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Tin
The Element of the Month - Tin
Author: Simon Moorhouse
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Date: Dec 30, 2015

Tin is a chemical element with the atomic number 50 and the symbol Sn. It may not look like much, but without tin, we'd likely still be foraging for berries and living in caves.

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Royal Institution Christmas Lectures
The Royal Institution Christmas Lectures 2015 – Space is the Place!
Author: Simon Moorhouse
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Date: Dec 23, 2015

The Christmas Lectures have been held at the Royal Institution in London every year since 1825. For the 2015 series, Kevin Fong is looking to the stars.

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On This Week in Chemistry December 2015
This Week in Chemistry - December 2015 Edition
Author: Simon Moorhouse
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Date: Dec 16, 2015

In this regular feature we like to take a look at the events that happened on this very week, throughout history, that served to shape our understanding of the chemical world.

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Best Chemistry Set for Kids
Chemistry Sets for Kids - A Brief History of the Perfect Christmas Present
Author: Simon Moorhouse
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Date: Dec 09, 2015

What better way to kindle a passion for science than by treating your children to their very own chemistry set? In this special festive post, we’ll take a look at the history of the chemistry set – their early beginnings, their harrowing prime, their slow decline and their potential return.

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Christmas Present Ideas For Scientists
The Best Christmas Presents for the Scientist in Your Life
Author: Simon Moorhouse
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Date: Dec 02, 2015

What on Earth do you buy a scientist for Christmas? At Radleys, we have ideas to suit every budget!

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Germanium
The Element of the Month - Germanium
Author: Simon Moorhouse
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Date: Nov 25, 2015

The first element to be named after a country, germanium is a fascinating precious metal that's been found across the universe, as far afield as the atmosphere of Jupiter!

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Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week
Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week - How to Conquer the Silent Killer
Author: Simon Moorhouse
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Date: Nov 18, 2015

If there was ever an issue in need of an awareness week, it’s carbon monoxide poisoning. With no smell, taste or colour, carbon monoxide is extremely difficult to detect. But if inhaled, it can cause very serious damage to your health, and can even prove fatal.

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This Week in Chemistry - November 2015 Edition
Author: Simon Moorhouse
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Date: Nov 11, 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 of the November 8 to November 14, and if this list is anything to go by, November is a time for discoveries.

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Radleys Lego Competition
Meet The Winners of the Radleys Lego Competition - Stephen Argent
Author: Simon Moorhouse
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Date: Nov 05, 2015

The victory vouchers have been dispatched, and the lucky winners of the 2015 Radleys Lego Competition are now enjoying their well-deserved winnings. We took a moment to catch up with the prize-winning master builders, to find out more about these wonderful models and the even more wonderful people who built them.

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Radleys Lego Competition
Meet The Winners of the Radleys Lego Competition - Solomon Fagan
Author: Simon Moorhouse
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Date: Nov 05, 2015

The victory vouchers have been dispatched, and the lucky winners of the 2015 Radleys Lego Competition are now enjoying their well-deserved winnings. We took a moment to catch up with the prize-winning master builders, to find out more about these wonderful models and the even more wonderful people who built them.

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