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The write stuff

22 July 2016 Last Retort

2B or not 2B? Pondering the chemistry of the humble pencil

Mine craft

7 July 2016 Last Retort

History’s gold diggers made a fortune using grease, fleece and froth

Round the clock chemistry

1 June 2016 Last Retort

A chemist’s-eye view of a typical day

The fine print

21 April 2016 Last Retort

There’s nothing like having your nose in a good book 

Wired for success

4 April 2016 Last Retort

The conductive power of metals has been exploited for generations

Safety first?

18 February 2016 Last Retort

Avoiding the inevitable risks of practical science could have unwanted effects over time

A brief history of grime

3 February 2016 Last Retort

Investigating the dusty depths of the London Underground

How the leopard got its spots

7 January 2016 Last Retort

Alan Turing once looked to chemistry to suggest how patterns form

Let it snow

26 November 2015 Last Retort

Faking flakes whatever the weather

Flow stopper

29 October 2015 Last Retort

Early experiments were a tricky business without basic apparatus

On the origin of cheeses

24 September 2015 Last Retort

Can chemists uncover who invented the wheel?

Slowly supple

27 August 2015 Last Retort

Despite chemists’ best efforts, there is still nothing quite like leather

In perfect harmony

23 July 2015 Last Retort

Noteworthy unions between science and music

Pop culture

2 July 2015 Last Retort

Fizzy drinks were an instant hit, but could their tongue-tingling success be captured in solid form?

A perfect cure

28 May 2015 Last Retort

Finding a recipe for road-friendly rubber

A negative outlook

24 April 2015 Last Retort

Could the Shroud of Turin’s mysterious negative imprints have a chemical cause?

Squeaky clean

2 April 2015 Last Retort

Even successful reactions can lead to washing up woes

Chemistry to the rescue

26 February 2015 Last Retort

Can research have real impacts on international development?

Shiny and new

29 January 2015 Last Retort

Nascent substances have unique properties, and some age faster than others

My favourite element

1 January 2015 Last Retort

Sometimes the simplest question can be the hardest to answer

Festive fuels

27 November 2014 Last Retort

Combustive chemistry to light up the holiday season

Fool's gold

30 October 2014 Last Retort

Metal coatings can be useful for protection – or disguise

On the bubble

2 October 2014 Last Retort

Avoiding a golden syrup disaster at 30,000 feet

Hanging on to helium

21 August 2014 Last Retort

Coping with our dwindling supplies of a gas that disappears into space

Time for tea

25 July 2014 Last Retort

Finding a formula for the perfect brew