mean there are literally trillions of p...

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