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How do trees clean our air?

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Investigating the role trees can play in reducing air pollution

Education in Chemistry - Science articles

Everyday science

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Poo sticks … and how to stop it


How science is saving water and time spent cleaning the loo

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Why smoke particles turned the sky red


Nina Notman explains why forest fires in Indonesia made the sky look red

A dated photograph showing a man's legs wearing Nike air and kicking sulfur hexafluoride

Sulfur hexafluoride


A gas widely used in electrical devices with 23,500 times the global warming potential of carbon dioxide

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


Short-term gains, but no environmental solution

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New power, old batteries

2019-12-04T14:50:00+00:00By ,

Closing the loop in lithium-ion battery recycling from electric cars

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Frozen in time

2019-11-06T09:56:00+00:00By ,

What chemical clues locked away in ancient ice tell us about Earth’s history

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What's in a bag?

2019-09-09T15:19:00+01:00By ,

Creating compostable plastic

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Fireworks: the art and science

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

Hayley Bennett investigates the chemistry of pyrotechnics

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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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Pass the salt

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

The pros and cons of NaCl