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Chasing the impossible

We spoke to mature student Charley Istance-Tamblin about never giving up on your dreams and the power of having a supportive network in chemistry.

Irish Leaving Cert results

Today pupils across Ireland are finding out how they performed in their Leaving Certificate exams. We take a look at this year’s results.

Chemical sensor holds key to finding pollutants

ChemSci Pick of the Week – A simple, inexpensive molecule can be used as a luminescent sensor, which goes dark in the presence of specific metal ions. This could lead to significant improvements in the way we detect pollutants.

When it doesn't go to plan

Merryn Hobbs, a Research and Development Technologist for the global polymer group Trelleborg, didn’t quite get the A-level grades she needed to go to her chosen university. She spoke to us about her chemistry journey, and why she believes things don’t always have to go to plan to have a happy ending.

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