Articles by: Mark

Chemistry Blog needs you!

Chemistry Blog needs you!

Poor old chemistry-blog, its being going since 2006, but its been a bit neglected of late. So as it approaches it’s teenage years, (13 in May!) we felt it could do with a new lease of life. So we’re blowing the dust off the old thing and inviting a new […]

By April 21, 2018 2 comments Uncategorized
Chemistry comes to Minecraft

Chemistry comes to Minecraft

Tweet Follow @mark_lorch There has been a spot of role reversal in my house of late. I’ve been at the Minecraft again and my kids are complaining. A while back Microsoft asked me and Joel Mills to work on the latest update of their amazingly popular game. And that update now […]

By February 22, 2018 0 comments chemical education, Uncategorized
The Chemistry of Hair Relaxers

The Chemistry of Hair Relaxers

Tweet I run a science communication module for undergraduate students. One of the assessments involves writing a blog or news style article. This year’s students did a cracking job so I’d like to share some of them with you. So enough from me and over to Ola Odu, a 3rd Year biochemistry […]

By January 31, 2018 0 comments general chemistry

Curiosity and distress

Tweet Follow @mark_lorch I had a particularly low period during my post-doc career, nothing seemed to be working.  The days of failed experiments stretched into weeks and then months, with no end is site. About that time I came across a quote (from the zoologist Marston Bates), that mirrored my mode […]

By December 8, 2017 0 comments opinion
The Secret Science of Superheroes — the origin story

The Secret Science of Superheroes — the origin story

Tweet Follow @mark_lorch Remember that League of Extraordinary Scientists? You know, the one’s that wrote a book about superheroes in a weekend. Well their Herculean efforts have come to fruition. The Secret Science of Superheroes (published by the Royal Society of Chemistry) is out now and this is what it […]

By October 5, 2017 2 comments fun