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On This Week in Chemistry - Bromine
This Week in Chemistry - March 2016 Edition
Author: Simon Moorhouse
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Date: Mar 18, 2016

In this regular feature on the Radleys blog, we take a look at the events that happened on this very week, throughout history, that shaped our understanding of the chemical world.

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Chemistry of Chocolate
The Chemistry That Makes Your Easter Chocolate Delicious
Author: Inez Cornell
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Date: Mar 09, 2016

Chocolate shares certain chemical traits with morphine, marijuana, amphetamines, and even ecstasy. No wonder Easter is such a happy time of year!

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Actiunium - Uraninite Ore
The Element of the Month - Actinium
Author: Simon Moorhouse
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Date: Feb 24, 2016

Actinium is rare, beautiful, and deadly. And yet, it just might save your life.

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Saluting Helen Sharman – the First Briton in Space
Author: Simon Moorhouse
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Date: Feb 17, 2016

Dr Helen Sharman was a chemist who, in 1991, became the first Briton to visit space. In this blog post we take a look at Dr Helen's journey from her job in a chocolate factory to becoming a crew member of the Anglo Soviet Juno Mission.

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First Ever X-Ray
This Week in Chemistry - February 2016 Edition
Author: Simon Moorhouse
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Date: Feb 12, 2016

In this regular feature on the Radleys blog, we take a look at the various births, deaths, and discoveries that shaped the world as we know it. In this instalment - x-rays, elements, bombs and diamonds.

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Radleys Distributor Awards 2015
Author: Dr Keren Abecassis
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Date: Feb 10, 2016

At the end of January, Radleys held our annual Sales & Commercial Meeting at Hanbury Manor in Hertfordshire, UK. This important event is a chance for us to gather our international distributors in one place and share ideas and news. Find out who the Award Winners were...

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STEM Careers outside the lab
The Student Spot - Your Essential Guide to STEM Careers Outside the Laboratory by Keren Abecassis
Author: Keren Abecassis
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Date: Feb 09, 2016

The Student Spot is a regular feature on the Radleys blog in which we invite those who are studying, researching, or practising chemistry to share their thoughts on the latest developments in the world of science. In this edition, our very own Keren Abecassis offers some advice for anyone who wants to work in STEM out of the lab.

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The Chemical Truth Behind 5 Popular Aphrodisiacs
The Chemical Truth Behind 5 Popular Aphrodisiacs
Author: Simon Moorhouse
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Date: Feb 01, 2016

In an attempt to find the perfect recipe for Valentine's Day, we investigated the chemical content of certain popular aphrodisiacs, and the effects they have on the human body.

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Stephen Argent BodyBox
What Dream Chemistry Equipment Could Make Your Life Easier?
Author: Simon Moorhouse
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Date: Jan 27, 2016

Taking existing lab equipment as a starting point, we devise better alternatives – safer, cleaner, greener, more productive, easier to use, and with superior performance. So we were delighted when one of the entrants for our recent Lego competition proved a fellow innovator, with an idea to improve current kit.

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Boron
The Element of the Month – Boron
Author: Simon Moorhouse
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Date: Jan 22, 2016

Boron, boron, boron. You're extremely rare, you're extremely difficult to study, but without you, some believe that life itself simply wouldn't exist.

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