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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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This Month We Launched a Lego Competition. Here's Why
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Date: Aug 20, 2015

Now, you might be wondering why Radleys – your favourite manufacturer of laboratory equipment – might choose to launch a Lego competition.

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On World Humanitarian Day, Remember the Story of Alfred Nobel
Author: Simon Moorhouse
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Date: Aug 19, 2015

Alfred Nobel pioneered the Nobel Prize, which recognises outstanding contributions for humanity in chemistry, literature, physics, physiology, medicine, and peace. But does this make him a Humanitarian Hero?

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This Week in Chemistry - August 2015 Edition
Author: Simon Moorhouse
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Date: Aug 12, 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 August 9 to August 15.

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International Youth Day - How Can We Get More Kids Interested in Science?
Author: Simon Moorhouse
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Date: Aug 05, 2015

It’s become a cliché to talk about the importance of “making learning fun”, so perhaps it’s better to talk about making learning natural.

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