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Working in the lab over time teaches you many new skills. These include the many specific techniques your research demands as well as the enhanced organisation and time management skills you need to keep things running smoothly. But lab work can also teach...
A guest post from Edward Hind (@edd_hind), an independent researcher specialising in marine sociology and a communications officer at the Society for Conservation Biology, UKIt’s no secret that research costs money a lot of it. Funding is the fuel that...
The x-ray has always been a mysterious thing. An invisible beam of high energy electromagnetic radiation that passes through most kinds of matter, it is even named x after the mathematical variable used to denote the unknown. And the x-ray itself isn’t...

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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...