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Time for tea

25 July 2014 Last Retort

Finding a formula for the perfect brew

What did the Romans do for us?

26 June 2014 Last Retort

Today’s researchers owe much to the chemists of civilisations past

It belongs to the people

30 May 2014 Last Retort

How Marie Curie’s desire to share her science for the common good priced her out the game

Fire with no spark

24 April 2014 Last Retort

Spontaneous combustion still leaves chemists scratching their heads

How to survive a nuclear bomb

3 April 2014 Last Retort

Flash, blast and radiation – is it possible to live through a catastrophe?

Impatient chemistry

28 February 2014 Last Retort

Is the pressure to publish making chemists cut corners?

Base for a boy

24 January 2014 Last Retort

The theory was sound, but litmus-inspired baby clothes just didn’t catch on

Mpemba's mystery

19 December 2013 Last Retort

Hot water sometimes freezes faster than cold. The reason still isn’t entirely clear

Cosmic Chemistry

28 November 2013 Last Retort

Perhaps the island of stability lives among the stars instead of at the bottom of the periodic table

Explosive mixtures

24 October 2013 Last Retort

Nobel’s name was made in explosives, but what about the chemistry behind them?

The great chemistry cookoff

26 September 2013 Last Retort

Is the comparison between chemistry and cooking really an insult?

Up the carbon path

30 August 2013 Last Retort

The unique properties of element six mean it has a variety of uses

The elemental treasure hunt

26 July 2013 Last Retort

Taking a look behind the periodic table at the stories of discovery

A transparent problem?

25 June 2013 Last Retort

As glassblowing declines, chemistry cannot fail to be affected

Flying: heavier or lighter than air?

23 May 2013 Last Retort

Hydrogen balloons have fallen out of favour, except in chemistry demonstrations

Oh what a surprise!

25 April 2013 Last Retort

Sometimes great chemistry results from unexpected findings

On Ilkley Moor bar TNT

21 March 2013 Last Retort

A large explosion could have added an extra verse to the folk tune

The magic of microwaves

28 February 2013 Last Retort

Do the devices just heat cups of tea or is there more to their use in chemistry?

Ominous isotopes

28 January 2013 Last Retort

Heavy elements are one thing, but it is lighter uranium that is the worry

Automatic for the chemist

18 December 2012 Last Retort

How automatic structure elucidation could lead to more creative chemists

Dickens and the haunted chemist

29 November 2012 Last Retort

Christmas carol author explored chemistry in fact and fiction

Dark matter

26 October 2012 Last Retort

Could the chemical world still be holding out on us?

Elemental recognition

3 October 2012 Last Retort

Today you’ll find Lise Meitner celebrated in the periodic table

How to unstopper a stopper

30 August 2012 Last Retort

Years as a practical chemist can come in useful when trying to unjam a dram

Black crystal arts

31 July 2012 Last Retort

The secret tricks needed to coax out crystals hark back to our alchemical past