The Origins of Krypton

Lucy Bell-Young

30th May 2018

Chemicals, Chemistry

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The Origins of Krypton

Krypton isn’t just Superman’s home planet, it’s also one of the rarest gases in Earth’s atmosphere. Today marks the 119th birthday of krypton’s discovery by Sir William Ramsay and Morris Travers, so we thought we’d take a closer look at this elusive element. What is Krypton (Kr)? Before its destruction, Krypton was a planet that… Continue reading »

The Science Behind a Soda Can

Lucy Bell-Young

28th March 2018

Chemicals, Science

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The Science Behind a Soda Can

You’ve probably heard many horror stories about your soda of choice. But could the seemingly unremarkable and greatly overlooked soda can be worse for you than the beverage inside? Acidity of Fizzy Drinks Soda cans have a lot going on beneath their aluminium surface. Lining their interior is a protective shield that prevents the soda… Continue reading »

The Chemistry of Chocolate

Lucy Bell-Young

13th December 2017

Chemicals, Science

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The Chemistry of Chocolate

With Christmas right around the corner, it seems an appropriate time to look into the world’s favourite treat: chocolate. Advent calendars and selection boxes are being arranged in tempting displays in every shop, and now more than ever the population are eyeing up the discounted Lindor boxes glowing ruby red beneath a string of fluorescent lights.… Continue reading »