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  • Caffeine: the world's addiction

    Fri, 23rd Jan 2015

    90% of the world consumes caffeine. But are we addicted to the substance, and is it any g...

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    Catalysing change

    Thu, 21st Aug 2014

    Every chemical reaction on earth, from digesting food to powering a car requires a cataly...

  • Alpha Shock

    Wed, 25th Dec 2013

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

  • Infection-fighting Eggs

    Sat, 20th Apr 2013

    The simple chicken’s 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...

  • Water and Worldwide Wellbeing

    Mon, 24th Sep 2012

    Fresh water is a precious resource. How can the use and abuse of this resource exacerbate...

  • 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...

  • The Science of Snowflakes

    Sat, 22nd Dec 2007

    Snowflakes form when water vapour condenses directly into ice crystals, and for many year...

  • Vile-din? Certainly Not!

    Tue, 6th Nov 2007

    Ask anyone who made the world’s best violins and they’ll inevitably answer "Stradivari". ...

  • What is Quicksand?

    Sun, 3rd Jun 2007

    There was a time when almost every action movie seemed to involve the hero or villain bec...

  • How do Thunderstorms Work?

    Sun, 3rd Jun 2007

    What is a thunderstorm, how is lightning generated by clouds, how much energy is there in...

  • Photodynamic Therapy

    Wed, 18th May 2005

    Photo-therapy is the term used to describe treatments which use light to achieve their ef...

  • Ricin : The Secret Assassin

    Wed, 11th May 2005

    The recently discovered traces of ricin in a makeshift laboratory in a flat in London hav...

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