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On the idyllic island of Lindau, Germany, you cant help but be inspired by the beautiful vistas that envelope this small getaway on the edge of Lake Constance, with the town itself embodying the very spirit of the scientific meeting that is currently taking...
Guest post byHeather CassellSome experiments fail. Despite your best efforts, and especially for experiments that take many steps or a long time to run, you often won’t find out if they have worked until the very end.Image By Tweenk (Own work) [CC BY...
Guest post byRowena Fletcher-WoodSome discoveries are made after hunting hard for the answer, some come to you when you need them most, and some just turn up at parties. Such was the discovery of modern anaesthetics.Method of administering nitrous oxide used...

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End of Chemistry?If the polymath Charles Babbage was alive, I dont think he would have said this: With completion of the periodic table, though, and with modern understanding of chemical bonds as quantum phenomena caused by the pairing of electrons of opposite...
Its that time of year again next week, the winners of this years round of Nobel prizes are due to be announced. Were certainly getting pretty excited at Chemistry World HQ and, as usual, the predictions have been flying around.For physics, the big question...
It may come from something as mundane as the castor oil plant, but it was used in one of the strangest spy murders in the cold war. Find out about ricinin this week’sChemistry in its element                  ...

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It's almost time for the 2013 Nobel Prizes, which means it's also time for playing that little game which we in the chemosphere have been playing for a while. As a prize predictor my record hasn't been execrable; in the last few years I did get most of the...
It's almost time for the 2013 Nobel Prizes, which means it's also time for playing that little game which we in the chemosphere have been playing for a while. As a prize predictor my record hasn't been execrable; in the last few years I did get most of the...
Chemical health and safety news from the past few weeks:See Arr Oh commented on Rock Star PPE: “To risk sounding prudish, bare chests and chemicals don’t exactly mix.”The University of California, Berkely, chemistry department is giving out...