Education in Chemistry - Science articles

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What's in a bag?

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Creating compostable plastic

Everyday science

An illustration which on the top half shows a polluted deforested area and a polluted road, and on the bottom half, a clean road with electric cars, green spaces and people cycling

Is it time to increase the ethanol content in our petrol?


Short-term gains, but no environmental solution

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Dioxygen difluoride


An explosion waiting to happen

A cartoon showing two snakes chatting about snakebite research while each holding a newspaper

Biting back


Snakebites are inevitable, the resulting deaths and disabilities need not be

An image showing pickle jars

Ethanoic acid


Hayley Bennett reveals the science behind everyone’s favourite household acid

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Fireworks: the art and science

2019-08-29T13:30:00+01:00By ,

Hayley Bennett investigates the chemistry of pyrotechnics

An old document, the oldest classroom periodic table, is held in place by circular material weights on an angled board

Conserving the periodic table

2019-08-28T11:32:00+01:00By ,

How paper conservators preserved the one of the world’s oldest periodic tables

Mir Space Station viewed from Endeavour during STS 89

'Astronauts wanted, no experience required'


Helen Sharman talks science, space travel and advice for budding astronauts

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Self-defence classes for our immune system

2019-07-01T12:34:00+01:00By ,

Andy Extance finds out how vaccines help people fight off germs without getting ill 

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Reef-safe sunscreens

2019-06-24T12:21:00+01:00By ,

Nina Notman investigates the science behind UV-absorbing sunscreens and ‘reef-friendly’ formulations

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Pass the salt

2019-06-10T12:12:00+01:00By Elinor Hughes,

The pros and cons of NaCl

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Edible chemistry

2019-05-07T09:52:00+01:00By ,

Exploring the role of flavour chemists in the food and drink industry

Explosions in the crater of Erta Ale volcano in Ethiopia


2018-12-10T11:09:00+00:00By ,

Go with the flow and discover the chemistry behind volcanic activity