Chemistry World Podcast

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Monthly podcast from Chemistry World, the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry.
🇬🇧 English
last modified
2019-05-05 20:45
last episode published
2017-02-03 14:01
publication frequency
32.02 days
Chemistry World author  
Ben Valsler owner  
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Date Thumb Title & Description Contributors

Chemistry World podcast – January 2017

This month we introduce our new puzzles page, discuss the implications of Trump for science and meet Yuri Oganessian, the only living person with an element named after him

Chemistry World Book Club podcast – Herding Hemingway's Cats

Six-toed cats and misconceptions in genetics are discussed in this months podcast

Chemistry World Book Club podcast – Sorting the beef from the bull

This month we discuss the ubiquitous nature of food fraud and its detection

Chemistry World Book Club podcast – Scientific paper writing

This month, we discuss how to write quality scientific papers

Chemistry World Book Club podcast – Why science is sexist

This month we discuss unconscious bias and other reasons why science is sexist

Chemistry World Book Club podcast – Elements of Power

This month we learn of the problems that arise from mining rare metals in David Abraham's The Elements of Power

Chemistry World Book Club podcast – Adventures in the Anthropocene

This month we consider the dawning of a new epoch as we discuss Gaia Vince's Adventures in the Anthropocene

Chemistry World Book Club podcast – Thing explainer

Our book club podcast considers simple language in science as we discuss Randall Munroe's new book, Thing explainer.

Chemistry World podcast – December 2015

This month, we learn how to leave the calories out of fine chocolate, and discover the earth might be older than we thought

Chemistry World Book Club podcast – Why does asparagus make your wee smell?

In this podcast, we learn why does asparagus make your wee smell, as we discuss Andy Brunning's new book

Chemistry World podcast – November 2015

This month we meet chemisty Nobel winner,Thomas Lindahl, and we learn how bio-markers might be used to determine the time of death

Chemistry World Book Club podcast - Scientific Babel

We probe the nature of scientific language with Michael Gordin's bestseller, Scientific Babel

Chemistry World podcast – October 2015

This month, we chart a course through chemical space and discover the potential problems of cleaning up Sellafield

Chemistry World Book Club podcast – A is for Arsenic

In the first of a brand new podcast series, we get together to discuss 'A is for Arsenic: the poisons of Agatha Christie'

Chemistry World podcast – September 2015

In this months podcast, we discuss Ebola and malaria vaccines in the pipeline, the history of peer review, and managing the mountain of chemical data

Chemistry World podcast – August2015

In this space special, we learn how to study comets surfaces, and speak to a Nobel Prize winner about his 20-year-old prediction proving to be correct

Chemistry World podcast – July 2015

We ask, does graphene live up to the hype, and discuss injectable electronics that unfold in the brain

Chemistry World podcast – June 2015

What makes food sweet? How do we protect against food alteration? New e-paper, and possible treatment for ebola

Chemistry World podcast – May 2015

We find out how nanotoxicology could be holding back development, and ask if 'patent or perish' should be the new academic adage

Chemistry World podcast – April 2015

How do you smell? We discuss a controversial theory about odour detection, and investigate forensic toxicology

Chemistry World podcast – March 2015

How cephalopods teach chemists about camouflage, and new ways to convert carbon dioxide into useful materials

Chemistry World podcast - February 2015

Cannabis, peanuts and explosive investigations – all in the February 2015 Chemistry World podcast

Chemistry World podcast - January 2015

How a new nanoparticle iron supplement can treat anaemia, and a run down of chemists in the new year honours

Chemistry World podcast - December 2014

How nitrogen can make green explosives and why molecular communication might produce chatty nanobots

Chemistry World podcast - November 2014

We speak to Eric Betzig about his Nobel prize-winning research, and find out how thermoelectric materials can be made more efficient

Chemistry World podcast - October 2014

We speak to Jason Sello about the hunt for new antibiotics, and Monique Simmonds explains the chemical role of botanical gardens

Chemistry World podcast - September 2014

We speak to Paul Clarke about the challenges of natural product synthesis and discuss the pros and cons of perovskite solar cells

Chemistry World podcast - August 2014

This month, how artificial comets may explain the origins of asymmetry in life. Plus, we speak to Martyn Poliakoff

Chemistry World podcast - July 2014

We speak to artist Briony Marshall and art detective Warren Warren about the more artistic sides of chemistry

Chemistry World podcast - June 2014

We speak to Tom Brown, the 2014 Chemistry World Entrepreneur of the Year, and find out why cells spend so much time doing nothing

Chemistry World podcast - May 2014

We speak to the 'sultan of synthesis', Phil Baran, and Peter James explains how labs can save cash on energy bills

Chemistry World podcast - April 2014

Why are researchers boycotting a conference? How can Raman spectroscopy reveal the true colours of paintings? And how can shrimp shells help clean the ocean?

Chemistry World podcast - March 2014

This month, synthetic DNA bases and chemistry using smartphones

Chemistry World podcast - February 2014

This month, alternatives to animal testing and exploring actinide chemistry

Chemistry World podcast - January 2014

This month, we examine the controversy surrounding the Turin shroud and explore the history of crystallography

Chemistry World podcast - December 2013

We discover how spin chemistry guides migrating birds and explore the science of cheese

Chemistry World podcast - November 2013

Michelle Francl helps us tackle chemophobia, and we discover the history, art and science of alloys with David Dye

Chemistry World podcast - October 2013

Chemists are helping palaeontologists discover the palette of fossil pigments, and helping toxicologists design greener compounds

Chemistry World podcast - September 2013

Emma Smith surveys the prospects for chemistry graduates and Polly Arnold looks at plugging the leaky pipeline of women in chemistry

Chemistry World podcast - August 2013

Loren Williams explains how the ribosome hints at the origins of life, and Kevin Greenlees discusses veterinary drug development

Chemistry World podcast - July 2013

Hagan Bayley explains the scientific scope for 3D printing and Chad Mirkin introduces programmable DNA building blocks

Chemistry World podcast - June 2013

We discover 300 years of chemistry in Edinburgh with Eleanor Campbell, and explore the secrets of the main group elements

Chemistry World podcast - May 2013

Robert Lovitt tells us about algae biotechnology, Patrick Holland discusses nitrogen fixing chemistry and the team cover the latest news

Chemistry World podcast - April 2013

Geoffrey Kibby on mushroom chemistry, Paul Midgley illuminates 3D imaging and the team cover the latest news

Chemistry World podcast - March 2013

Mark Mascal talks about bio-derived chemicals, John Lindon introduces the Phenome Centre and the team cover the latest news

Chemistry World podcast - February 2013

Graham Richards discusses crowdsourcing, Eric Wolff talks about ice cores and the team cover the latest chemical news

Chemistry World Podcast January 2013

January 2013 podcast from Chemistry World - the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry.

Chemistry World Podcast December 2012

December 2012 podcast from Chemistry World - the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry.

Chemistry World Podcast November 2012

November 2012 podcast from Chemistry World - the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry.

Chemistry World Podcast October 2012

October 2012 podcast from Chemistry World - the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry.