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Cop That!
28th November, 2020
Copper's variable oxidation states and low coordination let it change the flavour of whisky, interfere with chemical syntheses, or even give us scurvy
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Ambient chemistry
25th November, 2020
Chemists are exploring ways to mimic nature’s selective, low-temperature biochemical reactions that make delicate and reactive structures. Previously, chemists had copied high temperature geological reactions.
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Whisky
16th November, 2020
There’s a lot of chemistry going on in whisky. Despite tight regulations on food hygiene, processing and labelling, we still don’t know much about the chemistry of whisky – nor how they may affect us.
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Wonderful wetlands
14th November, 2020
Sometimes, living near swampland feels like Noah on a beached ark. But wetlands can do environmental engineering we don’t know how to!
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Make me a monster
31st October, 2020
With recent advances in protein design, the possibility of growing new organs and limbs in labs may not be as far away as we imagined.
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Out-of-body experiences
27th October, 2020
To unravel the mystery of human consciousness, many are interested in out of body experiences, and those arising from near death experiences.
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