Articles by: Mark

The Underground Map of the Elements – now with Nh, Mc, Ts & Og

The Underground Map of the Elements – now with Nh, Mc, Ts & Og

Tweet Follow @mark_lorch What with the names of the four latest elements being confirmed I thought it time I updated the original Underground Map of the Elements. So here it is resplendent with nihomium, moscovium, organesson and tennessine! Enjoy Link to PDF version.

By December 3, 2016 7 comments fun
Does stainless steel really get rid of garlic smells? Round 2.

Does stainless steel really get rid of garlic smells? Round 2.

Follow @mark_lorch Follow @yorkshirechem Some time ago we put the old wives’ tale that stainless steel gets rid of garlic whiffs to the test. The results were inconclusive and with hindsight the control probably wasn’t ideal. So we are having another go, this time with the backing of the Royal Society of […]

By November 24, 2016 7 comments Uncategorized
Professor Anthony Russell Clarke  1959 – 2016

Professor Anthony Russell Clarke  1959 – 2016

Anyone who has completed a doctoral thesis will testify to the almost parental like relationship a PhD supervisor has with their students. And so it is with great sadness that I heard my PhD supervisor Professor Anthony Russell Clarke, aged just 57, had passed away this week. To his friends, […]

By July 12, 2016 44 comments Uncategorized
A Flash of Light: a popular science book written in a weekend.

A Flash of Light: a popular science book written in a weekend.

Tweet Follow @Sci_ents Last autumn Andy Miah an I hatched a crack pot plan to write a popular science book in a weekend. With the help of authors Chris Arridge, Wendy Sadler, Giuliana Mazzoni, Benjamin Burke, Juliette McGregor, Charlotte Stephenson, Kevin Pimbblet and Akshat Rathi along with illustrators Ian Morris, […]

By July 8, 2016 0 comments Uncategorized
The Periodic Table of Element Eytmologies

The Periodic Table of Element Eytmologies

Tweet Follow @Sci_ents The seventh row of the periodic table is complete, resplendent with four new names for the elements 113, 115, 117 and 118. The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (the organisation charged with naming the elements) has suggested these should be called nihonium (Nh); moscovium (Mc); […]

By June 11, 2016 4 comments Uncategorized