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The 10 Best Science Podcasts in 2020

Jessica Clifton

15th April 2020



We’ve done some digging to find a selection of the best science podcasts in 2020 to suit practically every taste. The result is this compilation of podcasts that may (or may not) enhance your science knowledge. Some are funny, some serious, some are educational, whilst others offer some light relief from hard-core science.… Continue reading »

The Science Behind Vitamin D Supplements

Jessica Clifton

8th April 2020


The science behind vitamin D supplements

Vitamin D is important in the process of calcium absorption by the bones. It also has an important role in immunity and neurological functions. A deficiency in vitamin D can cause loss of bone density, which eventually can lead to osteoporosis. Severe vitamin D deficiency also causes osteomalacia or softening of the bones,… Continue reading »

Why Are Chemicals Stored In Plastic Containers?

Jessica Clifton

1st April 2020


Why Are Chemicals Stored in Plastic Containers?

Have you ever wondered why plastic containers are most commonly used for storing chemicals? It goes well beyond the variety of shapes and sizes they come in, or the environmental benefits they offer, although these are major bonuses. Plastic Chemical Storage Storing a chemical in the right container is the first way to… Continue reading »

The Science Behind LSD

Jessica Clifton

25th March 2020


The science behind LSD

The artistic subculture inspired or even fuelled by LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide) is well-documented, but how about the science behind LSD? How and where did the drug originate? How does LSD work and how does it affect people? We’ll be answering those questions in this article. Arguably, LSD is one of the defining… Continue reading »

Guide to First Aid in a Chemical Laboratory

Jessica Clifton

18th March 2020



There are certain hazards you can encounter when working in a lab that are unique to the chemical industry, so it’s important to have a guide to first aid in a chemical laboratory. It’s possible that injuries can occur that require immediate on-site attention and treatment, so chemical manufacturers should have safety precautions… Continue reading »

How to Manage Chemical Hazards

Jessica Clifton

11th March 2020


How to manage hazardous chemicals

Before we can discuss how to manage chemical hazards, we must first understand what are classified as hazardous chemicals. What are hazardous chemicals? Hazardous chemicals are substances, whether an element or compound form, that are poisonous, injurious or a threat to health. Some are highly corrosive and reactive. Others are carcinogenic. They could… Continue reading »

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At The Science Blog, we write about the latest from the world of science, chemistry, and chemical manufacturing. You’ll find all sorts of science, chemical, and manufacturing resources here, from what pesticides are to the science behind a soda can. If you’re interested in a career in science or chemistry, you’ll find information about chemical careers, too.