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This Week in Chemistry - October 2015 Edition
Author: Simon Moorhouse
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Date: Oct 14, 2015

In this regular feature we take a look at the events that happened on this very week, throughout history, that served to shape our understanding of the chemical world. This month we’re looking at the week that stretches from October 11 to October 17.

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Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2015
The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2015 Awarded to DNA Trio
Author: Simon Moorhouse
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Date: Oct 09, 2015

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2015 has been awarded to three molecular biologists, in recognition of their “mechanistic studies of DNA repair.”

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Take a Tour of Thomas Edison's Laboratory
Author: Simon Moorhouse
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Date: Oct 07, 2015

At the Henry Ford Museum in Michigan, it's possible to view a precise reconstruction of the room in which Edison perfected the light bulb - and accidentally invented the tattoo gun.

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Find out who won the Radleys Lego competition!
Author: Simon Moorhouse
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Date: Oct 05, 2015

Put down your bricks, the results are in! Who won the 2015 Radleys Lego Competition? Find out now!

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Element of the Month - Rhodium
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Date: Sep 23, 2015

To choose the element of the month, we use a random number generator to produce a figure between 1 and 118 – the current number of elements in the periodic table. This month, we drew the number 45, making rhodium our fourth element of the month.

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How to chemically unboil an egg? The Ig Nobel Prizes 2015
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Date: Sep 18, 2015

Streamed live via a webcast, thousands of people tuned in last night to watch an evening of passionate kissing, Nobel Laureates donning brassiere face masks, and much discussion about the international use of "huh". It could only be the 25th First Annual Ig Nobel Prize ceremony.

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Seven Fascinating Scientific Facts about Friendship
Author: Inez Cornell
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Date: Sep 16, 2015

What’s the difference between a true friend and just an acquaintance? Believe it or not, science has the answer.

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This Week in Chemistry – September 2015 Edition
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Date: Sep 09, 2015

In this regular feature, we take a look back at the events that shaped science and progress – things that happened on this very week, throughout history. This month we’re looking at the week that stretches from September 6 to September 12.

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The Science of Migraines – And How to Treat Them
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Date: Sep 02, 2015

Migraine Awareness Week is an annual initiative by The Migraine Trust that sets out to "raise general awareness of migraine as a serious public health issue and to reduce stigma".

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Element of the Month - Bismuth
Author: Simon Moorhouse
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Date: Aug 26, 2015

One of the few elements whose liquid state has a higher density than its solid state, bismuth is our element of the month.

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