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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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    The Science of Snowflakes

    Sat, 22nd Dec 2007

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

  • 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

    Fri, 19th Apr 2013

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

  • Beyond Mere Metals

    Sun, 14th Oct 2012

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

  • Mushroom Magic

    Wed, 20th Jun 2012

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

  • No Smoke Detectors in the Sea

    Sat, 18th Feb 2012

    Ocean deadzones are triggered by nitrogen-fuelled bursts of microorganisms. So how does t...

  • Making Metals Stronger

    Thu, 21st Apr 2011

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

  • Catching Energy From the Sun

    Wed, 19th Jan 2011

    Fifty years from now, our kids are going to look incredulously at us and ask – "you burnt...

  • 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?

    Sat, 2nd 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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