March’s Molecule of the Month

Ethyl Cyanoacrylate By Marcus Taylor There was once a time when we were not all glued to our tablets, smart phones, games consoles or laptops (yes, such a time did exist and not as far back as you might think). Even though TVs and games consoles were still popular, many children (and their eager or... Continue Reading →

January’s Molecule of the Month

Lactic Acid By Marcus Taylor January is the month of new starts, new years and new resolutions. Following on from the Christmas holidays, feelings of guilt from eating and drinking too much lead many of us to begin (or at least promise to begin) doing more exercise. This might include walking more, going for runs... Continue Reading →

December’s Molecule of the Month

Molecule of the Month: Christmas Special By Marcus Taylor However you choose to celebrate Christmas, there is no doubt that chemistry is fully involved. For many of us, Christmas day begins with presents as we tear off wrapping paper made from cellulose and held together with a thin, sticky layer of polypropylene. Every shake of... Continue Reading →

A Periodic Drama: Volume II

On the surface, the periodic table may seem nothing more than a giant list of names. A register where scientists can keep a record of all the elements and show them off to the world or a boring piece of art, used in science classrooms for decoration rather than for any practical use. Such a... Continue Reading →

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