Chemistry

'Children Are Being Poisoned Now!' Fury As Tories Delay Publishing Air Quality Plan

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 24.04.2017 | UK Politics

The Tories were today accused of allowing children and pregnant women to be poisoned by toxic fumes by refusing to publish a long-awaited plan to impr...

Acid Is Fast Becoming A Weapon Of Choice Due To 'Loopholes' In Law

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 19.04.2017 | UK

The number of acid attacks has doubled in the past five years amid fears corrosive substances are becoming “a weapon of choice”. Figures revealed ...

My Job Means I Can Be Many Things - Does Yours?

Mat Galvin | Posted 10.04.2017 | UK
Mat Galvin

Last month, it was fantastic to read about the finalists of the Global Teacher Prize. What a wonderful set of individuals doing amazing things around ...

Lasers Could Lead To A Computer That's 100,000 Times Faster Than Today

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 14.03.2017 | UK Tech

When you consider what today’s computers are capable of, it’s fairly mind-boggling to imagine what a computer would be like that’s 100,000 times...

Redheads Could Be More Likely To Develop Parkinson's

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 06.03.2017 | UK Tech

Doctors from Massachusetts General Hospital have found what they believe to be a connection between the “red hair” gene and an increased likelihoo...

Kim Jong-Nam Killed By 'Weapon Of Mass Destruction'

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 24.02.2017 | UK

Kim Jong-nam, the half-brother of North Korea’s leader, was killed by a weapon of mass destruction, police revealed on Friday. Kim, the older siblin...

The World Is My Classroom

Jacqueline Koay | Posted 22.02.2017 | UK Parents
Jacqueline Koay

My daughter recently finished a topic on chemical bonding in school. It was a relatively simple topic and I was shocked that she did badly in the test, given that she aces all her other subjects effortlessly.

Ultrasound Can Be Used To Age Liquor In Days Rather Than Years

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 10.02.2017 | UK Tech

It normally takes years for brandy to mature, but researchers claim to have found a novel way to cut the process down to just a few days. The miracle ...

Scientists Have Created A Compound That Could Rewrite One Of The Basic Rules Of Chemistry

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 08.02.2017 | UK Tech

If you can remember any of your basic chemistry (we can’t) you will recall that helium holds a special place in the periodic table for being complet...

Scientist Claim To Have Created The Rarest Material On The Planet: Metallic Hydrogen

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 27.01.2017 | UK Tech

Around 80 years ago it was theorised that with enough pressure, you could in fact transform hydrogen into a metal. Well now two scientists at Harvard ...

Scientists Are Creating A Database Of Farting Animals

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 11.01.2017 | UK Tech

What’s the best way of getting the public to engage with science on social media? Talk about farting animals. That’s the thinking behind the hasht...

Are You Considering A New Year, New (Teaching) Career?

Mat Galvin | Posted 06.01.2017 | UK
Mat Galvin

I'd advise other people who are looking for a rewarding career change to consider teaching - especially if you like working with young people, are interested in a subject area or are keen to find a career path with a wide range of opportunities. Teaching always has been and always will be my way of tackling those January blues, and it could be yours too.

This Is How Psychedelics Could Change People's Minds - On Drugs Policy

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 30.12.2016 | UK

For tireless drugs campaigner Amanda Feilding, the past 45 years feel almost as though they’ve been frozen. While there were a vast number of resear...

The World Is One Step Closer To Using Heat As An Electricity Source

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 23.12.2016 | UK Tech

Humans have moved one step closer to creating a device that could convert heat into a potential source of electricity. In a world that relies so heavi...

Why Teaching Gives Me Goosebumps

Mat Galvin | Posted 22.12.2016 | UK
Mat Galvin

Of course teaching is not without its own challenges, but there are also many benefits and rewards that make the hard work worth it. I go home at the end of each day knowing that I've made a difference. Is that something you'd like to feel too?

Making the Case for Science: An Interview With Sir Venki Ramakrishnan

Alex Jackson | Posted 09.02.2017 | UK Tech
Alex Jackson

Following in the footsteps of eminent scientific figures like Isaac Newton and Ernest Rutherford is no easy feat, yet two months into his five-year presidency at the Royal Society, Sir Venki Ramakrishnan is taking it all in his stride.

Five Surprising Findings About Death and Dying

Jonathan Jong | Posted 09.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jonathan Jong

Few of us find taxes exciting, but death - even just thinking about it - affects us profoundly in many different ways. This is why researchers across so many different fields study it from their perspectives. Here are five research findings - biochemical, medical, genetic, sociological and psychological - that you may not be aware of.

Rockets and Humour: Three Amusing Anecdotes

Thomas Moorton | Posted 11.08.2016 | UK Tech
Thomas Moorton

"A good rule for rocket experimenters to follow is this: always assume it will explode." - Letter to the Editors of Astronautics, 1937 I'm sure tha...

This Homemade Laser Shotgun Is Stupidly Dangerous

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK Tech

Drake Anthony's latest YouTube entry should be prefaced with 'don't try this at home.' The 22-year-old self-proclaimed 'DIY laser guy' has a YouTub...

Don't Forget the Girls: Breaking Down the Gender Barrier Starts at Home

Olympia Brown | Posted 13.06.2015 | UK Tech
Olympia Brown

I can only hope that small changes in perception, attitude and most of all confidence like these, repeated over and over again in homes across the world, will result in more girls feeling more confident about science, and families feeling more positive (and less scared!) of tackling a science activity themselves.

Should the Private Tutoring Industry be Regulated?

Alex Dyer | Posted 14.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Alex Dyer

It is fast becoming one of the most popular jobs in the UK - and if the recent figures are true, the industry is now one of the most popular career choices out there...

Signs Of Organic Chemistry Found At The Centre Of The Galaxy

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 30.09.2014 | UK Tech

Scientists have discovered an unsettlingly complex molecule at the centre of our galaxy which could hint at the beginning of life-forming chemistry. ...

Student Makes Impressively Clever Chemistry Joke In Yearbook, Gets Suspended

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Instead of hiring her on the spot as the next chemistry teacher, a school has suspended one of its students who made a damn clever periodic table joke...

This New Material Is Lighter Than Water, Stronger Than Steel

Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.02.2014 | UK Tech

A new material has been developed which is said to be both lighter than water, and stronger than steel. The bone-like stuff was created by Jens Bau...

Nature's Invisible Dances

Dr David R. Glowacki | Posted 30.12.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Dr David R. Glowacki

Understanding the invisible dances taking place on tiny scales in nature has profound impacts for our everyday lives. For example, understanding the dances of cells, molecules, atoms, and electrons allows us to make strides developing important technologies in areas like medicine and mobile communications.